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Thread: 40 tank Journal

  1. #91


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    I probably shouldnt post this but it shows the different shadings of my fish... This was an hour after water changes... I still needed to clean the glass so dont judge!

    And as promise... a video:

    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  2. #92


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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Well its been a while and things have been progressing slowly. My electric has been installed allowing access for pumps and heaters. My stand is up, sort of. I need to put some screws in the shelves, anchor to the wall and run plumbing. Also need to build the sump and paint the walls with moisture resistant paint. Also looking to stain the wood... maybe but its pressure treated and has no need for it.

    Here is my stand with tanks on it:

    Cool video as well. How long do you QT your discus for ? I have read about so many different approach for discus
    Last edited by Cliff; 06-30-2013 at 04:13 PM.
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  3. #93

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    Very nice Discus Mr. Sandz.
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  4. #94

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    Sandz the Discus are stunning!!! and holy crap you sure have gotten tons of work done on the stand, it looks great!

  5. #95


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    @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!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  6. #96


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    I am still very jealous of this. I love seeing updates though. If you lived closer I'd help with the build for a few brews

  7. #97


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    There is such an easy way to remedy that situation Chris, MOVE!!! There are lots all around me for sale on brand new homes.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  8. #98


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    me and the fiance have considered it many times.... I just don't know if I could do Jacksonville... I'm a colts fan

    For now the wedding is what we are saving for, after that a house -> MORE TANKS ;)

  9. #99


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    Wouldnt be any different than being in the Bills area lol. Hope the wedding goes well and I wish you happy hunting. Just for comparison though, I bought a 3300 sqft home with 3bath 5 beds for under 200k brand new.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  10. #100


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    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

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