Some Changes at the shop

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  1. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

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    After we decided it was time to upgrade a few things, we chose our fish system first. We removed the old tanks and we started with a clean slate.

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    Then a GOOD friend came by with his pops to help me build a crazy one off fish system stand.

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  2. eldiablosrt8

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    Now time for some super mario style plumbing for the tanks that gen at kritter made for us
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    And my last change at the shop for this week,lol

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  3. Kensington Reefer

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    Uhhh, didn't you have a car in there at one point?! ;)
     
  4. denzil

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    Nice, I like the changes!
     
  5. FeliciaLynn

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    Looking good! I'm going to stop by today :)
     
  6. CookieJar

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    looking good!
     
  7. 650-IS350

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    Looks good lots of work. Nice arm tan line btw
     
  8. CookieJar

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    Have you considered adding a center brace? not sure about the total weight vs. span and if there could be some sagging over time. I"m not saying it's needed but I always end up overbuilding things and am used to a lot more support.
     
  9. FeliciaLynn

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    The changes look very good in person, Jess! Nice work!
     
  10. Piper

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    It's looking really good over there, Jess! I can't wait to see fish in your new system. Especially that orphaned yellow wrasse over in the other tank that needs a new home :)

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  11. eldiablosrt8

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    We couldnt do most of it without you bud, btw blaise laughed hella hard when he read this this morning
     
  12. bondolo

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    Hey, I recognize that guy! This is damn fine work!
     
  13. Piper

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    We went with 2x6s and made sure the bow was going up when we mounted them to the wall just to be safe. The top tank, if I remember correctly, was around 75 total gallons and that won't be a whole lot of weight in any one spot being dispersed over 8' like that. The bottom tank was ~125 gallons and Jess left enough room in front of the sump to put center support in down the road if it does start to sag.

    I usually overbuild too. In all reality, we probably could have gotten away with 2x4s all the way around and never had a problem. But since it was Jess' money we opted for the 2x6s :)

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  14. lattehiatus

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    Very slick! Great planning and construction, gentlemen!
     
  15. eldiablosrt8

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    Updates.......... we have added some equipment and finished 85% of the lighting for the fish system

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    We have a small shipment of fish and CUC due to arrive this week, i think this new system will allow us to better serve you guys with tank raised and captive bred fish. Hope you Enjoyed the pics......
     
  16. denzil

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    Looking good there, Jess!
     
  17. 650-IS350

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    looks nice.
     

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