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Old 06-17-2010, 12:40 PM
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Wow, terrific build thread! You are doing a fantastic job for a first tank ever!

Love the automation!

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Old 06-17-2010, 02:58 PM
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Looks like you have two green candy cane corals, red mushroom, green star polpys, xenia, a couple montipora digitata frags, and an acroprora frag or two. you have a mix of some of the easiest to some of the harder corals to start with. Cant wait to see how it asll turns out.
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Quick update even though I know I should be doing a big update
here is the link to the live webcam stream
http://milad.homeip.net:5679
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I just went through your whole build looks great... Where is the FTS?
I like the webcam... but no lights on at 12:00 am where is the night viewing? I'll check back later
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I just went through your whole build looks great... Where is the FTS?
I like the webcam... but no lights on at 12:00 am where is the night viewing? I'll check back later

What is a FTS?
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:24 PM
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What is a FTS?
Full Tank Shot I asked the same question when I got into the forums... there is lots of abbreviations and I still ask some times.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:19 AM
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Here is full tank shot, im still trying to figure out how to shoot good pics. as you can tell i suck atm.


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Old 07-15-2010, 06:26 AM
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Here is full tank shot, im still trying to figure out how to shoot good pics. as you can tell i suck atm.
The tank looks good but the color looks off... the secret to getting the perfect shot is to take 10-100 shots just for one keeper
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:26 AM
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Here are some full tank shots and livestock update (i havent killed two many things yet)




















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Old 07-21-2010, 02:41 AM
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Default Overbending wood

So while making my stand one thing that kinda sucked was the wood we laminated was severaly bent. So i couldnt put it on the stand with magnets because of the curve it had. My carpenter buddy was hoping the laminate would bend it back straight but it didnt.

So after talking to some more carpenters there turns out to be a whole school of thought on overbending wood! Some sort of "art". So i took a crack at it.

First step, get bent piece of wood
Second step, put some 2x4s or stack some other wood on a table somewhere
Third step, clamp it down until you overbend it enough without cracking it




As you can see, i had a trusty kitchen table that expanded which I used. I stacked a few pieces of small wood a few inches high then clamped down the ends to the table.

I let this sit overnight and check it the next night. I bent it a little the first night then really reefed it the second night and it straightned out how I wanted it. Its trial and error I guess, you might need to go two or three nights instead of one.
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