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    youngtimothy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    well I was inspired by Lemonyx's sump build, so I tried my first diy tank build! I must say it is nowhere as nice as his but it is together. I used 1/2" lexan and machined it on a bridgeport mill it's 27x19x10 20 gallons. then I machined an overflow box and bent it 90 degrees with a heat gun.

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    the overflow is just sitting there for now.
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    Nice work! What are your plans for it? Grow out for display, QT, or grow for profit?
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    youngtimothy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks! not sure yet, It will be a while before its going I still need all the expensive stuff.

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    youngtimothy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    got a nice steel table today for a stand, pic at a later date. now all I need is a sump, skimmer and lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngtimothy View Post
    got a nice steel table today for a stand, pic at a later date. now all I need is a sump, skimmer and lights.
    Flow, heaters and plumbing
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    youngtimothy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    well that to! but I have a pump, heater, and I'm working on getting some plumming.

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    Looking good there. Since you built the tank why not build the sump, might as well

    Don't forget to use a piece of dense foam under that tank and on top of the stand. Is the steel stand painted? It's gonna to rust really bad being that close to salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonyx View Post
    Looking good there. Since you built the tank why not build the sump, might as well

    Don't forget to use a piece of dense foam under that tank and on top of the stand. Is the steel stand painted? It's gonna to rust really bad being that close to salt water.

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    I might, yes I did paint the stand it may need another coat though. I need to get some foam, where and what do I use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngtimothy View Post
    I might, yes I did paint the stand it may need another coat though. I need to get some foam, where and what do I use?
    Great question, always wondered what the pink board what everyone uses.
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    youngtimothy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    the latest update. tank, stand and a little water. this in my taxidermy workshop in the basement. yes I know that outlet shouldn't be there, It will be moved if the tank stays there.

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    first inhabitant.
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