:sgrin:Im also jumping on this tank thread.. Wishing you the best.. And any ? Just ask.
Thanks Ken! Now i just need a tank so i can put some :goldfish2:goldfish2 in there. But the tank build is like a :turtle: walking. Feels like forever. Two more weeks :bablefishStand looks good sam
Barrie - i'm scare it'll fall down with my poor carpentry skill. I rather over build than under build. That's just part of the skin, it's not an actual post. I can cut it out but, the two door would look weired, and if i make it one door, it's way too big so i decided to go with two door for the look. And a posted will be put right behind the middle divider. I still have plenty of room to access the sump.Curious, is the center support on the stand removeable so you can access the sump?
Why not just leave that part out and make the doors all one piece. You could still do that after.
Dude, it's about time you fill your tank.....lol!!!! Been waiting for a long long time already. get it going, fill it with water and lots and lots of coral! :biggrinpa. I want to see some pics of that tank filled with corals and fishesYeah thats the pita part..lol i should have mine wet by this weekend my self doing the plumbing on sat.
Barrie, i can easily fit a 40 gallon sump under the stand (pic below), so space is not an issue for me. Or i might even put the sump behind the wall, if i get approval :scratch: to put several holes in the wall so it's less restrictive compare to under the stand. Not sure what jack studs, and i'm feeling a little lazy on reworking the stand after all these work as i don't get that much time to work on it these days.I'm wondering how you will get a worthy sump in the stand with the support there. Or will it be somewhere else?
You could put some jack studs on each end to add extra support. You can go that distance without a center support. And for the aesthetics of the doors, you could just make them look like they are two doors.
Thanks dude! It's been a long while, and I can't wait to get a tank back. Been starring at that stand for weeks w/o a tank. This really sucks!!! :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:o boy ..hes back......how ya bin sam.....see you wasted no time building a stand again...lol....good luck ....will be watching your build......
Tom, i sleep better at night with an over build stand....hahaha! Anything happen, like leak, tank come tumble down.....i'll be sleeping on the couch, and i don't have the most confortable couch :tongue1:Sam, that's alot of rock!!! You sure you want that much in the tank?? haha.. You wont have much room for corals...
I think you overbuild your stand already..
rcharliesam - thanks for the look out, i appreciate the feedback. Since i wasn't rushing, actually i can't rush, i don't have a freaking tank. The rock is been cure in salt water for a month already i think. I'm hoping it all leach out. That's a cool picture....lol, with all the foam. I'll check with another pukani rock user and see if he still have leach, i think he cure his rock for 2 month in saltwater.Is that pukani rock from BRS? If so, you may want to cook it in some muriatic acid (if you didn't have plans to do so already)... that stuff is really dirty and people have had problems with it leaching phosphates.
If you look in my thread, the second picture down shows what was coming off of 10 lbs of rock mixed with water and muriatic acid.
Sorry for the hijack, nice build btw.