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post #121 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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OH and BTW, when you're finally free, I'll be needing to hire you to come to Washington State when I win the lottery for my 400G tank. I can barely hang up a picture, that's what my DIY skills are like. Definitely impressed!
Let me know when you are ready..would love to visit Washington State. Doing this tank has been awesome. I really enjoy doing this type of stuff. Just wish there was more money involved with it and I would do it full time.

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post #122 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Almost finished....just need to build the front hinged cover...

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That looks awesome. One day I will do something like that.

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Awesome progress, you are almost done!
When are the guys in the 55g going to be introduced? Is it almost cycled?
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Awesome progress, you are almost done!
When are the guys in the 55g going to be introduced? Is it almost cycled?
I bought 8 blackskirt tetras on Saturday and all of them are doing great so I did transfer over 2 Jullii Corys (1) still in 55, (5) Streba Corys (1) still in 55, my (6) rummynose tetras (1) did perish for whatever reason, (5) H. Rasboros and my (2) blackskirts I had already. I still have the larger fish to bring over and not sure if I am going to keep my Pictus Cat or not. If I get time, I may transfer them over this weekend but I also wanted to get (20) more rummynose tetras and add them to the tank before moving over the larger ones..not sure though. I will tell you that it is so enjoyable watching the fish school around in this tank!

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Also....I do still have alot of work yet to do. I need to install my drain line, build that front cover, finish up my CO2 hookup to my reactor and then once I get my fish transferred over I need to clean up the 55 and re-seal the joints and then install my fill line. Then I need to build my fish room counter and hang some shelves to put all my crap away.

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Really cool permanent install!

I wish I could do that. And front access with a fish room in the rear... Its ideal!

I also like how you didn't do it flush with the wall and made the side viewing avaliable from the front room!
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post #128 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Front door cover is constructed and up...now just to paint it..


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Really nice work on the build. That's the room I'd be spending all my time in!
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Very nice. Looks like a super relaxing space.
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Looks really nice Mark. It's unconventional and I like it a lot.
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Very beautiful build. I love the way it looks like it was suppose to be there. I take it that will be "your chair"?

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Really nice work on the build. That's the room I'd be spending all my time in!
Thank you...I try and spend as much time as I can there!

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Very nice. Looks like a super relaxing space.
Very relaxing!

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Looks really nice Mark. It's unconventional and I like it a lot.
Thanks! Just wanted it simple. It will look much better when I get paint on it.

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Very beautiful build. I love the way it looks like it was suppose to be there. I take it that will be "your chair"?
Thank you...and yes..that is MY chair!

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Finished up with the CO2 hookup tonight so the filter wall once again..


Breakdown (Left Side)


1. Fluval 304
2. Fluval 404
3. 10 lb CO2 Tank
4. Purigen Reactor
5. UV Sterilizer
6. Atomic Inline Diffuser
7. 300W Hydor Heater

Breakdown (Right Side)


1. Fluval 404
2. Purigen Reactor
3. CO2 reactor
4. To Drain

CO2 manifold


The only 2 things left to finish up is to put the rest of the drain line in and get the return line from the 55 gal holding tank in but I got to get the rest of the fish over.

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looks great,
Is the Christmas tree set up because with the new tank all up and running it feels like Christmas time?
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