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Old 06-28-2011, 09:16 PM   #21
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Unfortunately, being built by living color doesn't inherently make it worth more money if the procedure is the same. This is 300 gallons, it's not going to create a sinkhole under the house if not done exactly the same way some company does it. Specialist engineers don't need to be brought in to install a waterbed is all I'm saying.
Yes, but living color includes everything. It includes some of the best live sand imported from Fiji. It includes beautiful artificial coral. It includes a giant, powerful filter that can filter half of an Olympic sized swimming pool. Living Color makes the aquarium look as if it's apart of your house. They have beautiful granite that makes the aquarium look like a living piece of art. Living Color is quite an amazing Custom Aquarium Building Company.
Here's their website: livingcoloraquariums.com
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #22
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I don't understand why everyone is making a big deal out of this, it's not your money. If this is the company gwolfe wants to build and install his tank that's up to him. If you don't agree with what it's costs that's fine but you don't have to air that. Some people have no class.
I hope you love your tank and it's everything you want it to be.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #23
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You BETTER post pictures! Also, is the filter a sump type thing, or a HOB? Or what?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #24
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Yes, but living color includes everything. It includes some of the best live sand imported from Fiji. It includes beautiful artificial coral. It includes a giant, powerful filter that can filter half of an Olympic sized swimming pool. Living Color makes the aquarium look as if it's apart of your house. They have beautiful granite that makes the aquarium look like a living piece of art. Living Color is quite an amazing Custom Aquarium Building Company.
Here's their website: livingcoloraquariums.com
I probably came off harsh which isn't an accurate depiction of my thoughts on the tank build. I do think it should be aired though because A) If we're not voicing our opinions, we're kinda missing the point of the forum imo B) I thought it was important to point out to any newcomers that most 300g builds aren't going to get into the Tens of thousands -- That said, this sounds really awesome and like others have said, I expect PICTURES! I especially appreciate the concept of making the whole tank a piece of art, not just a place to hold good looking fish. GL And please don't don't let 'no class' posters like me keep you from giving us regular updates!
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Here's a picture of the frame. That's what we're building around. Right before this, the roof was torn down and rebuilt straight.
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Here's a computer generation of what it should look as completion. We are going to tear out the wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room. The animations have been posted on the living color website. PLEASE NOTE: THE PICTURE WITH THE KTCHEN MAY LOOK REAL BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY TOOK A PICTURE FROM A REAL KITCHEN, ALL THEY DID WAS SKETCH THE AQUARIUM IN.
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Loks really cool and I like the see thru to the kitchen. What are you doing to the sub structure to support the weight? Just the water alone is over 2500lbs.
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Loks really cool and I like the see thru to the kitchen. What are you doing to the sub structure to support the weight? Just the water alone is over 2500lbs.
The structure is temporarily, it works as a guidance so we know where to put the tank. The tank will be cemented in.
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How to you get in the tank?
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Awesome Thanks for posting the pics
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