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Old 08-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #601
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Side note...canopies...they sit directly on the tank, right? IDK, kinda freaks me out some. I'm thinking about building a stand and canopy for the 55. Maybe I'll build a stand, put the tank on it and rehang my lights...then build a canopy with some small supports on the corners or something...maybe a larger support on the back...
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I got a Corallife 220 super skimmer in my 20g sumo feeding my 55g. I showed signs within days. My problem is a little too strong on the return
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #603
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I fabricated mine out of aluminum. It just sits on the top with alumn. angle
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #604
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This is a week of clean up after being unplugged for a couple of days. It takes a day or so to tune in put definetally pulls stuff out
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Interesting. I suck at building, but it'll be made out of pine I think. Stain it a nice dark cherry.
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Problem I find with that is wood absorbs water. If u do seal it with Thompson water sealer
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Problem I find with that is wood absorbs water. If u do seal it with Thompson water sealer
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On the idea But imho use any polyurethane water based for indoor wood floors do not use out door based sealents. Like thompson for wood decks.. sorry steve to much to leeching on the uvb additives for it to be above an aquarium. In fact use min wax aerosol can to apply after stain.. I had a small hand in development of their product years ago and being a reefer i always look at the potential of a product in regards to my tank.
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Hm...Minwax Red Mahogany Stain...
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Side note...canopies...they sit directly on the tank, right? IDK, kinda freaks me out some. I'm thinking about building a stand and canopy for the 55. Maybe I'll build a stand, put the tank on it and rehang my lights...then build a canopy with some small supports on the corners or something...maybe a larger support on the back...
As you may know, I did that. I like it, but I think it looks nice without it also. If you did a better
Job than me, which in sure you would because it was my first time building with wood.. Youd love it. If you'd like to learn how I did it with what I used, just ask.
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