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Old 03-03-2013, 02:58 AM
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I had no choice is time for a upgrade . Yes that is duct tape holding my tank together I have a steal brace now but the tape worked in a pinch. The centre brace broke on my tank about a month ago I did try to re silicone but I have no faith in my repair and neither did my wife but that's a good thing

This means new bigger tank for me and it should be here in about a week or so .The only problem is if I get a new tank my wife wants new carpet and the current tank sits on the old carpet so it should be a few long days to do the switch over. Lucky I won't be installing the carpet I leave that one to the pros . The current tank is 84 gallons the new one will be about 150 the dimensions are 56.5L 24w 26 h . The finishing touches are just about done at Conccept Aquatics.



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Old 03-03-2013, 03:10 AM
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Woohoo upgrade
We replaced our carpet a year ago before I started our current tank
If you haven't thought about it already, I'd suggest you put a couple thousand screws into your floors before the new carpet goes in
Our floors were very dry and squeaky, but now all is quiet
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Nice tank bud, one day I'll have a tank from concept! keep those pictures coming.
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I am going to need to add a molding around the top of my stand to cover the plywood the aquarium is built on . Does any one know where I can get maple moldings ? I checked Home Depot all they have is pine and oak . I built my stand out of maple plywood and I want it to match as closely as I can get it .
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Now the starfish gonna chill even more!
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I am going to need to add a molding around the top of my stand to cover the plywood the aquarium is built on . Does any one know where I can get maple moldings ? I checked Home Depot all they have is pine and oak . I built my stand out of maple plywood and I want it to match as closely as I can get it .
Not sure if there's one near ya, but Windsor plywood usually has an ok selection.
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Thanks I will check out Windsor plywood and yes my starfish is going to be pimping !
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I am considering moving my tank to another location . Where my tank sits now is great for viewing and structurally its not going anywhere. The new tank will limit access to the basement and from a style point of view its all wrong the tank is siting rite in front of a window.



Every outside wall in my home has large windows the only other location has less reinforced structure the joist are running with width the tank providing less support. There is a large manufactured support beam to the side of the tank that I think should provide enough support . The total weight of the tank and stand should be about 1500 lbs . The basement is finished so there is no adding extra support . What do you guys think am I over thinking this ?
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Congrats on the upgrade...you'll love it!

As for positioning...I think you be looking at more than 1500lbs but I think that the spot should be okay. I'm not an engineer though.
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You've got that large beam and the entire back of the tank is up against the load-bearing exterior wall. I suspect you're fine but keep an eye on that cat
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