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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:39 am

Tat's basically done! Although it's going to look alot better when its properly lit. Loving how it came out, this eggcrate stuff is amazing. Of course the crabs are already hard at work trying to tear it all down lol. I might have to add a little support column in the right hand corner. Also looks like my placement of the wheel was off by an inch or two unfortunately :/ that kinda stinks bc I attached it to the back board w zip ties so it cant be moved. I'll have to put a rock under it or something. ImageImageImage

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:34 pm

That looks amazing. I love that 'lap level' you have going around the tank. Always wanted to do one, but never actually got around to it. Looks amazing in your setup!

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:42 pm

Looking awesome! I keep forgetting to ask, what is the mesh you're using in your salt/fresh pools? I like that it bends easy and over the bowls. Craft/crabby mesh can't do that.

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:Looking awesome! I keep forgetting to ask, what is the mesh you're using in your salt/fresh pools? I like that it bends easy and over the bowls. Craft/crabby mesh can't do that. Image

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This is this mesh that they use for gutters? I found it one time when I was wandering around home depot trying in vain to find egg crate

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:That looks amazing. I love that 'lap level' you have going around the tank. Always wanted to do one, but never actually got around to it. Looks amazing in your setup!

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Thanks aussie! I like giving them front ledge (or 'crab walk' as I like to call it!) as a way of capitalizing on space they otherwise wouldnt be able to use. Plus my crabs used to like to sit up there looking out sometimes in my old tat. I'm pretty happy overall with how this turned out, the ledges didnt all end up in exactly the places I wanted them to be but everything still looks great. Since it's all zip tied in underneath the burlap that I zip tied over the egg crate I really cant go back and change the placement unfortunately. I finally got it top lit and it looks even better.

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:43 pm

Couple more now that I have it lit properly ImageImage

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:This is this mesh that they use for gutters? I found it one time when I was wandering around home depot trying in vain to find egg crate

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Ok thanks! I'll have to check out my Home Depot and see if they have it.

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:53 am

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 pm
This is this mesh that they use for gutters? I found it one time when I was wandering around home depot trying in vain to find egg crate

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I looked on line at Home Depot for gutter mesh and what they have doesn't look flexible.
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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:26 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
I looked on line at Home Depot for gutter mesh and what they have doesn't look flexible.
Its probably something ud want to check out in person. I dont know if I would have guessed this stuff would be flexible by looking at it. The really nice thing about this mesh is that it's flexible but still very stiff, much more so than craft mesh. It makes sturdier ramps.

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:36 pm

Very nice! :)
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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:39 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
I looked on line at Home Depot for gutter mesh and what they have doesn't look flexible.
I found it, it's this stuff



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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:44 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:I found it, it's this stuff



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Awesome, thank u! I'm going to look for it next time I'm out. It would work better in my pools since it's flexible.

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:57 pm

Wow! I love your tank! You did a great job!

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:49 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:Wow! I love your tank! You did a great job!
Thanks riniky, theres still a couple of decorating details I plan on tweaking but im really happy with it!

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Re: Tank Build Diary

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:59 pm

Everyone's really enjoying the second level.Image

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