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Old 06-28-2015, 06:39 PM
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Default Slyguys 6ft shallow reef build!

So since this is my first decent size tank and it is taking a little more work and planning then I prepared for I decided I may as well do a build thread so I can go look at it down the road and see my progress. Tank is 6'x18"x18" and I will be running a halide /T5 combo. Just need to figure out how I'm going to go about doing that.
I decided that I want to put my tank in a new location that is a little more suitable for a 6ft. But that required me to tear out an existing desk that was in that spot. Thanks Ryanerickson for helping me with this part.


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After puttying and sanding I got to work painting.




I found a stand for my tank but it wasn't in the best shape so Tyler and I stripped it down and made some changes, but it isn't finished yet, so I will post pics soon.



Tank is currently being drilled and the stand should be done this week. I'm hoping to have water in it by next weekend.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:08 AM
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Cool look forward to seeing your progress
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:03 AM
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Drain holes drilled
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Return hole drilled
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Overflow box being assembled
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My drilling setup (its expensive but drills perfect holes)
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Close-up of hole
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:27 AM
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Looks pro Tyler. Can't wait to get this thing going.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:15 PM
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Looking good nice work Tyler like the drilling rig.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:32 AM
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So it has taken a little longer than planned but im making progress. Stand and tank are in place. Just need to finish plumbing the sump, put hinges on the doors and hang the light. Hoping to have that done tommorow.




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Old 07-27-2015, 06:58 AM
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Looking good Nick can hardly wait to see the finished set up, sounds like you had some good help.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:53 AM
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Thanks laurie! Iv made some progress in the last few days. Iv finally got it plumbed and filled it with water and added my sand. I just need to hang my light and put doors on the stand. Tommorow i will be adding some rock and playing around with rock scapes. I put the lights on top of my tank just to see how it looked so its a little close to the water right now. Im also only running 3 of the 5 bulbs.



Still have lots to do in the sump area but at least its running right now.





Will have more updates soon.
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So rockwork is done and light is hung. Just have to put stand doors on and get more flow. Let the waiting game begin.







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Ooo that looks super cool, very nicely done Nick!
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