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Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 12:52 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
So FINALLY the tank is up and running and she...

So FINALLY the tank is up and running and she loves it =)

I been trying to get her into lives plants but she sees all my snails in the 125 and went out and stuck in some fake plants haha but its a...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-22-2012, 07:43 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks alipper =) When you get the sump...

Thanks alipper =)

When you get the sump setup post it up... But yea I rather see her do a planted tank then a reef too. Maybe even a planted brackish tank because I know she wanted some blowfish...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2012, 01:57 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Hey guys, thanks for the comments. I actually...

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. I actually didn't think about turning the filter off for feeding as I never do that now. With a drain near the surface I can see that being a problem though... But...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-13-2012, 02:00 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
CAM - If you are really considering it but...

CAM - If you are really considering it but hesitating because you don't want to mess the tank up, just go for it! Super easy to drill it just take your time. Watch a couple youtube how to videos and...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-11-2012, 08:23 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
So I know it's been a long time, I've been crazy...

So I know it's been a long time, I've been crazy busy... But FINALLY got the tank all ready to go =) I put off drilling the tank until the very end fearing I'd break it or get crazy scratches from...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2012, 02:45 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
A little more progress yesterday, stained the...

A little more progress yesterday, stained the stand and put in some ”fancy” night lights =) haha see the video for nightlights....

Have to restain the door =/
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2012, 08:53 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Yea a little different... I don't think they make...

Yea a little different... I don't think they make mpt tees atleast that I could find... But its basically the same concept. Works the same as the beer cans that u punch the hole in.the top to let air...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Just a little update, I had some time to sand and...

Just a little update, I had some time to sand and smooth out the base get it ready for stain. Just have to sand the door and hood and it will be ready to go. =)

A few pics
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Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2012, 12:13 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Piano hinge ”may” be better, this is the first...

Piano hinge ”may” be better, this is the first hinged hood I built so I guess time will tell how well these little hinges hold up. I used 3 one on each end and one in the middle. But it seams strong...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 11:51 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
I just looked up some macro algae tanks and there...

I just looked up some macro algae tanks and there are some really cool plants you can use for a nice sea scape without spending tons of money on corals =) maybe I'll try to convince her haha

And...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 11:37 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks. I took my time, only did a lil at a time...

Thanks. I took my time, only did a lil at a time too. but if you have all your wood and all your cuts planned out you can get it built in a few hours probably. I had no plan, just went off the top of...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 04:59 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Pam, I only used simple hinges. Just notched out...

Pam, I only used simple hinges. Just notched out the plywood so they would sit more flush.

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/three7studio/IMAG0252.jpg

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Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 01:26 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Didn't even know we were already up to page two...

Didn't even know we were already up to page two haha... Yea ill update with a bunch of pics when everything is done soon enough...

I haven't thought about what it cost yet so here goes my best...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 01:04 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/three7stu...

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/three7studio/IMAG0246.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 10-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks man, you can its not hard just measure...

Thanks man, you can its not hard just measure twice before u cut and take ur time ;)

I had some more time to work on the tank. Got the lights/reflector in, the door built hinges done and hardware...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2012, 08:54 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Yea silence is a big concern since this will be...

Yea silence is a big concern since this will be right next to the bed at eye level =)
my 125 is almost completely silent but that's using 1.5” bulkheads, if the 1” makes too much noise ill look...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,248
Posted By adstudio3d
Yea I know, I made the mistake of running my 125...

Yea I know, I made the mistake of running my 125 with just a screen and clogged my filter really quick... So I just use a prefilter over the screen. I keep two so when the first gets to dirty I just...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks ;) Drew, yea I use the Kreg jig kit....

Thanks ;)

Drew, yea I use the Kreg jig kit. Once you start using them its hard to go back to more traditional techniques... I can't remember the last time I used dowels or dovetails. I've never...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2012, 03:52 AM
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Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks! And she better be happy with it or...

Thanks!

And she better be happy with it or I'm keeping it and doing am iwagumi style tank haha...

Its killing me keeping it a secret which is why I had to vent all the progress on here... she...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,248
Posted By adstudio3d
Had a little more time today and knocked out the...

Had a little more time today and knocked out the hood. Just need to get hinges and mount the lights...

Since the top is not very tall, I'm thinking about just using some kind of reflective...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By adstudio3d
Nates 40 Breeder for wifey

So I haven't built anything since I got my planted 125 setup and got the urge to play with my power tools... So I decided to build a new tank for my girlfriend for Christmas. Maybe she'll stop...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By adstudio3d
Mott - I don't have any floss or polishing pads...

Mott - I don't have any floss or polishing pads in the fx5 at all, just ceramic rings carbon and the course pads that wrap around the sides...

wasserpest - the airbubble problem has been going on...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By adstudio3d
Best canister for closed loop system?

I have a 125 planted tank and still trying to find the right filter. I've used ocean clear canisters with 1000gph external pump that worked greeaat but was too loud right next to my bed =/... So I...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By adstudio3d
Finally got around to putting the wood how I...

Finally got around to putting the wood how I wanted, and when I finally get my fissidens and mosses, that heater should finally disappear...


New layout for driftwood, may do a large java fern...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-17-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By adstudio3d
Thanks, it really looks really bare right now I...

Thanks, it really looks really bare right now I know haha...
But I wanted to do a scape with the 400lb boulder I dug up in my basement while putting my bathroom in. Big thanks to my buddy for the...
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