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Old 12-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #21
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my tank looks the same as yours 72 gallon bowfront how did you drill it mine has tempered glass stickers that say do not drill
Mine only had tempered on the bottom. I couldn't find an exact manufacterer for mine so I did take a risk in drilling it. I had no troubles though.
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ahh mine is the exact same even the stand and i did not think about it but mine only has a sticker on the bottom so i guess that means that only the bottom is tempered? thanks for the reply
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #23
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ahh mine is the exact same even the stand and i did not think about it but mine only has a sticker on the bottom so i guess that means that only the bottom is tempered? thanks for the reply

I would assume, but will never guarantee it. Alot of tank bottoms are tempered. One manufacturer of bowfronts did have the back tempered. I can't recall which one that is though.
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I got my base rock from reefrocks.net. Ordered 50 pounds and got 55 so props to Steve. The sand is backordered. I need to figure out how to epoxy these together. I can't seem to find a decent way to stack them. I tried about a dozen different structures and don't like any of them. The two darker rocks are from a local reefer and the rest from Steve.


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Old 01-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #25
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Here's what I ended up with the base rock in the tank. The live rock will probably go into the middle and make that higher.


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Should have my skimmer, heaters, and pump tomorrow or Wednesday so I can get the tank filled and cycling.
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Getting so close to filling it up! Ordered an RO/DI unit today.
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Looking good! Good move on doing the rock first and then the sand, it will be more stable in the long run.
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Looking good! Good move on doing the rock first and then the sand, it will be more stable in the long run.
Oh yeah.

Bought some epoxy today to try and make some different formations. I just can't get myself to like any structure I make with these rocks.
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Oh yeah.

Bought some epoxy today to try and make some different formations. I just can't get myself to like any structure I make with these rocks.
Ugh I have NO sense for aquascaping. Having a hard time visioning what I want to to accomplish with these rocks.
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it's a sweet day, skimmer, heaters, return pump, API kit out for delivery.

I wish I'd hear back from Steve at reefrocks on an ETA for sand. I got my rocks fine, I don't really want to fill the tank without the sand in it.

I'll start fitting for my sump tonight and hopefully finish epoxying my rock structures together.
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