Kool Reef DIY 687 picture heavy

Discussion in 'Monster Tanks 400g+' started by joekool, Nov 6, 2017.

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  1. Yes

    45.9%
  2. No

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  3. The old stand wasn't so why should I paint this one.

    2.4%
  4. It would be cool.

    8.2%
  5. It's going to be covered so why.

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  6. Come on dude just paint it.

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  7. You would be water proofing it.

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  8. You have so many other things to do.

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  9. Not worth the time.

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  10. You know for a clownfish he's not very funny.

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  11. keep friends close, keep anenomes closer.

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  12. Blue fish going crazy in your tank must be a: Damsel in Distress!

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  1. chefjpaul

    chefjpaul Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I could sleep in there. Totally awesome!
     
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  2. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Did you see the pictures were I was sitting down inside it. Ya that was fun. Guess you have to be a reef geek to enjoy that lol.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Total water volume = 662 gallons wow I’m cool with that.

    Thread title edit boom!
     
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  4. Clayton Jessup

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    That is so much flippin water !!! 662 gallons !!! Wow ;)
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Just a couple gallons. If I had no limits on money and space I would have a few thousand gallons. Well and buy my wife stuff of equal value lol.
     
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    Agreed with buying the wife items of equal valve! I think ur off to a good size system !
     
  7. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yes going from a 210 I had to at least double the display size and of course if I could have the biggest sump possible than why not. I really wanted two more feet in length but I had the 6 foot glass. Should make me happy for awhile lol. Next tank after this will need a fish room behind it.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Fixing the cracks with this. I know the epoxy sticks to it because I used it on the overflow box.
    It's Cyanocrylate.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I use this stuff t0 bond wood together and yes I know it's reef safe so I'm not too worried about it it's stronger than the epoxy on the seams so I'm going to repair the seams were they cracked add the wood supports in the stand screw everything together and water tested again before I bring it in house.

    It’s super.....super glue
     
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  11. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Just keep up the great work! :)
     
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  14. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks I'll try.
     
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  15. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Finished painting the stand. Good enough. 20180104_120814.jpg
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I made a light holder for the refugium part of the sump. I used some PVC panel and cut out the light shape minus a half inch then used a 3/8 notch router bit and cut out a spot for it to sit in. The light is a old 155e reef radiance I had lying around. I think It will have enough light for the chateo. Hehe.

    What you think about that!
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    Don't leave your arm under that for to long, you'll get a tan! ;)
     
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    Thanks for the shoutout! Enjoying watching this build. I just can't wait to see it finished!
     
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    Buy her a sandwich maker give her a break lol
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I do all the cooking so that wouldn't work lol.
     

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