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Old 02-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #41
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nice, i love the high look, is that a fireplace that is right next to it?

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #42
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Thanks - yes, it's next to a fireplace in our den.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #43
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have you tested to see if running the fireplace will heat up the water at all?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:52 AM   #44
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Actually - yes, but here is South La - fireplaces are more ornamental than anything else
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #45
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #46
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Canopy done! ' time for some whiskey! No more work this weekend!
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Looks darn nice ...Congrats on finishing it..(i still need to finish my canopy)
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Great job it looks great.
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Looks great! Nice job!
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Thanks all!
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #51
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looks great! i love the blue background! idk if this would look good as i have never done it but what if you put the side that is up against the tank blue as well rather than the white wall?

the canopy and stand look amazing though great job! enjoy that whiskey you deserve it!
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looks great! i love the blue background! idk if this would look good as i have never done it but what if you put the side that is up against the tank blue as well rather than the white wall?

the canopy and stand look amazing though great job! enjoy that whiskey you deserve it!
Go with black. Everything pops out alot more
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #53
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We may actually add a blue background to that left side (next to the wall)
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wow. I was thinking of building a stand for my tank too, then I saw this...superb job. I was just gonna use some pine and maybe paint it...if you dont mind, how much did the supplies run you?
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Thanks - I think the supplies were about $225ish - but I already had the doors, so - that helped alot
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #56
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You can still add a sump and overflow box. Will get all you major equipment out of display tank as well as add volume. You will show no evaporation in display tank either. Not telling you how to build your tank but coming from running sump setup and no sumo setup the ease and advantages are unbelievable. All I'm saying is consider it now when it is easy to add to setup. I'm sure a tank can fit in that cabinet for a sump
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are you going to have a peep hole through your bathroom wall? if so that is and awesome idea! kind of like a picture that fish swim in and out of
That would be the sickest thing ever.
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The Fluval Canister, 3 of the skimmers, 2 of the powerheads, the sand, salt mix, etc are in - so, I'm thinking I am gonna fill the tank up on Monday and get everything running without any live rock. Then the plan is to A) Wait until I get the $ and order a bunch of live rock or B) Buy some from folks taking their tanks down (Craigslist). I looked at a few local aquarium stores and their "live" rock looks like dry base rock that just got thrown in water.
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The Fluval Canister, 3 of the skimmers, 2 of the powerheads, the sand, salt mix, etc are in - so, I'm thinking I am gonna fill the tank up on Monday and get everything running without any live rock. Then the plan is to A) Wait until I get the $ and order a bunch of live rock or B) Buy some from folks taking their tanks down (Craigslist). I looked at a few local aquarium stores and their "live" rock looks like dry base rock that just got thrown in water.
Baserock will do the job too. It's only a week difference in cycle time give or take a couple days. You can get 200lbs for $340 with shipping.
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Baserock will do the job too. It's only a week difference in cycle time give or take a couple days. You can get 200lbs for $340 with shipping.
I have thought of that too - where is your info/price fro
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