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Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Hey! Ive been around in the hobby the whole time,...

Hey! Ive been around in the hobby the whole time, but was reefing for a lot of it. Im not as active in discussions these days as I am crazy busy, but I'll be updating this thread a lot
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Little more progress.. ...

Little more progress..

http://i.imgur.com/JlbEst3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rHK6ron.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Finally back home from days out of town. I...

Finally back home from days out of town. I probably should be sleeping but I wanted to get the first couple coats of paint on.

I'd like to get the doors on the stand in the next day or two
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By GDominy
I have worked 50 hours in 3 days, so the new...

I have worked 50 hours in 3 days, so the new aquarium is completely paid off. Im excited. I will begin more work on the stand as soon as I get back in to town tomorrow night (if I dont pass out for 2...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 11:49 PM
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Posted By GDominy
$1500 for tank and stand (Canadian). I already...

$1500 for tank and stand (Canadian). I already have everything else.

Canopy materials will cost me about $300
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Theme? Not sure, Im going to arrange stuff in a...

Theme? Not sure, Im going to arrange stuff in a way that looks good. I like to fly by the seat of my pants.

Stock: Cardinal Tetras, Marble hatchetfish, Roseline barbs, gold barbs, loaches.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Thanks! The front and ends are skinned in Pine...

Thanks! The front and ends are skinned in Pine but I left the back as 2x4 's. I filled any significant gaps with plastic wood before priming but that was minimal. I'm going to add a few trim pieces...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By GDominy
While I guess yes, they were technical successes...

While I guess yes, they were technical successes I never felt the aquascape was what I wanted. Yes, plants grew, but I never achieved the look I wanted. Im trying harder this time
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By GDominy
I didnt use a nail gun! All nails were...

I didnt use a nail gun!

All nails were hammered in the old fashioned way (carefully) and center punched to sink in a little bit. All of the nicer wood is glued and nailed using 2" finishing nails...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 03:53 AM
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Views: 1,249
Posted By GDominy
Bit of progress tonight! Here I just...

Bit of progress tonight!

Here I just finished the top and upper trim

http://i.imgur.com/u9lRhjg.jpg

Propping up the doors to see roughly what they will look like. tbey will be mounted even...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By GDominy
Well, after a week of being led on the seller has...

Well, after a week of being led on the seller has vanished and the deal fell through. I have however ordered a 185 gallon (72"x24"x25") tank and have begun that build. Ill start a thread to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By GDominy
185 Gallon (72"x24"x25") High Tech build

Well, the original plan had been to purchase a 265 gallon used and turn that into a massive planted tank. That deal fell through at the last minute (after I had already started dismantling the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By GDominy
arg. the seller flaked out. stopped responding so...

arg. the seller flaked out. stopped responding so I couldnt pick up the tank. I may have to change gears and order a 180 gallon instead. seriously bummed out.

At least a 180 gallon I can do up...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 08:46 PM
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Views: 751
Posted By GDominy
I still have 4 of the original 6 (had a couple...

I still have 4 of the original 6 (had a couple jumpers during a co2 spike) and have a couple of new ones.

I am considering expanding their group a bit in the new tank. I need to see how they...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 08:33 PM
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Views: 751
Posted By GDominy
Its hard to show in the pictures, but the two...

Its hard to show in the pictures, but the two pieces on the left when spaced a certain way occupy almost 36" across, and about 20" high There will be 2" of substrate under the rocks, and the area...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By GDominy
The pictures dont really show proportions...

The pictures dont really show proportions correctly as I was in a weird space. But your concerns are valid.

This is all the wood I have currently (it was recycled out of my other aquariums), and...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 07:50 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Started the first mock up of the aquascape....

Started the first mock up of the aquascape. Obviously a rough draft but its looking pretty good so far. Going with play sand for the non planted areas as it is made from the same rock as what Im...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
Its going to be good! The next month will be a...

Its going to be good! The next month will be a huge undertaking to get it running but its essentially going to be a scale up version of this build. I crammed a lot of equipment into this tank that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By GDominy
84" x 24" x 30" High Tech build.

Well, Ive been running my 70 gallon build (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=224490) for a few years and a lot has happened. I bought a house, getting married and life has gotten to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
This concludes the life of this tank. I have...

This concludes the life of this tank. I have purchased a used 265 gallon (7 x 2 x 2.5) that will be replacing this one. It's been fun, but I'm looking forward to going bigger! Stay tuned for a new...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
Tank is progressing nicely. I've had to reduce my...

Tank is progressing nicely. I've had to reduce my light considerably and I'm currently sorting out a new nutrient regime. My test kits had all expired and we're giving me tons of false results so now...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
I have a few varieties of Anubias, 3 varieties...

I have a few varieties of Anubias, 3 varieties of Java fern, a few varieties of crypts, bolbitis, red tiger lotus, red ludwigia of some sort, and a couple of stems I traded recently that I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
Here is a quick video...

Here is a quick video (http://youtu.be/RoM1OYadH-A)
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
I love the profilux. And yes I used to be a...

I love the profilux. And yes I used to be a dealer for them. I still do tech support for them sometimes
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 75,116
Posted By GDominy
Side note, I will be shutting this tank down in...

Side note, I will be shutting this tank down in about a year, maybe a year and a half. I've begun the design and plans for its replacement.

The new tank will be a 10' x 2' X 2' 300 gallon, and...
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