Andre’s Full blown 300Gallon SPS Reeftank up within a week ;-)

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    Sure will if everything goes as planned.
    Will take a while until the setup is complete but I need to get the tank up and running quick.

    Furniture and all that will be completed later.
     

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    So I picked up the stand.
    Well packed and got it home safe :)
     
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    Awesome man!
     
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    Looking like a great build.
     
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    Some call it luck, I sold it to the wife as precision ;-)

    The dang thing did barely fit into that trailer, lol.
     
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    Stand is nicely drying now ;-)
    Next thing is to cut the board for the top and the base compartment and prepare a tub type design so that leaks will be contained.

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    I am Groot?
     
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    I am Groot!!!
    I am Groot, I am Groot. I am Groot....... ;-)
     
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    To many peoples surprise, I did decide to dump the hard plumbing and do most in ultra high flex silicone hose ;-)

    That stuff is very costly in large inner diameter compared to hard PVC.

    Very different route these days. However this gives me the most benefits concerning maintenance, flexibility of equipment installation and some other reasons ;-)

    Andre
     
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    My first thought was, :eek: somebody must have called ahead to get the exact measurements of the pallet....

    Any chance it will be wet before next year?
     
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    After confirmation of the contractor that they will continue Tuesday...... no chance to get it wet this year :-(
     
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    Following, BTW is that your Mercedes in the background?
     
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    THX ;-) Will be an interesting build I promise!

    Yes, it is. But got it for a real good deal to replace my flooded Chrysler !!!
    Very happy with it so far.
     
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    It looks exactly like mine, same color too. It is a great car for sure. More importantly, looking forward to this build :)
     
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    Just unloaded the trailer......... This dang Red Oak makes me broke, lol.
    So I will work on the Stand tomorrow at least a bit to make the tub in the bottom and preparing the top plate.
     
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    Since people asking me why I'm using Xpensive Red Oak vs. cheaper plywood, the answer is the Red Oak Plywood is harder and more solid!
    Just for increased integrity. Also I made great experience with this wood becoming wet etc. with not much impact on it.
     
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    Continuing the stand ;-)
     
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    Here are some pictures of yesterdays progress ;-)
    Got the tub installed and sealed.

    Today the stand will go into the house then.
     
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    Can't wait to get this thing in ;-)
     
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