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Old 02-18-2010, 06:52 PM   #11
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Great build, congrats!! Wow that can sure started a buzz. Haha not literally but..well you know what I mean
Thanks, and yes it did. I can handle my tools and I can handle my beer. Can't handle them together. LOL
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #12
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What, alcohol and saws dont go together. lol
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What, alcohol and saws dont go together. lol
Well... Three's a crowd. Alcohol and saws go together. Alcohol and I go together. Saws and I go together. However, alcohol, saws and I don't.

I manage to hurt myself enough sober. LOL
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:31 AM   #14
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Well... I got the lighting (Coralife PC) and took a few pics with a few plants in. It's still got a ways to go but I like it so far though. Definitely needs a background to hide the cables and equipment too.





Should get the design and build for the hood done this week sometime. I'll be sure to post pics of it when its done.
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Looks nice. You puttin goldfish in it?
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Looks nice. You puttin goldfish in it?
Nah. I got some nice healthy ones to help with the cycle. Its done now (I seeded with filter from another tank along with mulm and other stuff) but my brother wants to wait until he has a little more money to get his school of tetras. At that point the goldfish will go visit Stevie.

This is Stevie
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HAHA, hope he enjoys the snack. Does he breed flowerhorns. Because they can be beautiful. Except for the but head lump they have.
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HAHA, hope he enjoys the snack. Does he breed flowerhorns. Because they can be beautiful. Except for the but head lump they have.
Not yet. I'm in the process of setting up another tank for breeding and finding him a female. Hopefully in the next month or two I'll get that project going.
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How long has the tank been up now? The only concern I have with the stand is, can the plywood hold all that weight? I didn't see any 2x4's going down to the bottom hex in the pics.
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How long has the tank been up now? The only concern I have with the stand is, can the plywood hold all that weight? I didn't see any 2x4's going down to the bottom hex in the pics.
Its been up for ten days as of now. The original stand for this thank was built in a similar manner but with less sturdy joints. It lasted for a good 30 years or so.

Plywood is actually quite strong on end. Just take a look inside any commercially build stand. No 2x4's to be found.

The tank, water and everything in it probably weighs just shy of six hundred pounds. We had about 650 pounds of people jumping on it and it was just fine.
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