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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Columbia, MO
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Update for the Day. Stayed up till 130am last night assembling the stand. Found out that the plans i followed had the wrong size for 31" support beams, should have been closer to 30.5". Owell, hopped on the scooter and went to the woodshop on campus. Used my time between classes to finishing installing everything on the stand. After class I headed to walmart and bought paint and primer. The stand is currently primed, drying and waiting for the black. Still debating on what to cover the front with.

Other things i need to hash out
1.) How to do my lighting, i have a 48" t5ho that i will be using (maybe hang it off the ceiling)
2.) Gotta get my post body kit sealed right for my pressurized co2
3.) Substrate and decorations. I have 3 nice pieces of driftwood i may use. The gf wants black sand, but i may do play sand
4.) Fauna and Flora will come at a later date. Keep the videos coming (that was really cool) I want my tank to be one of a kind and a local show stopper.
5.) Gotta get glass cut for the sump set-up. Still havent decided what type of sump layout i want. And i need to get a pump (gonna grab one from harbor freight, got a buddy who swears by them)
6.) Gotta plumb the pvc/ sump

Gotta give credit for the stand design:
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