Yikesjason's 150 wide discus tank: holiday decor - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:08 AM
Fresh Fish Freak
 
lauraleellbp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,403
You wouldn't even recognize it- looks fantastic!

Tampa Bay Aquarium Society - Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!
TBAS Annual Fish Auction - November 1st!!

lauraleellbp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:23 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Minsc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 1,083
Nice job with the stand, it looks great.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the new set up.

There are some good techniques on dendroboard for making walls and such.
If I remember correctly, the way most recommended is such:
Use Great Stuff expanding foam to create the hill/wall, and embed large elements with the foam still wet.
Let the foam cure, and then do any shaping necessary.
Once you have the hill the way you want it, coat all the foam with a thick layer of black silicone, and embed a concealing top layer into the silicone.
Minsc is offline  
post #18 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I have been doing some research on Dendroboard. I did the pink foam/greatstuff on the last last back drop, this is going to be a different method.
yikesjason is offline  
post #19 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:49 AM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 6,735
Very nice job on that stand! It looks like mine kinda. I think we used the same hinges. I was almost going to get those handles too, but decided not to.


Centromochlus is offline  
post #20 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
yikesjason is offline  
post #21 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 05:36 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dothan, AL
Posts: 394
Everything looks good so far!
Can't wait to see it progress even further.

I just went through the initial planting on my 31" high tank. My ribs hurt from leaning over the side so much.

So I'd say make sure you have your hardscape and plants just the way you want them, as it sure is a pain to work on tanks of this height.
topfrog007 is offline  
post #22 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I am a tall guy, but I think this is still going to hurt. I am going to get a set of long tongs with a cutter attachment. Hopefully that will help with a lot of the maintenance.
yikesjason is offline  
post #23 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Glendale, CA
Posts: 1,020
that stand looks very nice!!! can you build me a stand please???
....are you going to carry over your fauna from the 90 to this tank?? or will you restock it with different wild angelfish?
chris.rivera3 is offline  
post #24 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I am going to carry almost everything over. I will probably drop out the gold angels and hopefully find some nice solid red discus to add.
yikesjason is offline  
post #25 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 12:19 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
jmhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Atlanta,GA
Posts: 1,635
Did you build a completely new stand, or did you just refurbish the one that came with the tank? It looks great either way, I'm just curious.
jmhart is offline  
post #26 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I completely took it apart because it was not square. I reused the 2x4s and added a few more. Then all new plywood. I am not 100% happy with it. But without a table saw or chop saw, it was about the best I could do.
yikesjason is offline  
post #27 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I finally have this ready to go upstairs. I am planning on doing the switch tonight. This is going to be quite a chore. Hopefully it goes smoothly.
yikesjason is offline  
post #28 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 08:15 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chattanooga TN
Posts: 1,487
Send a message via AIM to VadimShevchuk Send a message via Skype™ to VadimShevchuk
I thought your not support to keep anything over 55 gallon on a second floor. Stand looks great and i am looking forward to your journal.
VadimShevchuk is offline  
post #29 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 6,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by yikesjason View Post
I finally have this ready to go upstairs. I am planning on doing the switch tonight. This is going to be quite a chore. Hopefully it goes smoothly.
Best of luck!
That'll definitely be a lot of work.

I don't know anything about how houses are structured... but how do you know if your second floor can hold that much weight? Just so i know in the future.


Centromochlus is offline  
post #30 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,593
I am only going to fill with about 90 gallons. I used to have a 125, then a 90 before after talking with my uncle who used to build houses. I don't think 150 would be a good idea though.
It is against an exterior wall and crosses 3 or 4 floor joists. I am not worried with the set up I am planning.
yikesjason is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome