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Old 07-06-2010, 02:08 AM   #16
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You wouldn't even recognize it- looks fantastic!
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:23 AM   #17
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Nice job with the stand, it looks great.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the new set up.

There are some good techniques on dendroboard for making walls and such.
If I remember correctly, the way most recommended is such:
Use Great Stuff expanding foam to create the hill/wall, and embed large elements with the foam still wet.
Let the foam cure, and then do any shaping necessary.
Once you have the hill the way you want it, coat all the foam with a thick layer of black silicone, and embed a concealing top layer into the silicone.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:38 AM   #18
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I have been doing some research on Dendroboard. I did the pink foam/greatstuff on the last last back drop, this is going to be a different method.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:49 AM   #19
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Very nice job on that stand! It looks like mine kinda. I think we used the same hinges. I was almost going to get those handles too, but decided not to.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:56 AM   #20
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Home depot only has so many good options.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:36 AM   #21
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Everything looks good so far!
Can't wait to see it progress even further.

I just went through the initial planting on my 31" high tank. My ribs hurt from leaning over the side so much.

So I'd say make sure you have your hardscape and plants just the way you want them, as it sure is a pain to work on tanks of this height.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:06 AM   #22
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I am a tall guy, but I think this is still going to hurt. I am going to get a set of long tongs with a cutter attachment. Hopefully that will help with a lot of the maintenance.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #23
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that stand looks very nice!!! can you build me a stand please???
....are you going to carry over your fauna from the 90 to this tank?? or will you restock it with different wild angelfish?
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #24
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I am going to carry almost everything over. I will probably drop out the gold angels and hopefully find some nice solid red discus to add.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:19 AM   #25
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Did you build a completely new stand, or did you just refurbish the one that came with the tank? It looks great either way, I'm just curious.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:35 AM   #26
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I completely took it apart because it was not square. I reused the 2x4s and added a few more. Then all new plywood. I am not 100% happy with it. But without a table saw or chop saw, it was about the best I could do.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #27
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I finally have this ready to go upstairs. I am planning on doing the switch tonight. This is going to be quite a chore. Hopefully it goes smoothly.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:15 PM   #28
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I thought your not support to keep anything over 55 gallon on a second floor. Stand looks great and i am looking forward to your journal.
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I finally have this ready to go upstairs. I am planning on doing the switch tonight. This is going to be quite a chore. Hopefully it goes smoothly.
Best of luck!
That'll definitely be a lot of work.

I don't know anything about how houses are structured... but how do you know if your second floor can hold that much weight? Just so i know in the future.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:36 PM   #30
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I am only going to fill with about 90 gallons. I used to have a 125, then a 90 before after talking with my uncle who used to build houses. I don't think 150 would be a good idea though.
It is against an exterior wall and crosses 3 or 4 floor joists. I am not worried with the set up I am planning.
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