Levi iii's 29g tank build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by karate_reefer_III, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    [quote author=sfsuphysics link=topic=5054.msg62144#msg62144 date=1225692173]
    [quote author=tuberider link=topic=5054.msg62114#msg62114 date=1225681997]
    Basically they build a box and mount it to the back of the tank with weld on 40, that effectively eliminates bow in that section which is the main cause of failure on external overflows.

    Granted I might be jumping to conclusions, but I thought that's exactly what he did (well maybe with another weldon, 3,4,16..

    Sorry I don't see the piece against the back wall of the tank, which would be difficult to attach if the tank had ever been filled with water.
  2. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Ok, it's past over due but here is are some updates on the canopy mod/installation. We still have to hing it somehow but it's working great.

    recycling some wood i already had
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy02.jpg[/img]

    adding a back brace to enclose it and give something to eventually hing it if needed.
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy03.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy04.jpg[/img]

    reattaching the blocks to allow it to sit on the tank
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy05.jpg[/img]

    lighting installed
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy07.jpg[/img]

    fired up
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/canopy/canopy06.jpg[/img]
  3. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    It looks real good. Can't wait to see it over the tank.
  4. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Didn't have time to upload the picks earlier. The canopy has been done for a little while, here are some picks mostly from this morning.

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/FTS01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/FTSactinic01.jpg[/img]

    from Charles via the mars swap
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/LE_flower_petal_monti.jpg[/img]

    from me/dbtc
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/acan_orange01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/anemone01.jpg[/img]

    Monti from Bryan and birdsnest from the mars swap
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/birdsnest.jpg[/img]

    from Sam via mars swap
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/favia_green.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/hammer01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/paly_blue01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/paly_green01.jpg[/img]

    from mars swap
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/pulsingxenia.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/rodactisyuma.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/rts01.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/zoas01.jpg[/img]

    tail spot blennie
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/tailspotblennie02.jpg[/img]

    twin spot gobie
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/wlt501/Levi%20III%2029g/tankshots/twinspotgobie03.jpg[/img]
  5. iani

    iani Guest

    Levi, how many frags did your son end up with from the swap? haha

    Very nice, I see everything got mounted. Those lights should be enough to keep just about anything. I don't think sps will be a problem at all.
  6. Elite

    Elite Guest

    very nice man.. I like your rbta.. I think I need to get one for my 40G. I love anemone.
  7. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=iani link=topic=5054.msg67672#msg67672 date=1228710118]
    Levi, how many frags did your son end up with from the swap? haha

    Very nice, I see everything got mounted. Those lights should be enough to keep just about anything. I don't think sps will be a problem at all.[/quote]
    :) I only ended up with .... 3 in my tank and I think he ended up with ....about 9 or so? We had a blast and enjoyed hanging out with everyone that made it.
  8. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    I think we had more fun filling up the cooler with frags than anything else - lol :D
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    So that's where everyone's frags went? Go pick something, then sneak it into Levi's cooler? :D
  10. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    :) I managed to drag him out before the free for all, that would have been ugly :D
  11. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Nice tank, Levi III. And cool tail spot blennie.
  12. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    Nice, tank..looks like you got some nice peices from the swap. :)
  13. earthboy17

    earthboy17 Guest

    What's up fellas!?

    Levi^3, way to go man! You've come a long way! Jeremy is right, it won't be too long before you dominate the Jean household (jeans... Levi.... nevermind).

    Do you think it was a little quick to drop an anemone in there? People usually say they need established tanks...but then what do I know? I don't bring that up to criticize, but to ask the thought process, or if I'm banking on something I read in a 30-year-old book. Happily, I guess it's a moot point b/c it looks like it is doing well.

    Regardless, looks great! Good job!
  14. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I think his tank has been set up long enough. If it was set up in November, then it has been about six months. If all the water parameters are stable, then it should be fine. I personally the the anemone will be fine. My tank has been set up four months and my anemones are completely fine so far.

    BTW, I love your RBTA! Very nice color and beautifully bubbled tips! ;)
  15. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Where did you get your tailspot blenny?
  16. earthboy17

    earthboy17 Guest

    Ha ha ha, VERY nice Levi tre!

    I was over at his house...er, at Levi's house... and saw the tank. It looks GREAT!
    I told him to go take pictures of it, post one of his anemone, along with the title "I told you so Tommy!"
    So he wasn't being punk-ish there in that photo caption.
    Ha ha ha, nice job bud.

    But dude, only one shot? Your tank is looking GREAT. Give us some more pics. (And stop holding out for that new camera! Take pics now, and then more pics when you get a new camera!)

    Great job on this tank!

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