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In trying to get this set up quickly, I missed the opportunity to take many more pics of this build but happy with results.
Dont worry- the 135g was taken down - I have no room for a bunch of tanks. . LOL
To fill those who follow me in- My house in Florida suffered some damage from recent Florida Hurricane. While not extensive, I cannot move in until roof properly repaired and entire floor replaced. I could not get down there right away to assess, and was able to talk to a repair person from the area once i arrived.
Problem is, I am now on a waiting list- Everyone is on a waiting list and he cannot get to me for a couple of months. I had no intention of taking the 135g down there (which is now for sale). So, I figured get rid of it before I get new move estimates and set the 400g and assure no leaks or surprises and since it will be 3 or more months- hopefully less- and Run the tank.

So I had the tank shipped up to me and here is what FedEx freight managed to do:

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Studs were missing, plumbing busted and as you can see- Forklift damage and structural damage !!


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So, time to measure up, Went to Home depot , got materials and time to get to work

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lets get livestock out of the tubs and into tank once i did leak check


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repairs done

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happy engineer goby"


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Will be posting more pics. Im finishing tank fill today and get sump, skimmer, etc running and allowing tank to fully clear up
 

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That sucks to hear about your new home - hope you're able to get everything remedied/repaired without too much more hassle. Man, that's a double-blow having the stand delivered damaged. Are you going to re-ship it to Florida once the dust settles or opt for a new tank instead?

Seeing your picture of that engineer goby makes me just ecstatic that I looked up how large they grow first... Best of luck with everything! :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
 
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That sucks to hear about your new home - hope you're able to get everything remedied/repaired without too much more hassle. Man, that's a double-blow having the stand delivered damaged. Are you going to re-ship it to Florida once the dust settles or opt for a new tank instead?

Seeing your picture of that engineer goby makes me just ecstatic that I looked up how large they grow first... Best of luck with everything! :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
Thank you for kind words. I was the lucky one- both neighbors got it bad
GF and daughter are sort of glad I havent left yet. 400g is coming but this time with ME. No one is trusted to take it after this episode. I repaired everything in 2 days and tank is filled, running and everything transferred
 

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Thank you for kind words. I was the lucky one- both neighbors got it bad
GF and daughter are sort of glad I havent left yet. 400g is coming but this time with ME. No one is trusted to take it after this episode. I repaired everything in 2 days and tank is filled, running and everything transferred
Here's hoping you filled your hurricane card and are now "storm free" for the foreseeable future. I heard that - moving sucks. Hopefully FedEx reimbursed you something at least?
 
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Sorry to hear about the damage. That tank is going to epic when you're done :)
Its looking great. Had my apex offline 4 days and the outlets not producing any power ?? All lights are on but I have to hang lights yet and will troubleshoot thereafter.
 
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Here's hoping you filled your hurricane card and are now "storm free" for the foreseeable future. I heard that - moving sucks. Hopefully FedEx reimbursed you something at least?
I had GOOD insurance on it- As I told daughter - when im done with them, it'll be a Merry Xmas.
 
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Man this is brutal! At least you are safe, but ugh..GL with things moving forward, as I am sure it will work out for the best.
Its always works out. Great thing about God on your side and many friends and skills
 

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In trying to get this set up quickly, I missed the opportunity to take many more pics of this build but happy with results.
Dont worry- the 135g was taken down - I have no room for a bunch of tanks. . LOL
To fill those who follow me in- My house in Florida suffered some damage from recent Florida Hurricane. While not extensive, I cannot move in until roof properly repaired and entire floor replaced. I could not get down there right away to assess, and was able to talk to a repair person from the area once i arrived.
Problem is, I am now on a waiting list- Everyone is on a waiting list and he cannot get to me for a couple of months. I had no intention of taking the 135g down there (which is now for sale). So, I figured get rid of it before I get new move estimates and set the 400g and assure no leaks or surprises and since it will be 3 or more months- hopefully less- and Run the tank.

So I had the tank shipped up to me and here is what FedEx freight managed to do:

1670176127477.png
1670176144157.png
1670176165913.png
1670176185014.png


Studs were missing, plumbing busted and as you can see- Forklift damage and structural damage !!

1670176279425.png
1670176360475.png


So, time to measure up, Went to Home depot , got materials and time to get to work

1670176393972.png
1670176427469.png
1670176489609.png
1670176513413.png


lets get livestock out of the tubs and into tank once i did leak check

1670176574393.png
1670176590077.png
1670176610145.png
1670176644728.png
1670176666863.png
1670176691922.png


repairs done

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happy engineer goby"

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So the fedex truck drove through the hurricane on the way to deliver it to you?
 
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So the fedex truck drove through the hurricane on the way to deliver it to you?
Tank arrived this past Wednesday- nothing to do with hurricane- made no sense to have it at other house
 
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Everything running smooth and I have repairs done and now oiled the wood work. Turned out nice- Hard to believe it was all damaged a couple of days ago.

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