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Old 05-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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i am back . 90 gal tank build

lol like it says yes i am back . i started on this site about a year ago when i was setting up my 55 gal rr tank . it was a sad day when i have to sell it due to moving back to Illinois from phoenix AZ . i had so much time and money invested into and since i only had three days before the move was going to happen i had to let it got complete for 150.00 . i told myself i would not get myself the deep just to lose again . but me and the wife missed are fishy friends .

well hears the story that brought me back. i was over working on a friends jeep one night and he started talking about fish tanks . i was telling him about the one i had when i was in az and how me and the wife would love to start another one . then the next day i got a call from him saying hay i got this 90 gal rr tank with stan and canopy i need out of my house if your interested in it come buy and get it . so the next day i found myself picking it up bring it home .

not to crazzy about the stan and canopy so in the next week or two going to be making a custom new one for it . i got the sump done already got the back painted with a black texture paint i thank makes it look killer . once the stan and canopy are 100 % done then i will go into more detail . here is a few pics as it set now . i will do my best to take tones of pics and update this as much as i can but it is going to be a slow build . money is getting tighter due to the fack the wife and i are getting ready to welcome are second child into the world in july

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Congrats. At least you know the mistakes you may have already made so it won't happen again!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Congrats! The price is definately right! Look forward to seeing this come together!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Yep, great deal on the tank setup! Following along to watch this build! lol

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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thank you every one . i cant wait to fill this bad boy up myself . hoping this weekend to start on the stan and canopy
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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small update . me and my 3 1/2 year old got the skeleton to the new stan done today . this thing is built like a tank . today i picked up 10 2x4s witch cost around 33.00 $ . i bought the the good ones tho not the low grade just due to the weight this things got to hold .

here are a few pics of my little update . plz dont mine the mess . i have a few other projects going on at the same time



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Looks sturdy. Lol. No such thing as an overbuilt stand IMO
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The stand looks sturdy as h****. I did notice that you have a corner overflow. Did u leave space at the corner of the stand for your plumbing?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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Diggin it keep it up!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #11
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The stand looks sturdy as h****. I did notice that you have a corner overflow. Did u leave space at the corner of the stand for your plumbing?
yea i left the space for it . i really made it one inch wider then the tank just for that reason .

also on another note picked up some tiger wood tonight to start wrapping the stan tomorrow since i don't work till 3 pm . still a long ways to go from done .

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That tiger wood is going to look awesome.
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another small up date . got the stan all skinned . still got to cut out the doors holes and make them do some sanding and staining then a lot of trim work . the the canopy will get started . hears a few picks up the update . that tiger wood is going to look killer when i am done



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Looking great! Wish I had those skills to do stuff like that. lol Thats gonna look awesome when youre done.
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Looking great! Wish I had those skills to do stuff like that. lol Thats gonna look awesome when youre done.
lol skill na not me . sad part is all i got a a cheep hand saw and drill . course as you can see i made a mistake and made it a little to wide so i got to correct that i am hopping to tomorrow . but sorta had to put on hold as my truck trans is starting to go and got to drop it off in the morning to get repaired . i cant complain i got three hundred and sixty eight thousand miles out of the first one . will update more as i get there tho
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got another small update got some trimming done on the tank . pics wed on my day off so i can finish the trim work first . after that the build will be on hold for a bit . my truck decided to blow its trans and i cant live with out my truck / money maker lol . so soon as i get that paid for then it will be back to the tank
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as promised update with pics . about 95% done with the stan . sill need one more piece of trim for the side back panel and then deiced the trim to wrap around the tank it self then make a couple doors then some stain time . tell me what you thank so far



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thanks guys . one day i hope to get it inside the house and up and running . thank i am going to ditch the 29 tall sump tho and try to find me a 30 or 40 gall to make my sump
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