Jason's 370G Tank

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Jason McKenzie, Mar 31, 2006.

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well the tank arrived March 30th.
    So I thought now would be the time to start my thread on the construction of this beast.
    I will try to document each step of my progress in during this set up. My goal is to have my the tank up and running by mid June.

    So I'll start with the room. it was an "L" shaped den and I have taken over the "L" part. Fortunate the laundry room is right next to it. Great water and drain access.
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    you will also notice I have removed a lot of the crappy laminate floor.
    I also needed to level the concrete underneath.

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    angle from the laundry room

    I then tiled what will be the front of the tank
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    The stand was build from plans from a fellow reefer. TomR. Out of 2x4 and 2x6. Hey did you know 2x4s aren't actually 2inches wide. Who the hell came up with that.
    here it is painted
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    OK so it was tank day. And you all want to see the tank
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    The gang from Hidden Reef who delivered the tank were amazing. Mike the owner, Dan the muscles and logistics, and Marc the driller and overflow builder. John AKA Willow was also a great help getting the tank in the house. Showing up just in time to ensure it was all perfect was Ivy and Callum. With there reassurances all was good.:)
    It actually was a lot less painful than first anticipated. Once we decided to use a dolly C brought from work.. Thanks again all, I own you big time
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    This is the point we realized this thing isn't light. Fortunately we stole a dolly from work and were able to slip it over the tank.
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    And here it is getting it's first cleaning
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    The Tank looks great Hidden Reef did a great job. Marc drilled all the holes in the thing and it was an amazing job.
    So next will be to pretty up the stand and build a false wall.

    J
     
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    O MAN! that looks awsome! Im getting the Tank Envy now :p
     
  4. christyf5

    christyf5 Astrea Snail

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    Dang, is there a "jealousy" smiley on this thing? :tongue4:

    Can't wait to see more pics!! :thumb_up:
     
  5. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Are you guys wearing winter jackets??
    Weather Today: Mostly sunny, with a high around 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
    It's ok, because your tank is bigger than mine :)
    Enjoy! I know you are ;)

    Jim
     
  6. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    *sigh* someday maybe I can afford a beast like that. It would be freakin awesome! Well I cant wait to see how this thing progresses.
     
  7. Michaelr5

    Michaelr5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Great looking tank!! :first:

    Well here you go, from a carpenter's son. Originally 2x4's were 2 x 4 inches. They were cut wet at 2x4 and then kiln dried which shrank them to 1 7/8 x 3 3/4. Different woods shrank at different rates so to standardize, the industry decided to cut after drying and cut to today's 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 dimension.

    I like this one :tongue3:

    Have fun Jason!!;D
     
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  9. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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    dude that thing makes the 150 i am prepping to start look like a nano. beautiful man cant wait to see it loaded;D
     
  10. GINNY

    GINNY Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    looks good cant wait till u have it up and running ! lots and lots of pics
     
  11. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    Very nice Jason.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. Chaloupa

    Chaloupa Plankton

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    Very nice Jason...sent you a PM regarding your overflow...