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06-30-2013, 02:46 PM #91
06-30-2013, 03:22 PM #92
Gee, I really need to stay caught up with these threads
I would suggest re-enforcing your stand a little more (if you have not thought about this already). I would suggest cutting a 2X4 to fit in between the horizontal 2X4s and attach then to the face of the vertical 2X4s. The will give you direct wood to wood contact from the horizontal 2X4s that support the weight of the tanks and take the load all the way down to the floor. But I also like to over build things a little.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I would also suggest staining or painting the stand as well. Pressure treated wood does have a tendency to split and crack as the chemicals used to treat it dry out. It can still stain from water marks as well. The treatment is primarily used to protect the wood from insects, bacteria and fungus.
Last edited by Cliff; 06-30-2013 at 05:13 PM.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-30-2013, 08:14 PM #93
Very nice Discus Mr. Sandz.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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06-30-2013, 09:22 PM #94
Sandz the Discus are stunning!!! and holy crap you sure have gotten tons of work done on the stand, it looks great!_______________________________________________
07-01-2013, 03:22 PM #95
@Cliff - I have the wood ready to be cut and installed, but didnt want the added weight yet. The tanks themselves are getting cleaned, stem pipes installed, the wall behind it is going to be painted, there is one more electrical box to put in and then the thought of staining. Also have to consider building the sump, plumbing, installing the lights. Ill be lucky to have this finished by November lol.
The discus actually were not aclimated. They were brought home and put in thier very own 29gal tank with a brand new, uncycled sponge filter. There was no drip or anything considering the person I bought them from lived 30min from my house with the same overall readings. The one thing that was good for them is they were given bag buddies prior to moving and kept in a styrofoam container in individual bags.
@Steeler - Thank you sir
@Judi - Its been a lot of work. I appreciate the kind comments. The stands are close to done. I think I am going to go with staining them but thats a final thing. I havnt screwed the plywood down or painted the area lol. Soooo much more to do!
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07-01-2013, 04:08 PM #100
yea, ideally house wise we would like a 3-4 bed, 2 bath with a dry basement and attic
Looking like 1500sf. Around here depending on the exact area that can range 70k- 250k lol
Thinking my budget for a first house would be 120-150 ish...
I'm just sick of paying rent. Plus I want some place to set up tanks for a bit longer term. The fiance is "ok" with what I have now being part of the house decorations... however more would have to be in my future mancave. Which I am still planning. I go back and forth with how many tanks I really want.
A good friend of mine is having issues since he built his rack and said "thats it for tanks" since he finished he has had the following happen, plecos breeding like crazy and only one tank for try, trying to breed borellis, his picotee livebearers bred for him, and his sterbai are still popping out eggs left and right. He needs to build another fry rack of all 10g tanks.
So what I may do is a show rack, and a fry rack