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Old 03-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #76
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Hopefully that tank won't crack. That cat has voided the warranty. No going back now.
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Read the feline print.
Were you sitting by the computer hoping someone would ask that?

Either way, very well played sir (or madam) I got a good chuckle out of that one

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Desk right in front?

Should be awesome when it's done.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #77
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Desk right in front?

Should be awesome when it's done.
not in front, just in the area. I don't want to block access to the tank, or require leaning over the desk in order to see anything up close.

hmm, seeing this picture i realize i should've done a better job centering the outlet on that wall... damnit
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:18 AM   #78
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not a huuuuge update as far as the tank goes. but a rather large one in terms of the basement.

the drywall is 100% done, including the taping and spackle. which means, clean up this week, primer this weekend, painting during the week and next weekend.

Once that is done I'm going to start purchasing components for the filtration. I'm debating on how to lay out the sump. I've been very very tempted to just get thick foam/sponge to create the chambers. ultimately really needing just a separation between the intake, outtake, and a section for fish/shrimp/growout. I can't imagine truly needing baffles for this tank considering the sheer amount of surface space for biological filtration to grow already.

i'll have a picture of the area shortly, once it uploads to my computer. having some technical issues! not a huge deal, just has proper edges done now
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #79
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ah there it is. like I said, less of a tank update, more of a basement update. May should see more updates through out.

I still need to decide on a substrate. definitely thinking darker. it's less natural, but everything stands out so much better
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:32 AM   #80
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Are you doing a dropped ceiling in the basement?
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #81
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Are you doing a dropped ceiling in the basement?
only in the area in front of the tank. Most of our electrical and plumbing run through that area, so we decided to make it accessible. the rest of the place is drywall.

Here is the basement pre-tape/spackle







we'll have the place primed by the end of the weekend, and hopefully painted by next weekend
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #82
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Very nice! I love it. Cant wait to see that beast up and running
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #83
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Very well done, I'm in process of finishing my basement too. At the mud/taping stage right now and was interested what you did. Smart choice on the dropped area for electrical. Makes it easy to avoid junction boxes.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #84
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Very well done, I'm in process of finishing my basement too. At the mud/taping stage right now and was interested what you did. Smart choice on the dropped area for electrical. Makes it easy to avoid junction boxes.
while we did all the construction up to the point in the pictures, we paid someone to come in and do the spackle/tape.

neither my FIL or I are professionals, and neither of us are great/quick with taping/spackling.

we had two guys come in and were done in 3 days and a total of maybe 6 hours. $600 for the labor, and it looks incredible.

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Very nice! I love it. Cant wait to see that beast up and running
neither can I! Hopefully I'll be working on the plumbing tonight. Need to run to Ace for everything after work... and do some planning/sketching during work.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #85
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I don't even want to hear prices. I live in Edmonton, AB (Oil country). We pay top dollar for the mud/spackling. For ~1600sqft of sheetrock I paid $2270 for the work. :'(

I'm also done from getting this off-topic!
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #86
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Wow that looks really good! Cant wait to see that setup for sure
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #87
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small update to the area. we just applied primer to the basement this past weekend and now have a single colored basement.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #88
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Looking good scapegoat. I'd be interested in your feedback on the obvious tradeoff of such a tank arrangement. Obviously the clean visual of framing in the tank like that will be offset a bit by not being able to just reach in and service from the front. This inconvenience is one you cn adapt to readily enough I suppose; let us know if it gets in your way much.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #89
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Looking good scapegoat. I'd be interested in your feedback on the obvious tradeoff of such a tank arrangement. Obviously the clean visual of framing in the tank like that will be offset a bit by not being able to just reach in and service from the front. This inconvenience is one you cn adapt to readily enough I suppose; let us know if it gets in your way much.
I think, overall, the extra time and work required to walk around to the front will be offset by the ease of which maintenance itself will become with everything behind the tank. no running hoses to the sink, no buckets, not having to worry about water on the floor.

that being said. I've never maintained a tank of this size, so I'm not sure... and to be frank, I'm not the best at doing tank maintenance. most of my tanks succumb to algae and lack of maintenance due to not being somewhere I typically am, and the pain it is to perform water changes, throw out clippings, etc. very poor excuses, but they are there... i'm a programmer, and lazy I'm sure I'll work something out to handle the water changes for me later on.

AND that being said; this tank will be in an area we plan on using nightly. My wife can hang out, watch tv, and we can still talk. My toddler can even be awake and around while I do maintenance, all I have to do is lock the door behind me. So this tank, which may be more difficult to work with due to being worked on from behind, is going to get more maintenance than any tank I've owned.

the convenience out weights the inconvenience; especially with a 6'x6' room behind it. I just need to figure out how to adequately use the space since I'm planning on putting a rack back there to raise fry.
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Very cool!
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