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I will update this thread as I go along, enjoy!

UPDATE: DE-RIMMING IT! pics attached!

This is what it looks like today: (updated Aug 30th)
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30 Gallon with dimensions of 25x25x12
Today:




My only regret with this tank:
I wish I had dropped another 50$ to get this tank rimless (no longer the case!)
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Congrats on finishing the removal. It looks like the tank is sitting uneven on the stand. I apologize if I am jumping the gun on you on the stand.

haha dont! aparently at first I was like, what is this guy thinking, how dare he tell me my tank isnt flat, I checked the level and it's FLAT!

well.... NO, its not, found out the hard way, see pics for what happened
 

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Up and running! finally!


interesting way of getting worms with a car battery!!! (not sure, but thought it'd be interesting...


co2 tanks! 50$ each, 20 and 10 lbs (ones for the other tank)


finally w/o the rim


pipe, so you can goto Lowes and buy this for around 4$, vs the petsmart kind w the gravel vaccum


started filling er up and viola: flourite sludge on top of my white sand :(


worse


Walmart polyester bag for pillows, works great in a filter!


still filling






ghetto sink to pipe adapter, a little bit of tape and ACE wrap... also works great of sprained ankles


manual skimming the floating sludge


its there! but wait!


ITS NOT LEVEL!!!!!!!! emptied it out and levelled the whole thing by sticking a lil piece of wood


all over again ....


1.60 sand from petco



level!






filter is up and running










and done! filter in place behind and under cabinet












plants.. this pic here, just for the hell of it


view from the loft
 

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HAHAHAHAHA the part about 2x4's not being 2x4s
They have never been 2x4s always 1.5 x 3.5's
First time building something?
Sorry not trying to be mean just thought it was funny
Actually they were 2x4s I worked at a sawmill as a teenager. They start out as 2x4s however when they dry out you end up with 1.5x3.5's.
 

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HAHAHAHAHA the part about 2x4's not being 2x4s
They have never been 2x4s always 1.5 x 3.5's
First time building something?
Sorry not trying to be mean just thought it was funny
yup first project ever, for some weird reason I decided to measure the "2x4" since the local HD didn't have them marked properly and bam! I discovered this international scam:hihi:
 
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