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Old 09-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #61
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Are you two members of the Atlanta Area Aquarium Association? If not, you should look them up. They're a great crowd of people and last I knew had a sizable group of plant hobbyists.
yeah, im on there, going to the October auction.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #62
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Awesome! Please give the folks there my regards. I used to be an active member before I moved.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #63
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Subscribed - I have a 210 gallon on my first floor as well so had to shore in the basement with jack posts. It has been full since January 2013 with no issue to date. I measure for deflection periodically.

Looking forward to seeing it set up!
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #64
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Subscribed - I have a 210 gallon on my first floor as well so had to shore in the basement with jack posts. It has been full since January 2013 with no issue to date. I measure for deflection periodically.

Looking forward to seeing it set up!
awesome tank man. similar tank size. mine is in the living room just like yours.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:49 AM   #65
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aight boys.
We got the tank in place. Took 5 people to move into place. The stand turn out pretty decent for a first time cabinetry build. It could have been better, but the experience has been gained


Here's the seating area


Manage to find to a 55g last minute for sump.
Barely fit under the stand:
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:02 AM   #66
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Your custom stand looks good in there.

Something like this might be in order for the door. I've never used these but I guess you just slide the hinge pin through it.

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Old 09-07-2013, 02:04 AM   #67
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Your custom stand looks good in there.

Something like this might be in order for the door. I've never used these but I guess you just slide the hinge pin through it.

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Nice tile.
yeah, i need A HUGE door stopper. Don't want anything to slap into that tank, even though the door will hit the cabinet first. Didn't want to put all way towards the door frame because
I need some room to do plumbing.
Also, the whole floor is marble. Not sure if we'll have any problems with the weight. I'm not sure on weight limit on marble.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:05 AM   #68
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yeah, i need A HUGE door stopper. Don't want anything to slap into that tank, even though the door will hit the cabinet first. Didn't want to put all way towards the door frame because
I need some room to do plumbing.
Also, the whole floor is marble. Not sure if we'll have any problems with the weight. I'm not sure on weight limit on marble.
That would make me nervous as can be with that door that close to the tank. Of course I have 2 little kids that come in and out but I would hate to see the door get flung open and smash your tank. I would almost look into getting a door that swings open the other way.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #69
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I love the white stand. It looks great. I'm currently wrapping up painting the stand/canopy white (cream really) on my 150. White/light supports look so rich and awesome IMO. Subscribed.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #70
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Gentlemen, this is why you don't procrastinate a project:
Painted the tank trimmings like two year ago, left the paint tape on and all the tape's glue is now stuck on the tank. Trying the tape on tape method to see if it'll pull all the glue out with new tape, if not, razor blade time.


Such newbie/unskill craftsmanship: the canopy is short on the two sides LOL. Good thing, its in the back and you can't see it.


Full tank shot with canopy mount:


Also, got a plumbing dilemma, need some help from the experts.
Anyone ever plumb hot+ cold water together and the outlet is Y connector?
I want to be able to adjust cold and hot, but have them come out at the same connector.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #71
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Also, got a plumbing dilemma, need some help from the experts.
Anyone ever plumb hot+ cold water together and the outlet is Y connector?
I want to be able to adjust cold and hot, but have them come out at the same connector.
That's called a faucet
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #72
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That's called a faucet
lol, that would be it. so simple hahahah.
But I thought there was something different since I'm connecting it to a float valve so faucet is out of the question.

Got the door stopper installed. That was very important
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #73
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after spending another hour at HD.
I found this:
Sharkbite close valve straight to 1/2 copper line. 1/2 Coupling with compression for tube line. Tube line are 1/2


1/2 T connector for hot/cold line. The middle will be reserve for fill/float valve. Couldn't find one at HD, will try lowes.
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This is going to be a great setup, it looking good. I will be setting up a 180 or 220, worried with it being 72x24x30 it going to be to high. Are you worried about that for yours?
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This is going to be a great setup, it looking good. I will be setting up a 180 or 220, worried with it being 72x24x30 it going to be to high. Are you worried about that for yours?
well my stand was 30 inches to begin with. Then 30 for height of tank, along with canopy. But from the picture, it doesn't look so big. I have high ceilings so its a plus.

Man, true union ball valves are not cheap....
Just order heaters, pond matrix, filter socks, and bulkheads.
Need to finish the plumbing once those arrive.
Now i'm on the hunt for driftwood.
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