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Old 05-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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I got a tank from a friend and it was a little beat up.

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I wet sanded it down with 600 - 1200.

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Then a little buff. And it almost looks like new!!


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My only question. There are some scratches inside. Now I did buff it out but will they be hidden once water goes in?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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Awesome job. Looks great!
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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I re-did the support system for my 55gfresh to make room on the bottom for the 135g salt reef. Here are some pics of before and after.
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This is the rgb homemade LEDs that I made for my 55gfresh. I used an old t fixture.

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And I just hung the rodi unit.

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Here is another shot of where the new tank will be going. I am going to stagger 2x4s right next to the braces and run a 2x4 across because the ones going down are going to be where the tank will be.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #6
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I am fitting the tank now. I have to make 1 more brace then I can do the plumbing. You can see the sump in the background. I have to cut these out of the existing wall. But before I do I need to reinforce them. Slowly getting there.


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Looks good so far. I wish I could do an in wall build
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Just a few updated photos of the build. It's been a long time coming. Should be putting water in next week.



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Awesome work, it's really coming along.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #10
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Lights should be here Monday. They are Cree LEDs 120w full spectrum dimmable. I just have to figure out this reed keeper elite. I have the net up and running. I hooked it up to my pc but I have to use a longer USB core so it can stay plugged in. I want to be able to name all the functions because it is way easier on the pc. And I have to hook up my ato. The only scary thing about doing a sump is the chance of it overflowing. I put in loc line and anti siphon in line with the loc line. I have a 2 float switches for my ato.


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