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Featured Wifes Tank Of Nems :)

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by bigguy, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. bigguy

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    Well Gone and Done it again
    Another Tank Picked up Tonight
    3ft x 2ft x 2ft With a Sump

    More Details to Follow Here are some Pics of it in the Van lol

    Nearly did not make it to house as My son decided to push me up some steps and then let go of tank My Arms are now 2ft longer or feel like it.




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    Stand Is a mess but That will get sanded down :)

    More To Follow tomorrow

    Sump is wrong need to add another baffel so i can add a deep sand bed.

    Simon:whistling:
     
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    Re: 3 x 2 x 2 Tank

    very nice will look cool when you have worked your magic on it Big Thumbs Up
     
  3. PaulM

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    At least you got it home in one piece from the meet Simon Big Thumbs Up

    Another one of yours to keep an eye on :lol:
     
  4. bigguy

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    Thanks yea see how this one comes along

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Re: 3 x 2 x 2 Tank

    don't forget to pee in it like birchy said:lol:
     
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    Re: 3 x 2 x 2 Tank

    Are you going to try anything different with this one si.
    Like maybe a bit of water.
    Nice size tank, I'm sure Youl soon have it looking tip top
     
  7. bigguy

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    Am i suppose to fill the tanks with water LOL or Pee lol maybe both
    Yes Have Plans for this one its to replace the red sea max :)
     
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    Re: 3 x 2 x 2 Tank

    Look forward to seeing what you do with this.
     
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    Re: 3 x 2 x 2 Tank

    you'll be able to open a shop soon with all these tank :lol:
     
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    Another one!!! lets see what you do with this one! you have a very understanding wife me thinks?
     
  11. bigguy

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    Very understanding wife keith lol

    And bigguys lfs hmmm or tank emporium lol
     
  12. PaulM

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    I've told you before mate get the garage converted Hysterical
     
  13. bigguy

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    lol do not have a Garage Dude lol got a 18ft shed at top of garden though lol It was bad enough lifting the tank with my sone up a few steps even more to top of garden lol
     
  14. bigguy

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    Ok Day 2 and Here are some pick of the tank in the front Room

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    Pics of the sump

    Will need another Bit of Glass so i can have a deep Sandbed :)

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    Not a lot of room in the Cabinet When the sump is in there :)

    Plan not to sand down the cabinet as its only mdf so going to get it sanded and Primed

    Then Clad it in same Wood as the Other tank so i can get the same colour and shade for the stand :)

    Will paint the inside white to reflect the light
    Drafting a list of bits i will need and then cross 90% off as i have been buying loads of parts :)
    Over the last few Months

    More to follow early next week
     
  15. PaulM

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    I'm sure you have a piece of glass somewhere within your tank emporium :lol:
     
  16. bigguy

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    Well Quick Update
    Tank Stand Was 2 Big compared to the other one i Built So decided to have a go at striping it down
    And was shocked at how badly it was built :( Glad i looked at this i would not have been happy with the tank on this knowing how heavy it is.
    Its Probably ok but did not want to risk it + it was mdf sides and the paint job was no good anyway wrong Colour lol

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    the base was only 3mm hard board glad i did not have the sump on that lol


    Just to give you a Idea of my front room at the moment lol

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    My next Tank the 5fter and the red sea max :)

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    The red sheet covering the new tank :)

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    Here she is :)

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    LOL the red sea max i still will have a go at drilling and was going to use but the new tank came along :)

    Might use it in bedroom lol

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    And Finaly under the covers a river reef 94 was going to be the bedroom upgrade but Now going to sell it if anybody is after one
    I have a spare hood as well as i bought it to mod for LEDs

    but now have to sell it

    And on a bad note

    With my Diabetes i have week skin on my legs and pulling the stand apart i knocked my leg and broke the skin so in pain and have to rest it last time i did this booming turned into a leg ulcer and had it for 3 months
    Hopefully that will not happen ;(

    But going to B&Q ( other timber merchants are available lol) to but the wood for the stand
    89mm x 39mm cls ;)

    Then i will clad it in Ply wood and treat it the same stain sealer as the other stand
     
  17. PaulM

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    You must have the most understanding missus on the planet with all those tanks :)

    Hope the leg heals quickly too.
     
  18. bigguy

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    i have but been married 27 years and still loves me .....lol yes she is mad
    Thanks on the Leg still blooming throbbing
     
  19. bigguy

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    Update Time
    managed to Get my Wood Today :)
    My Son managed to figure out what a Chop Saw is and got it from My Shed :)
    Stand Build Tonight Here are the Picks :)



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    The saw Cost Me £15 2 years ago and this is first time i have used it lol The Work Mate i just Bought from Ebay Cheap Proper Black and decker one I have had 2 cheap ones and there cheap for a reason lol

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    Top and Bottom Screwed Together ;)

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    The Uprights :)

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    Top Tip make a Mess in the hall way so No Dust goes in the tank ;) lol

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    Yep Screwed The uprights :)

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    And With Some Centre Bits

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    The Only Bit of the old stand i kept ;)

    My son is going to sand it tomorrow

    Got all the mesuments so off to another wood yard tomorrow to buy the Ply Wood

    For the base and the sides and Back

    Not Decided on the front yet

    Going to use 12mm Ply i think as its only a 3ft stand should be fine

    Will Get it all Level when it goes in Corner
    Even the wife like is and Impressed i got my finger out and did not buy the wood and leave it for a few weeks
    Big Plans for this tank
    On holiday Soon so want to get it up and running then so i can start the Tank Cycle and start the build of LEDs ;)
    I have all the Bits and my tank controller as well with Touch Screen :)
     
  20. kevinda

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    looking good there simon,nice to hear you have the backup and support from all your familyBig Thumbs Up
    it's good getting everyone onboard and involved in the tank:-d
     
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