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Old 07-09-2010, 12:22 PM   #41
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You might want to look at some kind of ventilation for your ballasts and lights, that can help a lot with the excess heat.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #42
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I planned on leaving the top of the built in cabinets open as much as I can, depends on what I end up with and how well I can afford to waterproof my wall. On the kitchen side of the wall, where all the cabinets and most of the tank will be, I plan to replace all the drywall with cement board. ...I don't want moisture building up.
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Lookin good! For your closed loop pump, I would try and find something that you can screw down, and cut a foam insulation piece for between it and that board. The big pumps can rattle and vibrate quite a bit.
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Lookin good! For your closed loop pump, I would try and find something that you can screw down, and cut a foam insulation piece for between it and that board. The big pumps can rattle and vibrate quite a bit.
Thanks for the tip
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Saw this and thought it might be of use to you.
Hot Tips: Tips for would-be in-wall tank builders | Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
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Hot Tips: Tips for would-be in-wall tank builders | Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
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Thats now in my favs, Thanks.
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Groovy, thanks jimbo I've showed my Dad this thread the other day. Hoping he joins...I've asked him to help me with the framing on the wall. He'd never heard of a plywood build...neither had I until I found this forum. Oh, and I asked to borrow all his tools. It's August already...
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Not to hijack, but for extra help:

If you want to see some really nice Plywood Tanks and ways to build them go to fingerlakesreef.com • Index page. The site overall seems slow but they have a plywood section that has a good bit of activity and people will respond quickly to posts. Your jaw will drop looking at some of the builds people are doing. I'm following an almost 1200 gallon tank right now.
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Thanks Smitty, I'm looking at different builds all the time. Trying to learn from others mistakes, so thanks for the link. One thing I've learned is have a very big budget and then expect it to cost more I think I'm gonna have to sell a kidney...or two
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