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post #16 of 414 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 02:35 PM
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This one is going to be good, subscribed!
I want to see how you integrate the stand to the walls/room, I'll be back :-)

My clown loaches are pretty rough with plants btw, it wouldn't surprise me if the loach is the one. They tore through my recently planted dwarf sag in 2 days.

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Nope....I have a feeling it could be my Pictus Cat or my SAE or possibly my Clown Loaches but I just don't know.
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post #17 of 414 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Lots of work!
Aquarium room looks like fun! Inspired to build one myself this year.
I have been thinking about building a studio for planted display setups and photography.
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That sounds awesome! If I had more time. I would love a display room but my wife has tied my hands to having only 2 tanks...guess with a 16 month old running around it makes sense. Good luck to you! Will keep an eye out.

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This one is going to be good, subscribed!
I want to see how you integrate the stand to the walls/room, I'll be back :-)

My clown loaches are pretty rough with plants btw, it wouldn't surprise me if the loach is the one. They tore through my recently planted dwarf sag in 2 days.
The only problem is I have had these loaches in my tank for years and they have never bothered them. May have to setup a camera to find the culprit

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Some more work done. Got the 90 gal tank moved, carpet pulled up, drywall demo'd where the tank will go, the existing 2x4's cut and now ready to move on to building the rest of the base. I had some unexpected things I had to do with the electric because of adding some 2x4's which slowed me down. Here are pics of the progress..

Tank moved...


Carpet pulled back and starting to cut drywall...


Drywall demo'd


Back wall of tank base done...


Fish in temp home of my 55 gal..

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Leaving in a bit to go to Columbus for my daughters 15 month check-up and then after that going to pick up the tank!!! Can't wait.

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Was finally able to work on the base tonight and below is the progress..

My little girl checking out my work




What has been completed tonight





A view from the fish room..





It's level...


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Thats' looking real nice. I'm a big fan of setting it into the wall like that. Heck, before you close it up you might want to run some plumbing and electric to the base. Certainly not mandatory, but you do have the walls apart!

Edit: I see you are already on top of the electric, lol.
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Thats' looking real nice. I'm a big fan of setting it into the wall like that. Heck, before you close it up you might want to run some plumbing and electric to the base. Certainly not mandatory, but you do have the walls apart!

Edit: I see you are already on top of the electric, lol.
Hard to explain right now, but all the filters and plumbing will be behind the tank in the fish room. Nothing will be under the base. This will make it very easy for me to do maintainence.

Will be building the soffit tonight and then next week start to drywall. Have other plans for the next 2 weekends so nothing will get done except for what I do thru the week.

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Nice work! That stand looks solid.
It will be nice to see the CO2 setup process, please post some pics of that too
How is everybody in the 55g doing?
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Nice work! That stand looks solid.
It will be nice to see the CO2 setup process, please post some pics of that too
How is everybody in the 55g doing?
I wanted a solid stand and don't think it will go anywhere. That tank with water will be 1200lbs then you add substrate and rocks & wood and it will be about 1500 lbs.

It is ironic you asked about the fish in the 55gal....I had bumped up the CO2 a bit because I was getting some BBA and it had developed a film on top and when I went home last night, the rainbows where at the top having a hard time breathing so I turned off the CO2 and started to add air and stuck in my wave maker to break the water surface. I thought I was going to lose one of my rainbows but this morning they are all doing just fine.

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Wow this looks like a great project Mark.
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nice progress. i'd say, you've done a lot. I haven't even built my canopy i planned on building since January.

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Wow this looks like a great project Mark.
It is so much fun! I love doing this type of stuff. I could do this for a living if there was money in it. Just wish i had more time to work on it.

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nice progress. i'd say, you've done a lot. I haven't even built my canopy i planned on building since January.
This really has been over a year and a half in the making. I was going to just redo my 90 gal base and plumbing but decided to go with what I have always wanted with the 125 gal tank so plans just took a little turn in a different direction. I started ordering things in January and am now just getting going on this.

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I will be following this closely as I will also be starting my own 125 dream build sometime this year.
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phew... good thing, you got some nice fish in there.

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It is ironic you asked about the fish in the 55gal....I had bumped up the CO2 a bit because I was getting some BBA and it had developed a film on top and when I went home last night, the rainbows where at the top having a hard time breathing so I turned off the CO2 and started to add air and stuck in my wave maker to break the water surface. I thought I was going to lose one of my rainbows but this morning they are all doing just fine.
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absolutely awesome.
really impressed with the demo and construction of the base. makes me kinda wish i knew how to build stuff.
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