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Not yet, they sent me a e document for the freight shipping so I would guess this coming week.
 
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I have to say Jason Fox is on point. They had this huge live sale and shipped out already. What I didn't expect is the care in packaging. Here are some pics. Anytime acros have PE in bag you know they are doing something right.

Really impressive @jfox !

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I have to say Jason Fox is on point. They had this huge live sale and shipped out already. What I didn't expect is the care in packaging. Here are some pics. Anytime acros have PE in bag you know they are doing something right.

Really impressive @jfox !

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Cant wait to see these all out in your tank.
 
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Tank is being delivered today. I am always interested how the freight company will deliver it, with the bigger miracles tanks I had to pick them up with a truck from the local depot, so home delivery is nice. I have not quite decided how I am going to do the transfer but that will be several days or longer. I want to get starboard silicone and use some epoxy to put a couple frag plugs on the back glass. Might as well do it dry, makes everything easier. I suppose might as well order a lid too while I am at it and have the dimensions. Not sure who to order from, I really like black netting, but BRS isn't selling it yet. My artfully acrylic lids are nice for the other tanks so I might do the same thing.
 
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Tank is being delivered today. I am always interested how the freight company will deliver it, with the bigger miracles tanks I had to pick them up with a truck from the local depot, so home delivery is nice. I have not quite decided how I am going to do the transfer but that will be several days or longer. I want to get starboard silicone and use some epoxy to put a couple frag plugs on the back glass. Might as well do it dry, makes everything easier. I suppose might as well order a lid too while I am at it and have the dimensions. Not sure who to order from, I really like black netting, but BRS isn't selling it yet. My artfully acrylic lids are nice for the other tanks so I might do the same thing.
That’s so exciting!!!!!
 
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Delivery truck!

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Brought it in beside the garage, that dude was a pro, very nice.
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Well packaged. The tank is amazing and the glass overflow and lid look great.

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That glass sump is tight! I will not be using it so to store or sell?
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The stand is great, instructions are horrible!!

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Figured I would take the time now to trim the starboard for the overflow with new table saw. I'm no pro but it's ok. I did trim it to have a bit of a gap just in case it swells. It shouldn't, but last thing I want is to pop a seam. Put silicone and Mr stickies epoxy on bottom.

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Whew. Long afternoon of assembly and cleanup.

Just got it in the house. Not it's final location of course. Need to brainstorm the plumbing and how to make the switch.
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Whew. Long afternoon of assembly and cleanup.

Just got it in the house. Not it's final location of course. Need to brainstorm the plumbing and how to make the switch.
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Looking good! What about keeping the old one running and turning it into a rock nem tank?
 
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Hmmmm. Interesting idea. I am trying to not add more tanks! But for the transfer I can. Un hook from sump and pull it away because it's small but keep it running. That might work!
 
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Looking at it today, I just love the stand. It's quite a bit taller than I am used to, but how the doors tuck flush with the front glass, it's pretty cool. I am happy with this choice. Now plumbing will be interesting since I have only one drain drilled to the sump and don't want to drill another. The drain is smaller than 1" being metric so it flat out might not flow enough and I might need to add the second line.
 

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Looking at it today, I just love the stand. It's quite a bit taller than I am used to, but how the doors tuck flush with the front glass, it's pretty cool. I am happy with this choice. Now plumbing will be interesting since I have only one drain drilled to the sump and don't want to drill another. The drain is smaller than 1" being metric so it flat out might not flow enough and I might need to add the second line.
These style stands are my favorite, very ADA like.

For those not familiar with ADA “Aqua Design Amano” started building rimless tanks with modern looking stand like this in the 90’s for high tech freshwater planted tanks and I have been in love since the first time I’ve seen them.

https://www.adana.co.jp/en/contents/products/na_tank/index.html
 
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Getting things ready and measuring...


The orphek with kessil mounts has 9" spacing.


Waterbox cutout is 10" so I don't have anything to mount it to!

But the bottom rail does have a ledge so I measured out and out one clamp with the PVC, then put the orpheks on temp to secure the distance (yay for me to remember put gorilla tape on the metal so it didn't scratch), then secure with a second set.

1st set to give rough spacing:

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Gorilla tape to not scratch. I will eventually use double sided adhesive.
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And here it is all secure. I might try adding a side pipe clamp as it's quite close to the edge and it might work, but even if not this will do! Now put light back on other tank while get the rest sorted out.
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Getting things ready and measuring...


The orphek with kessil mounts has 9" spacing.


Waterbox cutout is 10" so I don't have anything to mount it to!

But the bottom rail does have a ledge so I measured out and out one clamp with the PVC, then put the orpheks on temp to secure the distance (yay for me to remember put gorilla tape on the metal so it didn't scratch), then secure with a second set.

1st set to give rough spacing:

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Gorilla tape to not scratch. I will eventually use double sided adhesive.
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And here it is all secure. I might try adding a side pipe clamp as it's quite close to the edge and it might work, but even if not this will do! Now put light back on other tank while get the rest sorted out.
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It makes your current tank look so tiny. What are you going to do with all your new room!!!
 
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Haha. Well it's only vertical space!


Bolted couple these on. Now the orphek is rock solid!
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Getting there! Happy it's gone so smoothly. Put cardboard under the tanks to slide around. No scratches on floor even scooting the deep blue over. Plumbing thankfully seems good with the adapter too.

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