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Old 12-19-2009, 3:14 PM   #21
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Started fixing the seams on the sides got them taped up and the foam sprayed in. I'll let it sit overnight then take them out and get the tape off and then put the epoxy and sand on.




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Old 12-19-2009, 3:15 PM   #22
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Checked the foam it was already dry so I took the wall out and got the tape off put them back in everything looked ok took them out and put the sand on.Will see how they look tomorrow.










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Old 12-19-2009, 3:15 PM   #23
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Here are some pics of the walls back in the tank.








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Old 12-19-2009, 3:16 PM   #24
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Went ahead and worked on the overflow plumbing drilled the holes and installed the 2" bulkheads then cut all the pvc pipe for the two end standpipe I would cut the center one but I run out of 2" pvc pipe.The center standpipe is going to be a backup in case one gets clogged.




Here a pic of one of the round block that came out when I drilled the holes showing how thick the epoxy is inside the tack.The epoxy is as thick as this or thicker.

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Old 12-19-2009, 3:17 PM   #25
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Got to work on the tank today :AddEmoticons04230:foamed the seam in the back wall and got the air holes drilled in the standpipes.Tomorrow I'll get the sand epoxied on then I can epoxy all the bulkhead holes.


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Old 12-19-2009, 3:18 PM   #26
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Got the sand and epoxy put on the seam and the top of the back wall.I also added
some more foam to the center close loop rock to cover up the egg create on the sides
got it cover with sand too.I'll vac the sand off tomorrow and put it back in place and we'll
see how it looks.The rock work is almost done need to make some freestanding pieces
and some arch's from the rock I have left over.





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Old 12-19-2009, 3:20 PM   #27
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Got the sand vac off the back wall and center close loop rock put the back wall in place.I
haven't had alot of time to work on the tank work has started to pick up in the last week
or so. I have started drawing my light rack it will have 6 400 mh and 8-12 t5 for the Actinic
running on dimmable ballast control by a reefkeeper elite with a rkm-alc to run the t5 for
sunrise & sunset and a rkm-mlc with led pods for moonlights.
When I was looking throw Ed Reef build thread I really liked his light rack:AddEmoticons04230:
it had everything that I needed for mine so I used his design to base mine off of hope you don't mind Ed.
The frame work will be built out of 3/4" thin wall steel tubing and 1/2" angle.




and the light rack




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Old 12-19-2009, 3:21 PM   #28
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WOW! Ive never seen so much craftmanship go into a tank! Keep'em coming!

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Old 12-19-2009, 3:24 PM   #29
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That gets you up to were I'am at haven't had a lot of time to work on I hope to get started back on the tank after the first of the year.

Don Jr.

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Old 12-19-2009, 3:45 PM   #30
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Always wanted to do one of these but don't have the time and don't have the knowledge. I'm excited to watch and learn and also can wait to see this puppy up and running! Keep us posted and thanks for the million pictures!

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Old 12-19-2009, 4:03 PM   #31
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WOW! Ive never seen so much craftmanship go into a tank! Keep'em coming!
Thanks for taking a look it has been a lot of work but it has been fun.

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Old 12-19-2009, 4:06 PM   #32
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Nice build! I do CNC work for a living and would love to do something like this. For some reason the management where I'm at isn't excited about it though.

Looking forward to seeing the completion.

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Jr. you rock, I have watched this build for soooooo long, there is no time limit to perfection. See you soon.

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Old 12-19-2009, 4:12 PM   #34
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Always wanted to do one of these but don't have the time and don't have the knowledge. I'm excited to watch and learn and also can wait to see this puppy up and running! Keep us posted and thanks for the million pictures!
There really not much to them the woodwork doesn't take that long the epoxy is another
story.
Your welcome on the pic.

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Old 12-19-2009, 4:14 PM   #35
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Impressive, looking forward to the progress. Can't believe the time you must have in this so far.
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Holy cow@!#@! This is DIY to the extreme!

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Nice build! I do CNC work for a living and would love to do something like this. For some reason the management where I'm at isn't excited about it though.

Looking forward to seeing the completion.
Thanks, Good to see someone else in the hobby that dose the same thing for a living what kind of work do you mostly do we mostly do automotive tool & die.
That the good thing about having your own shop I do have to ask anybody.

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Jr. you rock, I have watched this build for soooooo long, there is no time limit to perfection. See you soon.
Thanks Chris I need to get buy some time work has been really busy.

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[quote=davisju1;433492]Thanks, Good to see someone else in the hobby that dose the same thing for a living what kind of work do you mostly do we mostly do automotive tool & die.
That the good thing about having your own shop I do have to ask anybody.

I do mostly aviation work. I can swing some small projects after hours but not anything that would need storage space and take more than a day or two.

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wow, most plywood tanks come off like cheap projects for people that want a tank too big for their budget...

this one... jeez! its a work of art! keep going!

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wow, most plywood tanks come off like cheap projects for people that want a tank too big for their budget...

this one... jeez! its a work of art! keep going!
Thanks you, It has been fun working on the tank. When I started thinking of doing a big tank
I looked at how much a glass or acrylic tank cost vs. a plywood I decided to put the money
I could save into better equipment.Plus I really like to build stuff.

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