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Old 01-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Stoney's 300gal Starfire Build Thread!

Ok so today I came to the conclusion I was gonna go with a glass tank and not acrylic! I had my mind set on the marineland 300dd and wanted to see if chris @ fishscales could eurobrace it for me. He said he would, then asked if I was interested in letting him build my whole tank! After talking to him thats exactly what im gonna do! So I can have the tank built to the exact specs I want! So let the build thread begin!

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So here's the ol leaky 180 that started this whole thing!! Btw he dosent know it yet but chris will be re-building this big boy too!!
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300 Gallon Build

Here we go!!!! Along for the ride on this one.

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So here's the ol leaky 180 that started this whole thing!! Btw he dosent know it yet but chris will be re-building this big boy too!!
Then you get to help me tear mine down and set that up in its place

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It's not the best pic but, from the living room looking through the foryer, this used to be what the tank room looked like.
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Here's a better pic of the old 180, when I get home I'll show you what the same room looks like now!
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Then you get to help me tear mine down and set that up in its place
i cant wait! lets go ahead and setup a payment plan on that big boy so when we get it all fixed itll be all yours! i am thinking about going back with a starfire front!!

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Who's gonna do your stand? What are your lighting plans?

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Here's a better pic of the old 180, when I get home I'll show you what the same room looks like now!

Man let me know when we need to rip up that floor.

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i cant wait! lets go ahead and setup a payment plan on that big boy so when we get it all fixed itll be all yours! i am thinking about going back with a starfire front!!
We will talk soon.

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Man let me know when we need to rip up that floor.
floors comeing up tomorrow!!

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Colin, chris and I have discussed building the structual parts of the stand, its gonna be pretty simple, 4x4 post etc, grouper therapy has blessed me with his word to come down and help me with the cosmetic side of the stand and canopy. Basically itll be sheet rocked and trimmed to blend into the walls of the room, similer to the way Oz has his setup. However, if it all works out right, the back of the tank backs up to the wall that divides the tank room from the kitchen and i am installing a port hole so you can view the tank from the kitchen! the stairs go up the wall so you could sit on the stairs and look in the port hole!! lighting, i already have 3x lumenmax elite reflectors, 400w radiums that are less than 1 month old, and as of now, good old pfo 400w ballast. I may use the 4 ecoexotic LED modules i have as well.

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Colin, chris and I have discussed building the structual parts of the stand, its gonna be pretty simple, 4x4 post etc, grouper therapy has blessed me with his word to come down and help me with the cosmetic side of the stand and canopy. Basically itll be sheet rocked and trimmed to blend into the walls of the room, similer to the way Oz has his setup. However, if it all works out right, the back of the tank backs up to the wall that divides the tank room from the kitchen and i am installing a port hole so you can view the tank from the kitchen! the stairs go up the wall so you could sit on the stairs and look in the port hole!! lighting, i already have 3x lumenmax elite reflectors, 400w radiums that are less than 1 month old, and as of now, good old pfo 400w ballast. I may use the 4 ecoexotic LED modules i have as well.
This should look really nice! Can't wait to see the progress. How long do you have to wait for the tank?

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This should look really nice! Can't wait to see the progress. How long do you have to wait for the tank?
yeah im excited! Ive got to talk more in depth to chris tomorrow, but I think were gonna actually have the glass sent to my house and build the tank on the stand In place. He says around three weeks or so.

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yeah im excited! Ive got to talk more in depth to chris tomorrow, but I think were gonna actually have the glass sent to my house and build the tank on the stand In place. He says around three weeks or so.
Awesome kinda nice to have a local sponsor that will build the tank in your house!

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floors comeing up tomorrow!!
You had to pick a day I will be up north most of the day

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You had to pick a day I will be up north most of the day
lol well just give me a shout when u get back home, i dont think its gonna take very long, the room isnt all that big!!

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Might be able to do it before I go. Call me when you get up

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