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04-17-2011 04:15 PM
Blown68
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Originally Posted by BiscuitSlayer View Post
Hi Blown68! Welcome to the Planted Tank!

I have actually not finished this build. For all intents and purposes, it is sitting around collecting dust as I don't have the funds to actually get all of the equipment once the stand/canopy is finished.

I have actually started another project that I am going to post in full when it is done. it is going a post that covers everything from start to finish in one shot. I actually just came into this thread to look something up that I did because I am going to apply it to my current project.

For what it is worth, I am going to redo the front half of the canopy because I don't like it. I am going to make it one piece rather than independent sides. I have just enough left over plywood from my current project to make it happen.

Thanks! I was curious about that canopy too. I am not quite sure how it will look with the doors and being hinged. It sure would be cool to see it on the tank.
I was just at my brothers lastnight and he has a 140gal. I was checking his stand out and it was all in 2x4's. I couldn't believe it but I am still going with the 2x6's So here goes nothing, start the count down in 1 hr for project kick off wooot!
04-17-2011 04:03 PM
Blown68
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Originally Posted by waterfaller1 View Post
Welcome to TPT!
Your user name sounds very familiar. Used to be into reef tanks?

Nope! I don't think I'll ever go salty You may have seen this name in multiple online games. The name goes along with my old 68 camaro. I always wanted to have a blown motor but $$ seem to get in the way of that haha.
04-16-2011 07:12 PM
waterfaller1
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Originally Posted by Blown68 View Post
This is my 1st post
Welcome to TPT!
Your user name sounds very familiar. Used to be into reef tanks?
04-16-2011 07:11 PM
waterfaller1 Biscuit!! Hope you are well.
04-16-2011 06:52 PM
BiscuitSlayer Hi Blown68! Welcome to the Planted Tank!

I have actually not finished this build. For all intents and purposes, it is sitting around collecting dust as I don't have the funds to actually get all of the equipment once the stand/canopy is finished.

I have actually started another project that I am going to post in full when it is done. it is going a post that covers everything from start to finish in one shot. I actually just came into this thread to look something up that I did because I am going to apply it to my current project.

For what it is worth, I am going to redo the front half of the canopy because I don't like it. I am going to make it one piece rather than independent sides. I have just enough left over plywood from my current project to make it happen.
04-16-2011 05:21 PM
Blown68 This is my 1st post and I am also looking forward to seeing the finished product. I just got done reading 2 years of posts hahha. So I see this thread has died out. No activity in a year. I want to get it flowing again! Today is the day I start to copy this design wooohoooo!
It sure would be nice to see how yours (Biscuit) turned out. The one difference that I plan on doing is painting mine a solid black. Once I finish, the pics will be posted and I hope it doesn't take me 2 years
09-11-2010 04:19 PM
BiscuitSlayer I am going to go with this one in the 48" version:

http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaticLi...FIT56U-vi.html

The cool thing is that it only has one power cord and you can set all of the timer functions on the unit itself. Dawn/full day/dusk/moonlight are all controlled on the unit itself. My plan is to mount it as high in the canopy as possible on a sliding tray where I can pull the light out and adjust the functions without having to pull the canopy off of the tank. The controls sit on the very top of the unit.
09-11-2010 03:48 PM
VadimShevchuk Are you gonna go with a ATI light fixture?
09-11-2010 03:16 PM
aereolis because we'd like to also try it, but have a fonder side for freshwater
09-11-2010 11:15 AM
waterfaller1 That is funny Hoppy. How come hardcore planted tank enthusiasts can't at least appreciate a nice reef tank? The fish are stunning, and so are the corals and inverts.
09-11-2010 02:45 AM
Hoppy
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Originally Posted by BiscuitSlayer View Post
LOL... you guys are too much. I do spend quite a bit of time these days either working or commuting to work and as a result I still haven't touched this project since my last update. I am going to start it back up again soon though. Truth be told, I did buy a 90 gallon reef ready tank. Ultimately, this will be a reef tank. I have my eye on a T5 fixture that should allow me to keep clams and SPS corals.

I know what you are thinking... TRAITOR! Yeah, I know. I bought a 12 gallon nano cube this last spring and put a false percula clown (Nemo), royal gramma (Purple Lady), randall's gobi (FanBoy), and pistol shrimp (Chumchum) in there along with several strains of zoos, star polyups, and xenia. The end result was a little tank that my wife and I couldn't keep our eyes off of. We have gotten so much enjoyment out of it that I decided to shift gears with this project and make it a 90 gallon reef tank. I am going to have to modify the base of the stand a bit to make more room for a sump tank, and cut some holes in the upper deck to allow for overflows, but other than that it should be easily adapted to what I have decided to do with it.

When I do get back on track, I will post pictures with explanations as I still think it might be useful for people designing their own stands. After talking with my LFS, I have about $1200 left to spend with regards to equipment, live rock, sand, etc., so it isn't going to happen anytime soon. That will give me time to finish up the stand.
Sorry, I don't speak that language. Habla AquaticPlantish?
09-10-2010 01:45 PM
waterfaller1 WOOT! Welcome to the salty side!
09-10-2010 01:27 PM
BiscuitSlayer LOL... you guys are too much. I do spend quite a bit of time these days either working or commuting to work and as a result I still haven't touched this project since my last update. I am going to start it back up again soon though. Truth be told, I did buy a 90 gallon reef ready tank. Ultimately, this will be a reef tank. I have my eye on a T5 fixture that should allow me to keep clams and SPS corals.

I know what you are thinking... TRAITOR! Yeah, I know. I bought a 12 gallon nano cube this last spring and put a false percula clown (Nemo), royal gramma (Purple Lady), randall's gobi (FanBoy), and pistol shrimp (Chumchum) in there along with several strains of zoos, star polyups, and xenia. The end result was a little tank that my wife and I couldn't keep our eyes off of. We have gotten so much enjoyment out of it that I decided to shift gears with this project and make it a 90 gallon reef tank. I am going to have to modify the base of the stand a bit to make more room for a sump tank, and cut some holes in the upper deck to allow for overflows, but other than that it should be easily adapted to what I have decided to do with it.

When I do get back on track, I will post pictures with explanations as I still think it might be useful for people designing their own stands. After talking with my LFS, I have about $1200 left to spend with regards to equipment, live rock, sand, etc., so it isn't going to happen anytime soon. That will give me time to finish up the stand.
09-07-2010 02:50 AM
waterfaller1 Hi Biscuit..good to know you are still kickin. Hope things get better.
09-06-2010 09:26 PM
Hoppy Should we start a poll on whether Biscuit should quit his job until he completes this project? (Just askin)
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