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Old 03-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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180 Gallon build

so finally getting this thing started

couple weeks ago my dad and I built this stand. Wild cherry with black doors.



after waiting 3 weeks the tank was finally done and we brought it into the house (4 large men carried it and it was still crazy heavy)



also mailman paid me a visit yesterday and brought me a koralia wavemaker 4 and 4 koralia 4 pumps



for the past month and a half i've been seeding about 100 pounds of baserock in my 55 gallon tank that had already 60 pounds of liverock



up next will be the plumbing.....

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Stand looks great! You guys must be cabinet makers or something.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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Stand looks great! You guys must be cabinet makers or something.
thanks

lol yeah my dads been a cabinet maker for the past 20 years and has custom kitchen business
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That sure explains it then. Very nice quality from the looks of it!
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Very nice. Get the puppy going. Can't wait to see some pics. I plan on doing a 180 build this year so I will be following closely. Good luck
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It's a glass tank right? Digging the rimless look, not seen too often on larger tanks

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
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yeah its glass.... its rimless and euro braced.. but its getting a canopy today..... need to hide all the lights
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Very nice looking... It reminds me if my tanks set up
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Canopy is fine as long as it isn't ugly, just saying they don't make large framless tanks much.

What lights are you going with? I imagine you'll have to find something creative to penetrate the eurobrace
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Canopy is on.



door is going to be black and will be coming on monday
the opening is like this because if i ever want to add metal halides that need to be raised of the water surface, i can take the door off and create another box that sits on top of the canopy and holds the MH lights



to avoid lifting the whole heavy canopy everytime i need to do something in the tank.... only the front half comes off. back half and door will stay on the tank.



this is how the 2 halves are joined

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that looks great i cant wait to see how it looks when its setup
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[QUOTE="hackteck"]that looks great i cant wait to see how it looks when its setup[/QUOTE

Nice job !!!
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Canopy is on.
Sweet loooking set up!

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Did you have the tank custom made, or did you buy it from somewhere?

The cabinet and the tank both look great!
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Did you have the tank custom made, or did you buy it from somewhere?

The cabinet and the tank both look great!
tank is custom made but a standard 180 gallon size

but its a peninsula style tank with the overflow centered on the right wall.... this way i am not restricted to its use...... im probably gonna be moving out of my parents house within a year or 2 so when i move into my own house i am not limited to the positioning...
.... also both long sides can be used as the front, so if i ever scratch one side, i can turn it around and have another good face
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That thing is super sleek looking, the stand is awesome props to dad for that one. Look forward to the build progress.
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the slow filling process has begun..... 50 gallons per day
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The stand and hood look great! Very cool design. Awesome! following..
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