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Old 08-16-2004, 02:46 PM   #71
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HW9: Since you doing a new house. Why just 75 or 90 gallons? Is there a restriction somewhere? For In-wall tank, if you can, go bigger so that you will not regret it later. Back to your question. I am doing like what you showed on the picture. The wall for mine is cutout slightly bigger than the tank so you can actually insert your tank through the front. After it is all done, your moldings will cover the gap between the wall and the tank and the tank will kind of touch your molding. Like a picture frame.
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Thanks for the reply. There is no size restriction other than the cost. I still am wondering how to support the front edge of the tank and have it flush with th wall at the same time. I will think about the larger tank =)
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Old 08-16-2004, 09:38 PM   #73
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Thanks for the reply. There is no size restriction other than the cost. I still am wondering how to support the front edge of the tank and have it flush with th wall at the same time. I will think about the larger tank =)
Make the front frame of the stand the wall. Run it flush with the wall and sheetrock it.
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:14 PM   #74
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So how is this bad boy coming along?
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:54 PM   #75
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Sorry for the long wait in updating. Things had been going crazy at home and work and this project. But finally, the bad boy is near completion as of yesterday. The culture stone in front took longer than I expected. I finish painting the endcap yesterday afternoon.

More pictures to follow inside the fish room.

For those who had been following this thread, thanks for your patience. Moving the tank into the room is more difficult than I thought. At first, just thinking of moving the beast myself and a neighbor. But it turn out that I have to bring in 2 more neighbor, so total of 4 to place the tank onto the stand. Down the stair into the basement is the hardest.

I am very please with the sump that sumphead made. It excellent in workmanship. I will take a pics as well.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:03 PM   #76
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More pics......


I couldn't find the pic that showed the whole living room and the In wall tank. Will take the pics tonight to show how it blends in with the living room. I am pretty happy the way the whole project turn out. I am still mad at the bad contractor. I file a complaint against him at BBB, but could not recover any money from him. Don't think BBB can do anything about it.

The carpet should be in this weekend.
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Old 10-21-2004, 03:08 PM   #77
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I am sooooooo jealous!!

Man that is so beautiful!! I can't wait to start my in wall project in January....hopefully!
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:37 PM   #78
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Very nice my friend!!!!!
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revhtree: Thanks. Do you have a draft plan yet?

GrndHog: Thanks.


Attached more pics inside the fish room. The next step is to place the sump in place and start to do the plumbing. I need to shop for an external pump and a skimmer now. thinking of Mak5 and MR-2 or MR-3 and probably add a closed loop over the top.
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Bok, I am glad to see you like the sump. If you are happy, then I am happy. I have lost my e-mail account, I will PM you with another address. LOOKS GREAT!!

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