This might be a strange way to start a big tank build.........

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  1. Carz

    Carz Active Member

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    captrichc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I see a nice cherry wood stand in the very near future. Ill be subbing just for this video lol...!!!
     
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  3. Carz

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    I knew last year I was going to get a bigger tank so I started planning. I selected this tree and was going to use the wood for some of the stand and a new dining table as well. I had the wood air dry for many months and then had it dried to about 8-10% in the kiln.
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    captrichc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Are you doing some sort of live edge? I really want to do a live edge in my new in wall build.
     
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    No live edge on the tank but the dining table will be (actually already is. This was cut down last year)

    This is the table in the early stages..
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    Mastiffsrule Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That is crazy cool. Nice
     
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    Jon Fishman Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I am in the process of building now, and went live-edge. I didn’t select a tree though! If it’s anything like his sumps this is gonna be nuts! following


    My live-edge:
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    Love the wood work! My biggest pet peeve is painted wood. So definitely following!
     
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    captrichc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Wow really nice.
     
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    ebony?
     
  11. Carz

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    Thats walnut.....The ebony of the USA. And thats a fine job of epoxy. No bubbles.
     
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    captrichc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Lets see the dinner table and some pics of the sumps.. lol
     
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    Jon Fishman Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    That dining table is going to be amazing too! What sealant/stain are you going with?
     
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  14. Carz

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    I like this. Not cheap at $72 per gallon, but its a nice finish. Screen Shot 2019-06-12 at 6.36.34 PM.png
     
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    Jon Fishman Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Looking forward to seeing this!
     
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    I just finished this sump for my 75. Then the new tank idea started and i never got to use it. I am going to build a 60" sump for the new tank. IMG_3323.JPG
     
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    captrichc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Really nice sump. 3/8 acrylic?
     
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    only 1/4" on this one, but the new one will be 3/8" for sure.
     
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    Jon Fishman Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    You haven't sold that yet? Someone should buy it!
     
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    I’d buy it if shipping were an option
     
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