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Old 02-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #91
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i dont think hes going corals, unless he changed his mind, the title is Fowler

looks awesome though, what kind of lighting do you have over it?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #92
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i dont think hes going corals, unless he changed his mind, the title is Fowler

looks awesome though, what kind of lighting do you have over it?
I have about 500 watts of T5 lighting
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is that one fixture or did you go multiple and how many bulbs/ what is the k of the bulbs you have. sorry for all the questions lol
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #94
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Few questions..

Why did you choose to go so high on the stand? (curious)
210 gallons is over a ton of water.. plus stand, rocks, and equipment.. is that part of the house sitting on foundation?
Also, it appears that all of the weight will be resting on the top frame of the stand, instead of the vertical beams. How did you attach these? If just nails/screws.. over time I think it will bend and cause you problems.

I have a 280 tank that I've wanted to set up but I won't yet because it sits over a crawl space and I'm scared my handyness (or lack thereof) would be off just enough to have a crashing tank and 280g of water flood my house.

Freaking beautiful stand, tank, and setup! Jealous

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:29 AM   #95
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Our houses here are on a slab - so the tank sits on the ground floor and thus right on the concrete slab. No basements here in South Louisiana!

Actually, (you can't tell from the photos) but the weight is held by vertical 4" X 4" that are "framed" by a 2" X 4"s. The whole stand is connected by lag bolts, wood glue and steel construction straps.

I built it tall so that one can see everything while standing up and everything should be eye-level

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #96
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is that one fixture or did you go multiple and how many bulbs/ what is the k of the bulbs you have. sorry for all the questions lol
47" T5 HO AQUARIUM RETRO FIT KIT FOR CANOPY | eBay
' glad to answer as well as I can. I bought 2 of these T5 fixtures off eBay (See link) I am very happy with them so far

I also bought 2- 2 bulb 24" T5 shop lights, and 1 - 2 bulb 48" T5 shop light from Home Depot. (I am just using the stock bulbs right now)
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #98
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Well, I just ordered 120lbs of live rock from liveaquaria.com - it should be in on Friday. I also ordered 100lbs of dry rock from reefrocks.net and 25 lbs from an eBay dealer - so we shall see. . . That should give me about 315lbs total
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nice, how does it look?
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