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Old 05-14-2004, 04:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chapy:
Karl,
I know it has been some time since all has taken place. Would you have a final pic of the tanks and stand complete with water fish and the like?

I'm sure you have it posted some other place, but this site is like a city, no an ocean of information. Possibly a maze of threads I only have so much time to get through a minor porsion of it. Any way I love it, and would like to see your trophy.

Thanks, Chapy

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That's odd. I thought I had more current pics. I'll snap one off right now. I still have to finish the trim. I had to buy more and stain/polyeurethane it. Still need to do more coats of poly before I finish the stand off.

Pics will be up shortly.

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Old 05-14-2004, 04:55 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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End view:


Front View:


I started a photo album for the construction. Larger pics can be found there. Whcih is here.

I still have to finish up the trimand get teh handles on. You get teh basic idea from these pics though. All the screws will be covered by trim.

In the end, it turned out nice. I think in hindsight I should have just used saded plywould and painted it ith latex paint. That's probably the best way to go to get a nice looking stand/canopy and save money at the same time.

Anyways....

If anyone wants to see pics of the lighting just let me know. I'll do that in the future, but a kick in the pants would help get it up in an hour

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Old 05-14-2004, 05:15 PM   #63 (permalink)
 
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The previous pics are full sizwe. Not sure why. I'll fix this later upon request.

LIGHTING:

This is the front view of hte canopy lighting when everything is closed up. I only have to take off the front piece for feeding.



Took the ront panel off. I usually just toss it on top as it is for feeding the fish.



This is an image where the front set of lights is flipped out of the way. This is basically all I need to do for maintenance.



This is an image of the fron to lighting panels fipped up. I had to do the by-fold style design due to the low ceiling clearence. In this pic, there is about 4 inches between the ceiling and lighting. Worked out nicely. Due to the tank being so high, i also painted the plywood black so you can't see it if looking up into the aquarium. As it turns out, the aquarium height doesn't have any bad effects with "lights in the eyes" as I worried about at first.



The back most lights. I never open this panel except to take pics

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I will go back and fix image sizes. Not sure why the large image is being shown?

UPDATE: Images fixed.
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Old 05-15-2004, 04:58 AM   #65 (permalink)
 
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Karl,
Thanks for the pics it all looks great wish I had the tools for my hood I probably will have my brother in law in Mich build it.

You know I laugh at myself I relised I posted my last comments under the impression that it has been since April of last year, that you had posted your last pics. Then da I realised I was reading your registration date. Don't I feel silly. Great work and thanks for sharing your efforts with us. BTW awsome growth man I wish I could get my plants to look like that.
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Old 09-18-2004, 03:38 AM   #66 (permalink)
 
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It's officiial. I'm selling it all off!

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...ums&1096740273

$1500/obo

I will deliver up to 100 miles from Centerbrrook, CT, (basically the middle of the state). PM me via this forum or through aquabid if interested.

Karl


The trim still isn't complete, but more has been done since the last pic post.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:16 PM   #67 (permalink)
 
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After all that, now your going to sell it? What happened?
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