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Old 03-21-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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New DIY for new to the Hobby

Just got a whim and broke out the old 55 a few months back and it just didn't seem as spectacular as when i first got it a few years ago. well i craigslist-ed a cheap 180 but it was very scratched. tried the cerium oxide polish and no luck. so i decided to just replace the front. in the process of removing the panels chipped and then broke a side.long story short I ended up getting three new sides and siliconed together my first aquarium. Now its up and running and i kinda surprised myself and wanna show it off a bit.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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The rest

this is the sump and what we now have for a tank in the living room
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Nice. Looks great
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:08 PM   #4
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Looks sick! I want a big tank soooooo bad.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:36 PM   #5
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Nicely done!!! Tank looks great!! I'd consider swapping the couch stock for something a bit more aquatic
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I love it! Your kids are a riot too! Gotta love that salesman pose
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Beautiful job
You must be very proud of it.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:56 AM   #8
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I am very proud. It was a long process of repair between work and family and the tank. The wife is happy, the kids love it... I'm good with that!

And thanks to everyone for the confidence boost on here. You guys are great and a big help.

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Nicely done!!! Tank looks great!! I'd consider swapping the couch stock for something a bit more aquatic
I here you on that lol. Started putting in fish and few days later had those on the couch. Tried everything and can't get rid of it!!

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Looks sick! I want a big tank soooooo bad.
I didn't think we could but with a little ingenuity we have less than 700 in the whole thing not counting the fish! Lots of diy

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