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Postby vann59 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:47 am

cantrell00 wrote:
Dominateprimate wrote:does this tank have any braces on the top? Just wondering. Hope it's not a dumb question...


Doesn't. I think I remember him debating the need to add some..


Well you know, with this being a shallow 7' tank, it might be wise to add braces. How thick is the glass?
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Postby The King Crabb » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:28 am

vann59 wrote:
cantrell00 wrote:
Dominateprimate wrote:does this tank have any braces on the top? Just wondering. Hope it's not a dumb question...


Doesn't. I think I remember him debating the need to add some..


Well you know, with this being a shallow 7' tank, it might be wise to add braces. How thick is the glass?


No braces, and I doubt there is any need to add any. The glass is quite thick, close to 1/2". I haven't done a "wet test" yet but I doubt there will be any bowing.

I really wanted to get some work done on this today, so I went to several lumber yards. Apparently today is national "terrible wood day" and I didn't want my canopy to be made with some of the worst wood I've seen in quite some time. I'm going to be heading out to the lumber yard(s) again as soon as possible to get good wood! Also looking at lighting for 4 hours today, definitely going with the CFLs!
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Postby Clink51 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:57 am

any updates dude?

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29G - x8 Zebra Danios, Multi Colony (15 -/+ 2)
75G - x13 Cyp. Leptosoma (Utinta), x3 Alto. Comp, x6 Neo. Leleupi (Orange), x4 Tanganicodus Irsacae, x1 Albino Bristlenose
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Postby vann59 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:35 pm

The King Crabb wrote:No braces, and I doubt there is any need to add any. The glass is quite thick, close to 1/2". I haven't done a "wet test" yet but I doubt there will be any bowing.


Ok, that sounds good. With it being only a foot deep, you may not have any bowing. If you make the canopy to allow easy access, it should be an easy tank to keep.
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Postby The King Crabb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:34 pm

Clink51 wrote:any updates dude?

:popcorn:


Sadly not yet :( I've been away for Thanksgiving so I had no opportunities to work this week, but I did have an epiphany! I've decided that I'm going to add doors to the bottom section! I realized I had almost all the supplies (at least enough to make a smaller test door) and I'm going to tinker with the idea a bit. I was hoping to get wood today, but the 1x4s (main wood in canopy) weren't looking like very good option; I'm going to check it out when I get some more supplies for the doors!
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Postby dsouthworth » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:47 pm

Updates? problems? procrastination's?

What's goin in King crabb?
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Postby Steve C » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:17 am

You ever get anymore done on this tank King Crab? I was looking forward to seeing how it was coming along.
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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:35 pm

Steve C wrote:You ever get anymore done on this tank King Crab? I was looking forward to seeing how it was coming along.


same here
10 gallon:
Wild Type (Class N) Endler's
5 x Otocinclus Catfsh
5 x Amano Shrimp

20 gallon long:
4 x Kribensis + Fry
3 x Amano Shrimp

2.5 gallon:
RCS Tank

65 gallon:
18 x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake
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Postby Dominateprimate » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:37 pm

Same
55g Mbuna
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Postby cantrell00 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:52 pm

Can I get a 3rd?
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Postby Steve C » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:20 am

Okay...I say we get torches and march to his house! :lol: :D
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Postby Dominateprimate » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:56 am

haha I second that! :P
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Postby KraKstar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:46 pm

i believe he lives a half hour away from me. ill go knock on his door.... :lol:
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Postby tim_s » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:57 pm

Looks pretty cool - a lot of fun for decorating but where is this tank going to sit in the house - standard height stand will look awkward. I would almost build it into a cabinet or other.
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Postby Cichlid_Expert » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:55 pm

Waiting......... waiting........... waiting............ :zz:
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