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Ashburn's 187g endgame tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by ashburn2k, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

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    Originally I was looking for a 200g marineland DD, because my current 90g is 4 feet wide and I dont want to redo the layout of my frag tank. so my choice for bigger tank would only limiting myself to 4 feet tanks only.

    Last week I inherited this amazing tank from @livingwaterplanet, unfortunately the stand wont fit the current location where I will be putting this bad boy in. so that stand goes else where where i can make the best use of it.

    between my two jobs and already not a lot of free time, I hope to make the thank upgrade minimal time need, so the animals won't suffer in the brute. and small frag tanks.

    progress picture coming soon.
     
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  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    I knew that tank was for you!!
    Looking forward to pics
     
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  3. kinetic

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    Awesome! Following!
     
  4. Benjamin Bo

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    ^
    This guy receives thousands upon thousands of dollars of free reef tanks, equipment, fish and corals through this club, then has the balls to sell broken reef equipment for money on the very same forum. SMDH
     
  5. Benjamin Bo

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    Can I buy your leaking calcium reactor for $250 please?
     
  6. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

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    How do you know? You are new here.

    If you lack the balls to say it on your actual account. Ask Ashburn for some.


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  7. Baykes

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    That’s really uncalled for. He is a very active member of the club and is always contributing. Not to mention he has offered his own personal time as an active webmaster, services he could offer elsewhere at a significant compensation.

    Also it is not his fault that he has been the recipient of the clubs generosity, that’s the whole point of the club. I actually am the one who bought the reactor(only the extra reactor has a leak) for only $50 which is an absolute steal! I think that is a fine way to offer back generosity.

    @ashburn2k I look forward to seeing this tank be developed
     
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  8. Coral reefer

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    FEE FI FO FUM....
    I SMELL...
    snu snu?
     
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  9. ashburn2k

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    Back to regular programming.

    90g is off the stand and time to clean up the room and build A new stand.


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  10. Flagg37

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    Any cool plans for the stand?
     
  11. ashburn2k

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    [​IMG]

    How about this beast for start? Excuse me the mess.


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  12. kinetic

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    Haha nice, not too bad of a mess I think! =)
     
  13. rygh

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    The 200g tank is going there? Are you opening up the wall?
    I am confused by the picture of the pretty small mess.
     
  14. ashburn2k

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    that tank is going into that empty space where the wires are.
     
  15. Ibn

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    You going to be able to get to that Brute can once the tank is set up?
     
  16. ashburn2k

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    yeah, gonna modify the sw station a bit while I’m at it.


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  17. xcaret

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    I’m guessing you’re gonna use the 2x12? fastened to the wall to support some of the weight?
     
  18. rygh

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    I hope not.
    200g water + tank + equipment is pretty close to 2,000 pounds.
    Looks like just simple screws holding that 2x12 to the studs.

    But it would be good sheer support in an earthquake.
     
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    Yeah, I think different type of fasteners would have to be used

     
  20. Wlachnit

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    That is what I did more or less. I lagged bolts into the 2x6 studs (which was a sheer and load bearing wall) for my old 300g. Worked for 10y.
     

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