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Old 01-24-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Paul's 40 Gallon Reef

Ok, so as some of you may know I currently have a 38 gallon that I will be transferring to this new 40 breeder I picked up from Petco since they had the $1 per gallon sale. I know its only 2 gallons more but the footprint is so much better for a reef tank. Plus my old tank has sone scratches on the glass and I will finally be able to get that chysus wrasse out and rescape during the process. I will be starting on the stand as soon as I can get to it and will keep everyone updated. I'm gonna try to go a little more SPS this time around, but will be keeping most of my current coral. Stay tuned...
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Cant wait to see what you do with this tank paul. Following along!


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Lumber acquired. Now if this rain would hold off! Had big plans on building the stand today. Go to check the weather and its a 90% chance of thunderstorms untill 4:00.


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So I managed to get most of the frame pieces cut before the rain. Man I wish I had a garage for this! Originally I was planning on leaving the tank open top. I already have the light suspended from the ceiling. Just some ideas going through my head, I may try a canopy on this build and eliminate the cables from the ceiling, not sure yet. Also I as planning on painting the stand black, but I have seen some white ones that look very nice. The only way I would do it up in white though is if I do the canopy because the tank trim is black and I would like it to be uniform. Decisions decisions...
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Decided I wasn't gonna let the rain get me down today. I did my work in tight quarters in my shed. I got the frame done. Its alittle more solid that I planned, but hey guess that's a good thing. I'm probably gonna reuse the doors off of the 38 because they turned out perfect. I will also be using the overflow box, and y-check valve from it as well. All I need it to get some new bulkheads. Here's where it stands as of now. (no pun intended)



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Nice stand Paul. At least you had somewhere dry to work on it. ☺

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That is a really solid looking stand. Congrats on the new tank; that size is perfect.

Can't wait to see the new design.
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Thanks guys! Its coming along nicely. Ordered my bulkheads in today and got the stand all built. Just gotta puddy, sand, & paint. I will be reusing the doors off my 38 stand because they turned out perfect. Already test fitted them

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That stand looks really nice Paul. Cant wait to see it finished.

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Nothing wrong with making it stronger than you need. I always worried about the stand for my 75 gallon tank because it was store bought and looked flimsy. Now i make all my own stands.


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