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Old 05-22-2013, 11:24 PM
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DUKE62 NEW 180 UPGRADE BUILD :o

So picked up my new 180 yesterday and this will be a very long upgrade so look out Tony i may beat you for longest build LMAO. So far all i have is the tank Its sitting in my garage looking pretty sad LOL. I will be using most of my old equipment from my old setup since i over sized everything in my old setup. Im thinking the only things i will need is 80lbs of rock,1 more AI sol blue,a external pump,2 40 breeders and another heater and that should get it up and running. Of course there will be extras i will need but that will come as it comes. Im still un-decided on how to set it up. I am most likely going to do a basement sump setup. As for the stand,since its not going in a big room i was thinking of doing the stand steel so i can make the bottom wide open as to not look cluttered in my man cave. Thinking 4 legs and skin it all with finished wood. Not sure if i should do it with I beams or tube steal. I think I beams will be stronger so i can use only 4 legs what do you think? As for the piping it will be strapped inside either the I beam and covered with the wood skin or if i use tube steel it will be put inside the tube steel itself. Looking for ideas guys and gals
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:27 PM
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Congrats! What dimension 180 did you end up with?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:31 PM
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OMG!
my dream tank!

How much is a 180 empty ?
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Wow lets get it done brotha!!! Let me know if u need help with anything
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:21 AM
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I need help figuring out hw to make this stand LOL. Still thinking steel but not sure what type and how thick f a gauge i should use
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:30 AM
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good luck duke cant wait to see you get started.
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Go with wood , much much cheaper and you don't have to weld anything or pay out the nose to have it welded .
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I wont be able to make it where there is only 4 legs using wood.I want it to look open. The prices arent to bad for steel just looked it up. 3X3 tube steel 6 ft is 25 bucks and 3X3 I beam 6ft is about the same

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:02 AM
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Are you putting the 180 where the 92 is??
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