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Old 02-05-2015, 12:52 AM   #1
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Icydeath's Multi-Tank Build

Grabbed a 55, 20 long, and 40 breeder during the Petco Dollar Per Gallon sale. Gonna put some pictures up of how I'm going to have the oriented soon. It will be freshwater and I am playing with a few ideas right now. Building the stand on Friday. Stay tuned!
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:39 AM   #2
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Alright, I bought the cinderblocks on Friday! I got 21 blocks. I will show pictures when I build on Monday or Tuesday.

The array will be 3 pillars of 3 under the 55, 4 pillars of 2 under the 40 breeder, and 2 pillars of 2 under the 20 long. I am using 2x4's to rim the bottom of the tanks so they don't sit directly on cinderblocks.

I am going to run a C-360 on the 55 (maybe) if not I will run an Emperor on a 400. I will also run the Emperor on the 40B and I will run a Marineland 100 on the 20 long.

Not sure on the lighting yet though.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:11 AM   #3
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I had to line all the blocks on the bottom with tape to protect the carpet. Didnt take too long.

Then I screwed my 2x4 frame together.

I stacked all the blocks and had to hammer some of them flatter. Then I put the frames on the blocks then the tanks on the frame, it is coming together really nicely.

Tomorrow I need to get a saw and fix lengths on the frame for the 40B.

In the future I am looking to ask my mom or dad or stepmom to buy me some waterproof spraypaint to waterproof the frames.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:34 PM   #4
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Equipment List:

Filters
Marineland C-360
Two Marineland Emperor 400s
Marineland Penguin 100
*not biased to marineland, just happens to be what I have

Heaters
Four Aqueon 100W Heaters
Aqueon 50W Heater

Substrate
20 lb EcoComplete Black
Two 25 lb National Geographic Black Sand

Lighting
24" Coralife T5 HO Fixture
Two DIY LED's

Supplies
Aqueon Water Changer
API Master Test Kit
FloraPride
Liquid CO2
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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I plan on using a spare 10 G for a sump that I can disconnect and use as a QT or temporary fry tank.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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Finished water proofing the stands. I used a Rustoleum water proor enamel and I am happy with the results.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:58 PM   #7
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I noticed that the tanks don't meet the wood flushly. The first picture is of the 40B. The right side is 3/16 of an inch from meeting the wood. The second two are the 55. It is 1/16 of an inch off of the wood in the front middle. The back middle is flush. The wood is off the cinder by 2/16 of an inch. I used paper to fill that gap. The last picture is the 20L and it is 1/16 of an inch off the wood on the right side.

Will this be problematic? If so, what should I do?
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Does anyone know where to get replacement tubes and tube fittings for the C-360?
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You could try 1/8" foam insulation board from a hardware store. Put it on top of the wood and then set the tank on top of that.
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How would that help?

Just for extra info, the corners of the 55 are meeting flushly and so are the 20L but the 40B has the right corners off
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