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Old 12-19-2009, 5:01 PM   #41
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Old 12-19-2009, 5:25 PM   #42
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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.
its hard to believe you saved THAT much with the level of quality youve done. but youve also got a tank that you could never have had with glass or acrylic with all those closed loop holes and stuff.

its incredable.

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Old 12-19-2009, 5:39 PM   #43
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phew you are awsome . i will be watching this one wow. you can always make me a jr skimmer lol jk . you are way past my woodcrafting ability. very nice indead. thanks for shareing.

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Old 12-19-2009, 5:57 PM   #44
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wow. wish i could fast forward in time to see this thing complete.

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Old 12-19-2009, 7:21 PM   #45
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This really looks cool but when it's done can I ask where and how you are going to move it. It's got to weigh a bunch.

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Old 12-19-2009, 7:43 PM   #46
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This really looks cool but when it's done can I ask where and how you are going to move it. It's got to weigh a bunch.
I will use a forklift to put it on the trailer and then take the stand,tank & forklift to the house and I will get some caster and mount them to the sand then put the tank on the stand out side then roll the tank & stand inside were the tank will set there a 8'gauge
door.That's the plan.

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Old 12-19-2009, 8:38 PM   #47
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I am amazed. This is truly an impressive build. I would love to come take a look at this bad boy when its finished! I am in Gainesville from time to time as I have some family there so please keep us updated!

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:44 AM   #48
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Thank you for building this and sharing it with us. I am loving it. Kudos too for going back over the foam with sand. I love it
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #49
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Looks awesome! Is it thick enough to hold all the water without bowing?

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Old 12-20-2009, 1:12 AM   #50
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Love this build! My friend and I had thought doing one of these for his cichlids, not quite as large of course!! Glad you showed us it could be done....

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Old 12-20-2009, 9:57 AM   #51
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These pics do this tank no justice you should see it in person it is truely unbelievable. Don it looks great give me a call if you get a chance..
later bro.

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #52
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These pics do this tank no justice you should see it in person it is truely unbelievable. Don it looks great give me a call if you get a chance..
later bro.
+1. This tank is much more impressive in person; very well built, unlike every other plywood tank I've seen. Jr is a true craftsman!

Now get off you rear end and get moving!
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:35 AM   #53
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With what I have seen on this build there was no daught in my mind that you had the move of the tank figured out. Your planning and execution is really exceptional. Being a hands on engineer I am really impressed with the time and effort you have gone to build this tank. I have patience but don't know if I would have had anywhere near as much as you. This is an awesome project and something you can be proud of for years. Too Cool.

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Old 12-20-2009, 1:16 PM   #54
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Don, this is one of the most impressive builds I've seen on any site.

Look forward to seeing more pics and the finished product.


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Any updates on this build?

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Old 12-30-2009, 2:45 PM   #57
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Holy crap Don't know how I missed this. Very nice.

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Old 12-30-2009, 5:25 PM   #58
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This is the most amazing build I've ever seen. Truly wonderful!

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Old 12-30-2009, 5:33 PM   #59
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:55 AM   #60
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WOW!!!! What a great tank!

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