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Old 04-26-2016, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Tank #4....4th times a charm right?

guess i'll start a thread to document my build. my current tank is doing great and all but i miss the 5ft length of my second tank. the reason i changed that second 5ft tank was because it wasn't eurobraced and got messy easily, and it was high, getting on a stool and up to your armpit in water just to turn over a frag on the bottom got tired fast.

this will be my final tank that i'll be going all out on, exactly how i want it.


tank: 60"long x 24" wide x 18" high, eurobraced, being made by miricles, external bean animal overflow, drilled for return.

lighting: ATI 8 bulb with 2 reef brites.

getting started...(home depo trip actually fit in the car! lol)



didn't have home depo make the final cuts, i wanted to take my time and make things as accurate as possible.



making sure everything is nice and square



done.



one thing i never had on any of my tanks was a proper stand skin. i also didn't want to break the bank on a custom one so after a lot of planning i came up with this. i still need to trim and permanently hang the pannels but that should be done in the next few days.



figured i might as well hang the ATI 8 bulb too. i'm using my tank now to grow out the sps as much as possible so i can transfer everything over.



i'll update as i go
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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Following for sure!!! A little envious if I am being honest
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:30 PM   #3
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Fourth time is just the beginning Bud !
Great that you put yourself / your build out there ! Much respect !
Good for you and best wishes for continued success !
We're all rooting for you !
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Looks good nice work. What did you use for the skin? It looks really nice.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:42 PM   #5
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Following along Jay man ... can't wait to see more
Can't wait to see who scores your old tank.lol.greg would be proud.
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Can't wait to see who scores your old tank.lol.greg would be proud.


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Yuppers .. it was always fun to sit back and see who got gregs tank and to see where they took his tank.since his tanks were always immaculate but run only a short time .Jay your tank looked fantastic...
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Looking good J! I can't wait to see your progress on this one 🍻
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thanks fellas!

it's funny how much you learn from the fellow members here.

learned so much from greg and his old tank (my current tank)
learned alot from my second tank, alex's old tank.
the stand skin is actually ikea kitchen cabinet doors - idea from march
the skin is being held on and will be removable due to these:



^idea from dan at canada corals.
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thanks fellas!

it's funny how much you learn from the fellow members here.

learned so much from greg and his old tank (my current tank)
learned alot from my second tank, alex's old tank.
the stand skin is actually ikea kitchen cabinet doors - idea from march
the skin is being held on and will be removable due to these:



^idea from dan at canada corals.
Genious. What a great idea
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