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Old 08-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #16
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I don't care too much for the thick casing around the tank, but I LOVE the stand!
Lol, thanks
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:53 AM   #17
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That's pretty awesome man. Totally need a cool scape next (those plants do look really healthy though! I also find myself going "you know, that jungle is still pretty cool")
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:19 PM   #18
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You certainly have quite a collection of tanks. Does the glass in this tank come out? Great work.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #19
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Really cool. I like your lighting set up complete with the pulley and rope. Goes with the antiuqe vibe.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #20
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You certainly have quite a collection of tanks. Does the glass in this tank come out? Great work.
Thank you. The glass will only come out if you remove all the old black tar sealant.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #21
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Really cool. I like your lighting set up complete with the pulley and rope. Goes with the antiuqe vibe.
Thanks, that's the look I was going for.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:37 PM   #22
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It isn't the correct period or the correct style but in a way this set-up reminds me of steampunk stuff - period pieces that manage to integrate modern aspects without losing the period feel.

Hard to express what I mean but seeing the full tank set-up it just evokes a really distinct feeling.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #23
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It isn't the correct period or the correct style but in a way this set-up reminds me of steampunk stuff - period pieces that manage to integrate modern aspects without losing the period feel.

Hard to express what I mean but seeing the full tank set-up it just evokes a really distinct feeling.
I know steampunk. If you look closely at my signature photo you'll see a custom steampunk keyboard I had created for me by the same artist that did the keyboard on Warehouse 13. I had him create what we called "The Alchemist" and it was the first and I believe only keyboard he made with stained glass lit ends. Unfortunately this keyboard would not function with my mac to make the lights come on so I returned it to him and it was resold. I got my money back plus some extra for my help in the key designs.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 PM   #24
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The whole thing is very cool - I've never seen a tank like that, I didn't know they were ever made that way? I am totally sold on the cleat/pulley system for your light. Very well thought out!
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The whole thing is very cool - I've never seen a tank like that, I didn't know they were ever made that way? I am totally sold on the cleat/pulley system for your light. Very well thought out!
Thank you very much for your kind words.
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I love it...that stand looks like our stand at work. I work in a fine jewelry store that has a Egyptian/Hawaiian theme. I know it sounds funny but it works Does the guy have the other still?
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:04 AM   #27
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I love it...that stand looks like our stand at work. I work in a fine jewelry store that has a Egyptian/Hawaiian theme. I know it sounds funny but it works Does the guy have the other still?

Thanks. No, I had first dibs at both tanks and chose the smaller bronze one because I didn't like the silver finish. As soon as I turned it down another collector bought it soon afterwards. They are just that rare.
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Thank you. I'm curious about your 'Radioman' user name. Do you collect radios or are you a ham? I used to be heavily into collecting antique radio sets.
I love listening to late night radio shows and scanners. I used to listen to some HAM radio operators out in California through my itouch too. I also have bought some old radio's from garage sales through the years, not the really old ones though. All in all I love the idea of radio and how you can pick it up almost anywhere for free.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:14 AM   #29
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That is a very cool and rare tank you have there. I never look in the planted nano section so I would have never seen this, but Radioman put a link in another thread. I wish there was more of those vintage tanks around. My dad used to have a vintage tank similar to that when I was young but his was a little bigger and really ornate. Is that all the original glass and slate bottom or has it been redone? By the way there is a replica of the tank you have on ebay for $750. Here is the item # if you want to check it out.

Item number: 120736334045
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I know steampunk. If you look closely at my signature photo you'll see a custom steampunk keyboard I had created for me by the same artist that did the keyboard on Warehouse 13. I had him create what we called "The Alchemist" and it was the first and I believe only keyboard he made with stained glass lit ends. Unfortunately this keyboard would not function with my mac to make the lights come on so I returned it to him and it was resold. I got my money back plus some extra for my help in the key designs.
Wow.

Would love to see a picture of that.

As rare as these are I guess that we are fortunate that atleast one of the owners is willing to share the photos with people.

Seems sort of a shame to collect up rare and beautiful stuff and then squirrel it away somewhere that no one really sees it.
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