The "Legend" of TubeRider's Looong Journey.

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  1. krittertanks

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    Don't have any experience w piano hinges n salt, but Im always looking to try diff things??
    The hinges are aluminum and anodized though, didn't prime and paint them though.
     
  2. krittertanks

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    Off to Emerald Hills; the thing was rotting at the Kritter Cavern.
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    Jeff mounted the Reef Brite LED's I'm convinced they have 3 led's per inch but he say's its one.
    Im not gonna argue! :p It's hard to tell w the reflection. They were mounted with hardwood and epoxy. Screw holes placed in a few rows to allow for staggering later of light is uneven.
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  3. krittertanks

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    Lord Helmet has been tortured =)- Thanks to the toiling and spoiling of my crew, we came to the conclusion that tapping aluminum was not the best course of action! A decision was made to dump the tap n screw process and outsource the alumaforging to someone else.

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    Thanks to Jesse at Rustworks in San Carlos we have made some progress!
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  4. JAR

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    If you can keep the salt spray away you should be OK.
    Piano Hinges have so much surface area that when they start to corrode they get very sticky.
    all aluminum is probably the best.
     
  5. LordHelmet

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    didn't that guy want water in it last Christmas? :)
     
  6. tuberider

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    Who says it doesn't have water in it?
     
  7. LordHelmet

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    I trust your skills Jeremy. If I had been better at getting that hood together with Gen instead of whining it might have been sooner :)
     
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    Jeff is doing the bulk of the work actually, he's got skills I must say.
     
  9. sfsuphysics

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    So who was the brain child behind this tank? While this tank isn't super huge or wide, the fact that it's this nice sleek design makes it quite nice. Did the owner just say "I want a tank in that space, make it happen"
     
  10. krittertanks

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    naw He's an engineer turned finance guy. He knew what he wanted and had alot of creative ideas =) WE had to pick through them and figure out what to do, Tubey's crew.
     
  11. GreshamH

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    I've seen (in person) a nice 10 x 5 rimless acrylic with SS for the braces . Super sweet tank.

    http://reefbuilders.com/2010/10/12/rocky-mountain-reef-tank-twoyear-anniversary-update/
     
  12. GreshamH

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    Well you all did an amazing job I must say!
     
  13. krittertanks

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    I've seen (in person) a nice 10 x 5 rimless acrylic with SS for the braces . Super sweet tank.

    http://reefbuilders.com/2010/10/12/rocky-mountain-reef-tank-twoyear-anniversary-update/[/quote]

    Cool Ill have to do more research on that one, although I guess there's no updates. Any pictures of the SS braces? Looking at everyone else's stuff is quite interesting for me.
     
  14. krittertanks

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    Tubey's dilemna in reality. A secret discussion must have been had for I had nothing to do with the outcome. Jeff and Tubey's plight for a cross flow pattern/ and rotation.
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    The outlets skillfully crafted by Jeff.
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    Side View
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    Not sure of the brand, but these cool propeller things are great. A true evolution of the hobby! ... N copied buy many.
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    Very nice, Gen & Jeremy looks like they did a real bang up job on that tank.
     
  18. LeviT

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    Impressive! Looks great!
     
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    Most excellent!
     
  20. houser

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    Wow, very nice hood on that one!
    I believe every tank, no matter how insane looking, should have an old-school thermometer. Tell me it's still there?
     

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