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Old 10-14-2013, 12:39 AM
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Well I had my tank setup before I was a member on here so I never got to start a tank thread, so here's a new start.
I went away on vacation in the begining of Sept and I came back to find that my housesitter put some scratches in my tank. They are minor but as most of you also suffer from OCD when it comes to your tank, it just bothers me that they are there. And people don't notice the scratches until I point them out.
Well it was my wifes relatives that caused the scratches. Well she feels bad about it so I now have the go ahead for a new tank. My build will probably be up and running near Xmas.
So far this is all i've got. Should have the tank by mid Nov
1 1/2" steel stand. 60" long 30" wide and 36" tall. I went for a taller stand as I hate bending down to look at a tank. It should support 5000lbs. The sump will be in my basement as one won't find in the stand anyways due to the side braces.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:48 AM
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:36 AM
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Nice stand Bill, I like taller as well, my DIY built in stand is 37" tall. Is your new tank getting custom built by the guy in Calgary?
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:02 AM
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Looks like a good start. Looking forward to seeing this tank setup. I'm sure it will be sweet.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:04 AM
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How is your sump fit inside the stand?
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:12 AM
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How is your sump fit inside the stand?
Sump in basement not in stand.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:29 AM
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Nice stand Bill, I like taller as well, my DIY built in stand is 37" tall. Is your new tank getting custom built by the guy in Calgary?
Yup, Concept is building it. Paul from Oceanic Corals is looking after it all for me. It'll be the same same size as the stand but only 30" deep. I just went with normal glass, black silicone, eurobraced with a coast to coast overflow and herby drains. The stand is going to a cabinet maker to be skinned to match the cabinets in my house. I want to paint the stand white first. Powdercoating wont be neccesary as sump will be in basement. This will be a slow build as my wife has no idea of costs involved. Saving up my allowance for the funding
Relatives made me the stand for free so that is a huge savings.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:34 AM
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Those diagonals should make that stand earthquake proof. I've done many build by putting aside allowance money. It's good in a way because you have time I between stages to really think and plan.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:09 AM
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Nice tank build following along,and I will be able to see your glass being put together
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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I've done many build by putting aside allowance money. It's good in a way because you have time I between stages to really think and plan.
Yea i'm getting pumped. Couple more allowance days to go before the tank is paid off and can be started.
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