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post #11 of 53 Old 07-19-2011, 08:49 PM
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wow, that is big. It is interesting to know the cost of this setup though, if you don't mind.

What are you doing at the bottom of the tank? The reason behind of doing so.

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post #12 of 53 Old 07-19-2011, 09:04 PM
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Awesome! OMG Awesome. but that is a garage.... how cold is it going to get in the winter at that door? Just wondering...

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wow, that is big. It is interesting to know the cost of this setup though, if you don't mind.

What are you doing at the bottom of the tank? The reason behind of doing so.

Thanks
If you are talking about the tile, it was a trial and error thing. I tried putting different colored tile to give it a layered look but I didntlike it and stuck with one color.

the reasoning for the tile being there in the first place is to give it a better look than bare bottom and still be easy to clean, with a 4ft tall tank cleaning sand or rocks would be to much work.

the cost of the tank was 1000 bucks used
the mag 18 pumps were 160 bucks x3
all together I am guessing that I have 2500 bucks invested, so far anyways.

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Awesome! OMG Awesome. but that is a garage.... how cold is it going to get in the winter at that door? Just wondering...
I am in south Louisiana so cold is not as much of an issue as most people.In the winter I have seen it get as low as 65 degrees and summer as hot as 95 degrees.

But here is the plan,
The reason for the stand built to look almost like it is built into a wall is because I am insulating inside it and taking the vent from my laundry room out and putting in in the stand, it should stay the same temp as the inside my house.

I do have a question for you guys though, How do you multi-quote on this site?
And why do I see 5 stars when I am looking at this thread from the DIY forum?

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post #15 of 53 Old 07-19-2011, 11:09 PM
there's a (+") button for multiquoting.

I think the stars are there to rate popularity of the thread, the more posts in less time means more stars. since the other diy threads are fairly slow, this one rates high?
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post #16 of 53 Old 07-19-2011, 11:41 PM
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add Homer Simpson donut drool sound here!!!! Nice looking setup there.

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post #18 of 53 Old 07-20-2011, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks for the replies.
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post #19 of 53 Old 07-20-2011, 06:32 PM
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When can you be at my house to build one for me???

I should send you my sailfin Pleco, he would be sooooo happy in there. :) Great job with the build so far. Sounds like you are not going to have any gravel at all? I assume you won't be doing live plants then either? The possibilities are mind boggling I would be so excited. Please keep us updated, when you can. Photos are always good.

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When can you be at my house to build one for me???

I should send you my sailfin Pleco, he would be sooooo happy in there. :) Great job with the build so far. Sounds like you are not going to have any gravel at all? I assume you won't be doing live plants then either? The possibilities are mind boggling I would be so excited. Please keep us updated, when you can. Photos are always good.
It would look pretty good with live plants but with a tank that is 4ft tall I decided to keep the aquascaping as simple as possible for the ease of cleaning, the only thing I will have in there is some driftwood and a couple of big rocks.
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