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Old 06-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
 
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Talking Bears surprise 50!!!!!!!!!! pix heavy

ok so i told you all i was getting a 40 breeder right? well we discovered that the "stand" i was using was not able to hold the tank well enough so we braced it and got looking for a new stand.... NONE would fit my "40 galon breeder" so i hit a calculator sight and... SURPRISE its a 50 gallon .... WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Oo. this explaines why i had to mix up a bit more water than anticipated (i thought i just did the math wrong dohhhuuuu)

so the following posts will be the tank as it looks in this moment and i will continue to document the progress as things move along...



now as promised the new FIFTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
 
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Looking Good!!
how long till you are going to stock it??
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:02 AM   #3
 
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looks good, loving the donut rock you got there. am i seeing the plumbing right? it goes into your wall? to a sump in another room?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
 
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Nothing like a nice 10 gallon bonus. It looks good so far, I really like the way you've arranged the rock, Brett.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
 
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thank you all .. yes is does go through the wall LOL.. should have seen the better half when we made the hole .... now that i would have liked to get on camera.... i will attempt to move the right pix here so you can see the entire set up... it great!!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:03 AM   #6
 
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
 
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Looking Good!!
how long till you are going to stock it??
quite awhile actually.. my all of my LS and LR went through a wipe out and i need to get everything cleaned real good.. putting the rock in the sump for a week shut off from the DT helped a ton and now that the sand is spread out and was drained of a lot of nast stuff it all needs to just sit for awhile.... hoping for a new diatom bloom in the next two weeks or so and then i will focus on stability issues.. after that i will see what will come of it... i want a reef ultimately but i am not 100% sure on fish at this point.. perhaps a damsel or a goby but other wise the basic plan is corrals...

oh yeah all of this after i get the stand either fixed or replaced LOL..
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #8
 
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finally the beast is built!!!! the moron mistake i made was to put this monster tank on a dresser (BTW not a good idea) and it sagged the dresser about 3" and almost crushed it! we noticed this last night before bed.... looked around and could not find one in my price range so after some careful planning with my better half we hit the hardware store on a whirl wind tour for supplies and built "the Beast" the stand came out great IMHO and now that everything is finally done i can sit back and enjoy watching my tank take on new life.
so to recap the last few weeks-
29 gallon wipe out
found a great deal on a "40 gallon breeder" tank
found out it was really 50 gallons
durring all of this put a hole in the wall for plumbing
built sump
acquired skimmer (thank you you know who you are)
put WAY to much rock in my sump for cleaning (it came out great BTW looks much better than before)
made hanging light fixture
basically crushed a dresser and had to shore up tank over night
ran to get supplies
built stand
finally put all my water back in and have sump dialed in
cleaned glass
and now posting here LOL
oh yeah mix in a little work, house work and my children and you have a great excuse to visit guys in white coats and take skittles all day LOL

next post pix of stand and a few FTS for fun LOL
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:36 AM   #10
 
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Looks great! THe stand looks very sturdy, good work.
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