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post #1 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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180G custom build completed

Just wanted to update everyone who gave me advice on my build.
Here are some pics of the finished setup:










Next up.....Leveling the beast and adding substrate.
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 09:43 AM
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Very Nice. My ultimate goal is to build my own as well. All I need is the supplies. and space. and tools. and money.and time. It might be awhile. :/

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post #3 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 10:41 AM
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very nice!! my boyfriend and i are going to attempt building our own some time this summer...probably will start small. as it is we dont have room in our house for anymore big tanks...

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Nice work. That's a beast. I bet it turns out great.

P.S. I believe I have the exact same thermostat as you. lol

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post #5 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Nice work. That's a beast. I bet it turns out great.

P.S. I believe I have the exact same thermostat as you. lol
you must mean the white rodgers. i have 2 of them, they are ssssoooo cool.
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 02:36 PM
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That's so disgustingly nice....where do you live again? doesn't really matter but you're hired man lol that is some NICE work; plant that neat & some great fish in there - Ugly how pretty that will turn out....*me dreaming here now*

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That's so disgustingly nice....where do you live again? doesn't really matter but you're hired man lol that is some NICE work; plant that neat & some great fish in there - Ugly how pretty that will turn out....*me dreaming here now*
thanks angel....it consumed alot of weekends and late nights. I am just happy to get the whole thing out of my garage.

I was going to move my plants from my 55G into the 180G, but I have decided to order all new plants. Going to have quite a few different varieties in there.
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 03:10 PM
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I can only image...and here I was last year proud like heck building my first own 55g stand (w/out doors lol) that's real nice...but wayyy past my DIY league lol

Oh you have to update pic's when you get that planted I can only imagine how beautiful that'll be *drool*

And you glued & cut all that glass to didn't you?

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post #9 of 19 Old 02-13-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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I can only image...and here I was last year proud like heck building my first own 55g stand (w/out doors lol) that's real nice...but wayyy past my DIY league lol

Oh you have to update pic's when you get that planted I can only imagine how beautiful that'll be *drool*

And you glued & cut all that glass to didn't you?
i didnt make the tank.....but it was custom made for someone else. i got it off craigs, the glass is 1/2" thick and nice and clear. if i told you what i paid for it you wouldnt believe me.

i may place my plant order this weekend, i will have to see how i feel.
stay tuned for more pics.
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post #10 of 19 Old 02-15-2010, 01:24 PM
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well i have not added to this one but i have followed it for some time and i must say you did an amazing job!! well done :)

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