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Old 04-19-2013, 03:06 AM
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Default Grizz's 8' - 300 gal + 60 gal + 30 gal OMG Build!!

Alright boys & girls here we go again........FINALLY!!

I have been trying to get this build going for well over a yr now & have been thinking / planning almost everyday.

This is the concept drawing that I mocked up many many many months ago & doesn't include the 60 gal cube or the 30 gal cube.

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First step was to replace the laminate floor where the new tank is going to be.






Then came the building of the main stand & the 2 towers.




Main stand painted and into the house.
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Looks great... Shortage of wall plugs for power maybe. where do you buy your steel from?

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:35 AM
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Looks great... Shortage of wall plugs for power maybe. where do you buy your steel from?
Going to be running a dedicated circuit from the power panel in my boiler / pool filter room that is downstairs & opposite side of the room once the tank is plumbed, pushed back to the wall & towers are in place.

I have a couple local steel supplies here in town that I buy from.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:47 AM
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Now that the stand is in the floor is done & stand is in the house I guess it is time for a few LITTLE pieces of glass

Bottom, sides & back together.


Bottom of the overflow setting


Front of the overflow & back cleat done.

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:00 AM
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Sure you will tell the whole world before me!! And here I thought we were friends

Congrats dude!!


Sound familiar?!

Bout' friggen time dude! Glad to see some progress!

What's the status on the front pane? Get a new piece yet?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:07 AM
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Sound familiar?!

Bout' friggen time dude! Glad to see some progress!

What's the status on the front pane? Get a new piece yet?
What you talkin bout Willis!! You seen pics of the stand before anyone else

Front pane is going one this weekend when I have more help around, it's a touch heavy.
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What you talkin bout Willis!! You seen pics of the stand before anyone else

Front pane is going one this weekend when I have more help around, it's a touch heavy.
dang I'd help but Avas first bday party is this weekend! Good to hear you got some new glass. And yeah I guess I did see it first :-P
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:17 AM
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dang I'd help but Avas first bday party is this weekend! Good to hear you got some new glass. And yeah I guess I did see it first :-P
Didn't replace the front starphire, I actually polished out the scratches.
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