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    CableGuy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default CableGuy's 200 Gallon Deep Dimension

    Just got a new 200G deep that needs to be resealed. Just going to try to document as much as I can as I go.

    I have some big plans for this and I can't wait to start on them. Wow is this going to be a long process!

    4'x3'x27"

    The old and new:

    2011 05 07 21 06 27 232 - CableGuy's 200 Gallon Deep Dimension

    Its going where the TV used to be so I have some moving around to do still. The new tank will be moved over 1/2 between where it is now and where the old one is.

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    WOOH!

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    wow adam now thats an upgrade

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    CableGuy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Cleaning it up...


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    Done with step one. Time for a new blade and need to re-strip it (little piece I missed) and then I will use acetone to do a final cleaning...

    2011 05 09 00 49 15 89 - CableGuy's 200 Gallon Deep Dimension

    ---------- Post added at 01:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:44 PM ----------

    Found a chip in the glass at the very bottom of the front glass. Hoping it wont effect integrity as it has been like this for who knows how long. (Under the seal)


    Maybe this is why it was leaking...??

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    Could it possibly be a flaw in the glass? I was told it is a starfire front if that matter at all...?

    ---------- Post added at 01:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:46 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    WOOH!
    I thought the same thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by EMUreef View Post
    wow adam now thats an upgrade
    I know... I'm doing it correctly this time

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    Got the tank cleaned up most of the way. Razor x3 with vacuum in between and then a total of 2 wipe downs with acetone.

    Still need to touch the back up a little and tape it up prior to sealing.

    After much debate and talking amongst the community, the chip should not take any from any integrity. May have been caused by a flaw in the glass or possibly the glass was not cut smooth enough.

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    well if you cant get it to look right its not the tanks falt......:
    nice tank choice this thing should be sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    grade A silicone work

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    hey I am just throwing it out there but this size tank would be perfect for a flush tank return. But its still sweet either way good luck btw for what its worth .. I don't think the chip will be any trouble

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    Nice tank size good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltCreeps View Post
    well if you cant get it to look right its not the tanks falt......:
    nice tank choice this thing should be sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    grade A silicone work
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by daddybiggs View Post
    hey I am just throwing it out there but this size tank would be perfect for a flush tank return. But its still sweet either way good luck btw for what its worth .. I don't think the chip will be any trouble
    A what return?? LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Nice tank size good luck.
    Thanks!

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    SURGE TANK is probaly a better word there may be some info on M.R. there is definately some on R.C. you fill up a seperate tank above the display with your return water. When the water rises it opens a valve that releases the water in a wave action. The fish learn the pattern and when the wave is ready to come they will dive into the rocks and prepare for it they work great in a big cube just a thought

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