My 170 Gal. Tank!

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chuckfriedrice
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My 170 Gal. Tank!

Post by chuckfriedrice » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:54 pm

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On my way now ! Hopefully I can get a tank in the next week or so !
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by stangd1909 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:14 am

Cool, this will be fun to watch! I love tank builds!

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chuckfriedrice
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:49 pm

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Well I answered an ad on Cl for a 150g tank ! Picture seemed decent enough about 30 mins away , When i get there there a 6ft Bow front ( with overflow built in on each corner ) with stand along with marineland filter , garbage bag of bioballs ,light fixture, ultility pump and assorted other junk ! Heavy as you know what ! All for $250 ! After inspecting for cracks or damage, (Trying to keep from grinning from ear to ear ) I give her the money ! Can only fit the tank in my suv so the lady tells me she will let me comeback tomorrow for the stand .( When I get homeI put the beast in the garage , measure it and come to find out its more like a 170 gal .! Im a little teary eyed at the moment!
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by stangd1909 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:49 am

Friggen awesome man....congrats!

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Re: New tank Build !

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Thats awesome man. Always awesome to get a bigger tank then your thinking your going to get
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:51 pm

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Turns out the tank measurements are 72 x 24 x 24 ! Only had to drive to Loxahatchee to get it to ! Im all hyped up , Cant wait to clean up and restain the stand,then Ill have to hit the tank . Its still got a pretty clean seal on all the edges , Hopefully no leaks ! Gonna do everything in the garage . Then trick my brother into coming over and helping me move the tank in the house when its ready ! LOL
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by Black Widow » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:06 pm

This looks nice well done mate

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Re: New tank Build !

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:04 pm

Is that 24 at the middle or sides?
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:56 pm

Its 24 in the middle 19 on the sides
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Completely took apart the stand , Its smelled old and would of took forever to sand the planks and I do wanna support it with 4x4s ! The 1 x4 all the way around it kinda freak me out with all the weight! !
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:16 pm

talk about ambitious lol
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:39 pm

Its really not as hard as you might think! Thats why I kept the rim pieces ! Alot harder to remake them ! My 75g stand I made myself , I made that one long enough to support the 75g tank and my 10g hospital tank! But I used 2x4s on that one ! This I wanted peace of mind and went with 6 4x4s . 1 at each corner and 2 in the middle ( 1 front 1 back ) . My wife likes it it keeps me busy an out of her hair ! LOL
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Re: New tank Build !

Post by stangd1909 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:40 pm

I think your doing it the right way. I did the same thing to my stand (tore it apart), I also put a few extra supports in.

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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:53 pm

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Re: New tank Build !

Post by chuckfriedrice » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:29 pm

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As of 7/19
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