Ashburn’s not so frugal 90g

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  1. ashburn2k

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    So here it is. Upgrading from a 55g long and it’s going to be interesting.

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    Can wait to see the outcome
     
  3. ashburn2k

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    Other than this top part built, and water test passed.

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  4. ashburn2k

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    Going to overbuild the stand just like my frag tank’s stand. 55g’s MDF stand makes me nervous since day one.


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    Almost done

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    I know it's not done but another cross brace or two on bottom to help support a sump is smart. Looking good so far!
     
  7. ashburn2k

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    Sump will be on the floor,otherwise I’d add cross brace


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    Looks solid. Are you going to skin it?


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  9. ashburn2k

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    Nope, it’s going to be in the garage, so I pretty much do not care for the appearance. Will only cover the front with a piece of plywood with Velcro and paint the stand black.


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  10. Coral reefer

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    That could be good in summer as concrete will stay cooler, but not ideal for winter as you will waste a lot of heat!
    If at least put a rubber mat under the sump or something
     
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    Pretty nice build you got there; just a suggestion, the inside corners posts, I'd ditch them, you have more than enough support with the 2x's
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I’m putting a plywood under the sump.


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    So I found out that I had to be away for a few days starting Monday and with wife and kids gone before me, I speed up the build and fast forward a little bit, and yes I suck at documenting my process.

    This is the beast, almost twice of my old tank, excuse me the wire mess and the led stand is still drying up from the paint.

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    And overall shot of two tanks

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    Any little bump or quake can offset those lights and into the tank. I'll wire them up just in case. Especially with current earth quakes like weather we having.
     
  15. Coral reefer

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    Earthquake weather? Is that a thing or just a joke?
     
  16. Wlachnit

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    Everyone knows that's a thing...
     
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    [​IMG]

    For piece of mind I would of done something like this for temp lights especially if I'm gone for a few days.
     
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    Yep, I have the led stand build, just that paint is not dried yet.


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    Led stand in place!

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    And earthquake weather proof

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    Looks good
     
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