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#31 Piker20

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

You need to post a good video of that room when it's all finished Steve. Doesn't do full justice in photo steps.
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#32 steeldrifter

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:29 AM

Thanks bud. Will do, it's gettin there, lots still do do though for sure.


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#33 mikechell

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:12 AM

... when it's all finished ...

Piker ... haven't you been paying attention these last several years?

Steve "says" this open plan is the best ... but I don't think he's left that room alone for more than 6 months before ... no reason to think that will change.

If you ask for that video "when it's finished" ... there'll NEVER be a video.

 

... lots still do do though for sure.

Just to clarify what Piker's asking for ... a video tour when THIS project is finished.


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#34 steeldrifter

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:12 PM

Well got about 6 hours into the stand build for the 240g tonight. Still have a lot to do to it such as add center uprights and then doubling up 2x4's in between the upper & lowers sections etc etc. Building it so the vertical posts are supporting the weight and no weight on fasteners and such. About halfway there so far with it.
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#35 mikechell

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:29 AM

Yeah ... support is good!!!

The water, alone, is going to weigh in at slightly over 1 ton !!!


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#36 steeldrifter

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

Yep I'm figuring with the water, tank itself, rocks, sand, canopy and lights there will probably be in the neighborhood of 2300 - 2500lbs on it.


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:40 PM

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Stand is all done. Could park a full size truck on it without issue lol.Just have to put the piece of sanded plywood on top now and still have to skin it with nice furniture grade 1/4" sheeting but that and the finish work will come later.


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#38 mikechell

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:57 PM

Aha ... NOW it looks substantial.  

I know you are much more knowledgeable about aquariums, but I was a bit concerned with that stand before.


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

Yep that was just the bare skeleton of it in the first pics last night. Now it's pretty bombproof.

 

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#40 mikechell

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:29 PM

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#41 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:07 AM

You better like it Mike....that's the view you will have overnight when ya sit in that chair with my sleeping bag over ya in a few weeks ;)


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

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#43 mikechell

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

Um ... will it have fish in it by that time?


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:37 PM

You better like it Mike....that's the view you will have overnight when ya sit in that chair with my sleeping bag over ya in a few weeks ;)


Only one sleeping bag, are you sure he will survive?

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:57 AM

You think, Vicente, that I am going there without a few sweat-shirts and long johns?  He mentioned that he keeps the house in the low 60's ... I'm going there prepared for an assault on the North Pole !!!

 

I'll only need the sleeping bag for extra protection during the night.  I am hoping that the heated waters of the aquariums keep that part of the house warmer than the rest !!!


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