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Old 02-06-2014, 04:57 AM   #21
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Got a little side tracked making a coffee table

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:15 AM   #22
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Got a little side tracked making a coffee table

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Hah! This is my life also. I've been building the fish room for a few months now but have about a dozen other completely unrelated projects in the mix as well.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:47 PM   #23
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Coffee table for the man cave done i might actually be able to get back to the fish tanks...

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #24
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I've pretty much managed to get the hood finished and sanded today. just one more piece to finish and it'll be time for water???

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:18 PM   #25
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Just a few layout ideas for the 4 tanks. I think i need some more wood and rock.

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Old 02-12-2014, 05:59 PM   #26
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Following along. Looking good
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:04 PM   #27
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Wow looks cool. I like the wooden look! Definitely thinking about starting a DIY saltwater
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #28
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Thats one tank with water in and filters running, just need some plants.

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And the bottom doors are made and hung.

3 more tanks to go and 2 more doors to make.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #29
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Its a shame you couldnt find a nicer piece of timber for that front edging
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:07 PM   #30
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i've thought the same thing today, i've got a piece to replace it as it doesn't reach the water level.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:10 PM   #31
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Nice. Are you going to sand and varnish/paint?? Or just leave it how it is now
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #32
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It's pretty much all old pallets so all i've been doing is sanding to even up the colour and get rid of staining. it'll get a coat of clear varnish to protect it a bit.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:10 PM   #33
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I've had a few days off work and managed to get a bit more done on the tanks.

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Just a little more sanding

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29G long planted and bog wood. Having a little trouble getting the temp up, think i need a bigger heater.

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20G long half planted with bog wood, just set this up today hence the cloudy water. plus my custom 4G tall ( either beta or shrimp) running a custom sump.

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25G long not yet set up.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #34
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Looking good, keep us posted, how about a photo of the rest of the cave.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:11 PM   #35
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Hinges are now on the hoods...
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM   #36
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pictures would help

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work in progress mancave... I've started on a full height and half height stud wall to split the garage in 2, built a temporary work bench for tinkering. got a new kitchen coming on wednesday so i'm using the best of the old one to add cupboards and a new bench so i can get rid of the 2 shelf units and refit a new garage door where Marilyn's hanging. I can then add a bat car.

We've only been here for 18months and theres lots more to do. The house comes first apparently

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Slate overflow for one of the tanks.


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Old 03-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #38
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I've not had much time or space to do much with the tanks as my garage is full of new kitchen and sideboards.

2 of the tanks have been cycling for almost a month, both are 0.5ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite, 20ppm nitrate and 7.2 ish ph. temps around 20 degrees as i'm having heater issues (**** cheap Chinese crap).
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #39
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If room is isolated buy a room heater that's what I use in my fishroom keeps all my tanks at 75

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #40
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I was thinking it could be my heaters not being correctly calibrated. I am now getting a steady 22 degrees by setting the heater at 28 degrees. when i had it set at 24 degrees i was getting 18, thats a 6 degree difference between setting and the actual temp.
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