Aquarium Setup • My Craigslist Purchase!

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Re: My Craigslist Purchase!

Postby austings » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:58 pm

Heres the Ballast and starter the guy gave me. Any help would be appreciated, it would be cool to do my own DIY lighting. It says its for metal halide. Id assume I cannot use this for a T8 or T5 setup? Also, Is their any other parts that I need to make this work? Other than bulb connectors, and a power cord?
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Re: My Craigslist Purchase!

Postby austings » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:04 pm

Heard back from marineland today, they will be replacing the heater for me. I am very excited. Shows how awesome their customer support is.

I also picked up some black paint, for the background. And got the wood to build the stand. I will upload pics.
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Re: My Craigslist Purchase!

Postby clhinds78 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:25 pm

austings wrote:Heard back from marineland today, they will be replacing the heater for me. I am very excited. Shows how awesome their customer support is.

I also picked up some black paint, for the background. And got the wood to build the stand. I will upload pics.

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Marinland is very good about that!
75G Mbuna/Peacock Tank
http://youtu.be/5vZhg4M6m14
29G Angel/Community Tank
http://youtu.be/tyiEPxbf5cg
10G-Planted Betta Tank
http://youtu.be/ZVT4fZo-3aU
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Re: My Craigslist Purchase!

Postby austings » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:32 pm

Started on the stand finally. I had the lumber store cut the wood for me. The guy that cut them took extra care to make sure everything was exactly as I needed it. And they also didn't charge me their fee for cutting. The cost so far for the stand is only about $16. The plywood piece came with the tank. Here are a couple pics -
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Still need to add a few more pieces of 2x4's to reinforce it. Then add the top. I cannot decide what to do for the front. I cant decide if I want to keep it square, or wrap the front so that it matches the curve of the tank. Im thinking about keeping it square, then adding a piece at the bottom to cover up the 2x4s. Thoughts, comments or concerns let me hear them!
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