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Old 01-13-2007, 05:53 PM   #51
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It's saturday....back to the shop...the stand is complete, sanded, and ready for finish...started to assemble the canopy...I've been looking all week at different types of lighting...Unfortunately, due to the shape I am limited as to what I can use...I decided to go with a standard screw-in socket with CF bulbs...Luckily I was able to find a sheet of metal laminate with a mirror finish in stock for the interior...

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I sized some holes in the back for a couple computer fans in the event that I need some extra venting...
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did'nt have enough time to complete the lift lid, but was able to get a visual of how it will look with the tank...

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anyway...looking forward to your feedback as always...Iv'e been going back through the archives looking for lighting ideas,any new ones would be appreciated...I wont be updating next weekend...I'm getting a 55 gal in exchange for some install work, so I'll be a little busy
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:16 PM   #52
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Sweet merciful crap! That is so cool.

I look forward to the next episode of..."The Corian Tank."
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 PM   #53
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That is going to be one fantastic looking set up.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:57 AM   #54
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One of the best DIYs I've seen....and I've looked at a LOT of them! Bravo!
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #55
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Any news here?? Cycling already??
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That is going to be beautiful!
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:04 PM   #57
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No building this weekend, going to pick up a used 55gal ...will probably set that up before I finish the corian tank...still lots of work to do, and theorys to test...
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:53 PM   #58
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That is going to be one great looking tank! You have some fantastic skills!
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:46 PM   #59
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:34 PM   #60
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week 8 update..."has it really been that long".

got sidetracked a bit cleaning and setting up the 55 gal I got last weekend...I'll use this to test some ideas / hospital tank....made a simple workbench to set it on...filled it about 1/2 way yesterday to check for leaks....rigged an old shop light for 120w...need to make the filter for this one also,(got this great idea using a rubbermaid tub and the trays from a food dehydrator) gonna be sweet...

Anyway...Went to the shop today without the camera, so you have to take me on my word...The stand is done..."Yay"...I'll bring it home next weekend and take some pics...

Now I can start on the "corian filter"...LOL...No...wait...that's corian too...

BTW Sicklid....I'm envious of everyone here...most are setup and running
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