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Postby S14Swap240sx » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:37 am

yeah im pretty stoked for my first wood working project or really anything of this nature..

im pretty sure thats a load bearing wall.. there is metal supports downstairs.. i will take pictures and post those. unfortunetly its mostly a weekend thing for me.. to busy with work doing the week =/
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:58 pm

Nothing really new.. this weekend im going to be painting the moldings, shimming the stand, and installing the 3d background..

trying to figure out if i want to run a canister behind the slim line or just stick with the sump.. here is a link to the topic http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... 51#1691151

And here is the tank in its final spot, waiting room of my office.

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Wires will be tucked away and kept in a neat fashion. Prob gonna go snag some battery powered led pucks to put under the stand.
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Postby Steve C » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:25 pm

Lookin' good. :thumb: And that looks like the tank fits perfect in that spot as well.
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Postby m1ke715m » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:43 pm

bro if my floor is fine your floor is def fine.. i have like 8 times that much weight in one room.. stand looks great by the way..
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:51 pm

m1ke715m wrote:bro if my floor is fine your floor is def fine.. i have like 8 times that much weight in one room.. stand looks great by the way..


yeah that #%$& was crazy in your house. surprised you dont charge admission or something.
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:32 pm

sump is in the works. Cutting out some of the trim on the 55g sump to be able to fit the glass panes because its such a tight fit. WHAT A NIGHMARE!!!!! Im gonna replace the missing trim with brackets to hold the glass lids in place that will be measured and cut after the system is up and running with no problems. The glass under the trim aint pretty.. build quality on aqueon 55g is awfully sketchy. The left side pane of glass isnt even strait.. i was almost considering having them replace it but i didnt buy the 55g and dont have time to waste anymore.. this needs to be done and ready for plumbing this weekend, hopefully everything will be running by next weekend.

Waiting for my pump to come in b4 i buy the last bits of pvc, but they need to be ordered online
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Update: Image

took the trim off the sump. going to retain the center brace and side braces, but the drip tray is a tight fit and the best easiest way to remove it is with no trim. the glass i ordered at 11 15/16th was too wide.. so im gonna bring the glass back and have them regrind it. it was off about 1/16th. Such an upset. arggg

regarless stand is fully painted, shimmed, and 3d background is dryin in the tank.. been cleaning up as much as possible. started plumbing the overflows.. not much left to do
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Postby m1ke715m » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:33 pm

bro let that thing cure for at least a week.. and what silicone did you use? i let mine cure for like 2 weeks just to be safe
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 am

Silicone 1. Trust me, that wont have any water in it for at least 2 weeks. I did take the wood off it today tho.. the wood was inplace for 3 days.
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Postby Sub-Mariner » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:15 am

Insurance company huh? :D
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:23 pm

Haha yepp i run one in aberdeen and my dad runs the one in union. I just started last year. Its been alota work for sure but hopefully will work out!
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Welp.. had baffles grinded down another 1/16 of an inch.. so they say. and the glass place def didnt do exactly 1/16th. Two baffles fit fine.. two still need to be grinded down more.. there is a noticable diff in the width of the two that fit and the two that do not..

this whole glass baffle thing is getting annoying. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone who is getting glass cut for a sump to order 1/8 smaller.. not 1/16.. I should have ordered 11 7/8 width for the 55g.. Back to the glass place, gonna order tops for the sump while i am there. at least they are super cheap but so many darn delays. My measuring, the crappy standard tanks are made of, and bad cutting on the glass place are all to blame. The pieces where not even fully square until i had them grind it again the first time.

Such a let down and so time consuming.
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Postby m1ke715m » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:15 pm

hurry up and finish so you can buy some of my fish biooosh lol
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Postby S14Swap240sx » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:59 pm

my girlfriend is back from fiji.. game over for a little bit =P
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Postby theboothsociety » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:47 am

Very nice stand build. I think it would look sick if you stained the wood white or even black, but lightly so it still has the grain in it. But then again it does match the wood floors.

Lookin forward to seeing the finished product.
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