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Old 08-28-2005, 09:18 PM   #31
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i'll get a better pic up soon.
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:02 AM   #32
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It's amazing that at the LFS they charge like 400 bucks for a all-glass modern series stand. Mine is skinned with 1/4 inch oak veneer plywood that cost 18 bucks at Home Depot, I figure I have around 150 bucks in mine, and only because I used Oak. If I would have used pine it would have been half that.

Anyway your stand looks great.

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Old 08-29-2005, 01:52 AM   #33
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They are great, good prices also, unless you live in Wisconsin like I do :-(
They are based in Rhinelander WI, so I have to pay sales tax.

I usually use Big Als because of the sales tax thing.

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i personally like thatpetplace.com prices are on the same level with bigal's, been using them since 97 for replacement filters, and economy sized fish foods.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #35
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at your request


stand


canopy


fuge with chaeto i just got


entire setup

I wonder if this thing weighs over a 1000lbs or not? hmmm.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:14 PM   #36
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Looks great, your doors look similar in construction to mine.

I bet it's close to 1000 pounds, a full 75 gallon is about 750 pounds including the tank. For the gravel you have to subtract how many gallons of water it displaces, then subtract that weight from the 750.
You stand probably weighs 100 or more pounds, then the sump.
You may be over 1000
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If you are still looking for something to cover the back of the hood you may want to look into some type of acrylic or plastic and make almost sliding doors out of it and maybe drill out lots of vent holes in the plastic. Just a thought.

Your set up looks VERY nice. I was thinking of building my own stand once i get everything planned out. I still need to buy a tank and all that good stuff. I was thinking of going to HD and looking at some of the kitchen cabinet stuff and seeing what I could come up with.

You think a solid platform to set the tank on is ok or would just setting it on the frame of the top be ok? I was just thinking it might be a way to save a few bucks on plywood material. Or maybe I should use a plastic type thing to save on water dmg to the base when the drips or spills happen.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:31 AM   #38
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setting it on the frame is fine. I just put some nicer finishing wood on top so it looks nicer.
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:59 PM   #39
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LR.com delievered today despite all the unfortunate happenings they've had recently. Props to you guys for getting my rock shipped out! The rock is fabulous. I ordered 20 keys and 20 gulf. I'm very pleased thus far. I spent most of the morning just looking around at the rock and discovering new creatures moving about. I could use help identifying a few of them too


Unidentified snail/conch thingy.



newer clowns



my aquascaping job thus far. How did i do?



Can you help me ID this anemone and what appears to be a cucumber maybe?


another pic of the awesome LR form LR.com. Way better than what the LFS sells.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:45 PM   #40
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well, i'm pretty sure the anemone in the above pic is aptasia at this point. At first i thought maybe it wasn't cause it's dark purple in color. But it sure looks similar to aptasia. There's also anemones that came with the live rock that are 'see-through' clear. I'm thinking these are aptasia as well Peppermint shrimp time.
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