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Old 11-12-2013, 04:46 PM
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Fortunato's 150G Marineland Cube

Hey guys, so I figured this would be a good time to start a tank thread even though I have not gotten anywhere with the setup aside from actually getting the tank, stand and canopy. I have a 150G Marineland Cube. I am downgrading from a standard 210G AGA simply because I would like to finally have the tank in the living room rather than in an ugly unfinished basement where no one, except me, gets to enjoy all the hard work I put into it.

I found a great spot for it where it will definitely become a center of attention for anyone that walks in the house. I'll try to post pictures tongiht. I decided to reinforced the factory stand with some 2X4s and most likely rebuild the canopy since the factory one is a bit thin in terms of trying to fit an led fixture at a proper heigth without it showing from the top.

One thing that has become a challenge is, finding a way to properly level it given the way the factory stand is built. Any ideas?
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:14 PM
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FINALLY!!! Congrats '4-2' ... Can't wait to see it set up!
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:23 PM
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Nice. Can't wait to see some pics.
Shims should help with leveling.
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If its an original marineland stand it's probably solid on the bottom, like 5/8" plywood but it did not stop me from using shingles shims.

Do a dry measurement, this way you can mark with a pencil exactly where you need to cut, you remove, cut, and reinstall.

If what you are concern about is whether you wrap entire bottom with shims or not, you can...or you can just add shims on the corners and centers.
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great u finally found what u was looking for ............following along
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:53 PM
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tagging along as well... good luck with the build. I'd go with shims as well
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:57 PM
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interested to see what you do with yours, mine just went through a major overhaul...someday ill get around to a thread myself
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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There it is for now, empty but it will get there. Thinking of repainting the stand first while I'm at it and like I mentioned, I need to build that new canopy as well
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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tank looks awesome but looks like its going to suck to service it or do a water change
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tank looks awesome but looks like its going to suck to service it or do a water change
Nah filters and sump will be in the basement so it will just be a matter of getting inside the tank that will kinda suck but it's worth having it where it is.
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