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Old 01-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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SEAWEEDS 90g BUILD/TRANSFORMATION

Finally picked up the 90g yesterday
Now I can start building the new home for my 2 existing reef tanks
it's been a long time coming since I put a engine hoist through my 100g tank I was going to build 2 years ago

also picked up the lumber to build the stand and also a support wall in the basement , I don't want to see my new tank fall through the floor of my 70+ year old house lol



My plans are to transfer my 2 existing tanks to one
once this is complete I will start phase 2





today I plan on building the stand and support wall and maybe get the rhino coat sprayed on to the back and sides of tank , my daughter said she would help stain the stand after it's built , she wants to air brush the stand with fish and all the creatures of the sea , she's very talented so I know I can trust her

once everything is finished and ready to get started I will add step by step
details of the things that have been done along with lots of pictures

Wish me luck

just sit back eat some popcorn and enjoy the build
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Following along! I think I'm finally going to settle with a 90g so this thread might come in handy lol
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wow what a hectic day was already to cut all the pieces to build stand to find that blade was dull, so I found my burned out saw cause it had a sharp blade , took it off to find the blade was cracked in the center ,
not a very good start , I found a good blade halfway through the day and got everything cut,
ok after all that stress I got most of the stand done , still needs a few studs to support tank and needs to be either wrapped of stained still debating both
I'm leaning more to wrapping it , here's what I got done yesterday



I decided I'm going to wrap it , I still need to add a few support studs in back , also need to build a small stand inside to raise sump off floor about 10", I'm going with a 20 long since after I built stand I found the 40b I was going to use was to tall , just ordered another chinese led fixture , I almost forgot about that lol
busy day today wrap stand along with support wall in basement
I'll post more of progress along with pictures tonight
once in place I need to add sump tank before adding front support otherwise I can't get it in lol
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got stand wrapped still have to get corner moldings to finish off stand
stand is starting to look nice I am thinking about having glass doors made





getting tank ready to spray the rhino coat tomorrow and build support wall down stairs
should have corner molding either tomorrow or sun than I can get tank and stand in place
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Stayed up late last night got tank sprayed
looks great I decided to spray the 3 sides
this should concentrate light to the inside of tank
and not send a glare through room since my wife already complains about the glare from the light next to couch lol





The streaks are only since its still not completely dry
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Looks good so far! Keep the updates coming!
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today I went down stars to build a support wall and found a big screw up ,
who ever built the house 70 years ago ran the floor joists the length of the house instead of the width so it makes it hard to build a support wall without blocking off the whole room in basement , bad part is if a building inspector saw this he would deem house unlivable till brought up to code, so I know what I'll be doing in near future,
but till then I'm moving forward on my tank build
I just added a few 4x4 to support beams tank rest on till I can correctly fix this issue
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completed the stand got molding on it , came out nice ,
moved it to where it will stay and placed the tank on top
of stand , starting to make the egg crate tops , after that I will add sand and start to fill with water , and place power heads ,and slowly build scape as I fill


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SEAWEEDS 90g BUILD/TRANSFORMATION

Making great progress! Any ideas regarding stock yet? or new additions apart from the others waiting to move in.
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Making great progress! Any ideas regarding stock yet? or new additions apart from the others waiting to move in.
Not yet just all the existing stock

today is the day to add sand get all the equipment transferred over
trying to get wife and daughter out of the house so there not under my feet all day

just need to stay focused so there's no mistakes
I plan on a smooth transition
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