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post #31 of 414 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 05:59 PM
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It looks great so far. It is alright to take your time, it's your project. We're just happy that it's continuing. I know I am .

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post #32 of 414 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 06:08 PM
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This is awesome; it's a fun build to follow. Keep up the good work.

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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.
Thank you!
It is not to difficult to build if you have the right tools. I wish I had the tools to do cabinets but I don't. Alot of this was planning and drawing the details up in Autocad before getting started.

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It looks great so far. It is alright to take your time, it's your project. We're just happy that it's continuing. I know I am .

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Yea...I don't mind taking my time cause I want to do it right but my fish keep telling me they are cramped in that 55 gal.

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This is awesome; it's a fun build to follow. Keep up the good work.
Thx! Sure will!

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Was able to get the soffit portion framed in last night. Won't get much done for the next 2 weeks because things are going to be super busy. Hope to find one day to maybe start drywalling.


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Found some time to be able to get the drywall up and 3/4" top put on. Now for muddin.




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Wow, great work so far! Wish I was handy.

Off-topic but, that hanging plant survives in the basement?
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Nice build progress. Cool to see someone else with a bala shark. How old is yours? Mine is a year old but hasnt yet turned into the monster that I hear they will.
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Wow, great work so far! Wish I was handy.

Off-topic but, that hanging plant survives in the basement?
Thank you!
It did get enough light from the 90 gal tank I had in that corner but it is starting to not look so great.

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Nice build progress. Cool to see someone else with a bala shark. How old is yours? Mine is a year old but hasnt yet turned into the monster that I hear they will.
I am going to say that my Bala is around 2 years old. I really don't remember when I got him. I would have to go back in my journals and see if I mentioned him. He is getting pretty good size. He has been my only shark that has stayed alive for this long. He is really quite stunning.

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Looks great so far! I would love to have a room behind the tanks to store equipment. That's a sweet setup.
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post #40 of 414 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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My night tonight to work on this again so I should get the 1st coat of compound on and clean up my mess behind the tank. I am getting impatient and want to get the tank set up but 1st things 1st.

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Are you planning to utilize that back space?

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I think I see 5 10gs? Or 29? You could definitely do a 3x3 rack lol, full of shrimp!
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So...

I have decided you should probably come build one of those at my house.

Thank you. That is all, lol.

It's looking real professional sir!
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Are you planning to utilize that back space?



Noticed you had a few smaller tanks back there, you could definitely keep a fish/shrimp rack against that wall

I think I see 5 10gs? Or 29? You could definitely do a 3x3 rack lol, full of shrimp!
The back space is going to be utilized. All the filters will be right behind the tank sitting on a platform for easy access and I am also planning on putting some shelves on the wall for food, towels, misc stuff, etc.

I would love to build a rack someday but my wife and I have agreed to 2 tanks at the moment. That corner tank is now in my downstairs office. I do have (5) 10's and a 15 gal empty right now. Maybe when my 16 month old gets a little older then I can do more.

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I have decided you should probably come build one of those at my house.

Thank you. That is all, lol.

It's looking real professional sir!
$50/hr plus travel expenses and I'll be there and Thank you!

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Looks like it's off to a nice start.
Just curious as to why you have the tank out from the wall. Most people in your shoes would opt for an in-wall with just the front showing. Either way, I bet it's going to look great when your done.

Need more pics. (i think I am having pic withdrawals on this thread)
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Looks like it's off to a nice start.
Just curious as to why you have the tank out from the wall. Most people in your shoes would opt for an in-wall with just the front showing. Either way, I bet it's going to look great when your done.

Need more pics. (i think I am having pic withdrawals on this thread)
Thanks for your curiousity....I opted for it to come out into the room because of the lack of room it would have made in my fish room behind. The width of the fish room is only 5'-5" so I wanted to keep as much space in there as possible.

As far as pics, I will try and post some tonight to curve your withdrawl .

It has been a very busy couple weeks with my daughters so I have tried to squeeze some time into working on this project. I have completed the drywalling and have put a first coat of paint on the walls as well as a first coat on the trim. I plan on getting the second coat on tonight and hope to start plumbing the filters this Thursday night.

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