DUKE62 NEW 180 UPGRADE BUILD :o

duke62

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Yes plumbing is going in the basement. I am going to set the tank up on the raw frame get the tank running then finish the build in place.
 

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One thing though? I was thinking of using a 2x4 bottom plate for under the legs. Do you think it will be fine or will it crush under the weight? Or should i marry 2 together?
 

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Lol how is it any different than all the other electrical we put under our tanks AND in water! If its on a GFI circuit it should be protected from any mishaps.
 

strgazr27

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Come on strgazer do ya really think I'm putting a heater under my tank LOL it's purely for looks. :)
Actually yeah I did wonder. Sounds like it may look nice when completed but I would worry about salt water issues while cleaning the tank or doing general maintenance. Water gets everywhere and I wonder if it would create an issue on the fireplaces finish trim. Just a thought. As far as electric issues go, we can always change the thread title to "Dukes super HOT 180 build" if we have to.



Lmao
 

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Most work will be done in the basement. If the trim gets wet and the stain starts to get messed up we will be able to fix it :) . I hope it comes out the way i see it in my head LMAO
 
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Good progress! Interesting idea about the fireplace. It will look like you're cooking your fish lol!
LOL, you could put an air pump and a bubble bar along the front so when the fireplace is on, it looks like the water is boiling! You could easily put the pump and fireplace on the same switch... :)

Personally, I think it's a great idea. I've seen pictures where they have tanks in front of real fireplaces, but the electric ones vent the heat out the front and they do not heat up on the outside. I do not think it's going to be any issue at all and I think you'd have a usable fireplace to boot.
 

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I think thats a cool idea (reef tank from hell) lol. What you could also do is tank with water, couple of fading red, orange leds, a flame like material and a small power head or a bubble bar to keep the material suspended. You could prob keep your emergency RO water there too. Just a thought.
 

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Sump is on the right and fuge will be the left tank :) Almost done. I need a pump,the plumbing and the starboard and it will be pretty much done.
 

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