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Old 09-25-2008, 06:50 PM
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Default JDigitals 10G "Hawaiian Biotope".

I'm starting my thread in hopes that my back heals in time to get to work with some of the DIY work I had originally planned on doing. So here goes.




Budget Breakdown:

Hardware:

Display Tank ..................................... Free
Mini Mag-float - $11.99 (under $15) .... Free
Sand ............................................... Free
Live Rock.......................................... Free
Overflow.......................................... . Free
10G Sump Tank................................. $16.99
Sump Baffles.................................... $5.02
AquaMedic OR2500 Return Pump......... $65.00
Hagen Glo 2x24W T5HO (used)........... $50.00
100W Heater..................................... $24.99

Livestock:

1x PomPom Crab................................ $9.95 @ JL (I paid $16.99 elsewhere)
3x Red Leg Hermit.............................. $3.87
2x Turbo Margarite Snails.................... $3.98
1x Left handed Hermit........................ $2.99
Large R/Purple Zoa frag (>15heads)..... $10.00
Large Purple Zoa frag (>15heads)........ $10.00
Large B/Orange Zoa (>15heads).......... $10.00
Large light Greean Zoa (>15heads)...... $10.00
1-2" Percula Clownfish........................ $10.45
Six-Line Wrasse................................. $12.95
Rose Bulb Anemone............................ $29.99
2 Head Frogspawn.............................. $20.00
Orange Short-tip Plate Coral................ $15.00
GSP 4"+ Frag.................................... $20.00
Pink Buttons..................................... $10.00

Total Budget Left - $47.13

Nov. 15 FTS Pic:


Dec 15 FTS Pic:
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THIS TANK IS GOING TO ROCK no.... seriously
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THIS TANK IS GOING TO ROCK no.... seriously
Oh no....
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THIS TANK IS GOING TO ROCK no.... seriously
It might not actually... not even sure if I will be able to continue in the contest.
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Rimless and Painted so far..



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Well... need to pick up a new 10G.... cracked mine today trying to drill it... Sensitive buggers!
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Cracked....




Not Cracked.

If I ever decide to drill a 10G again, someone slap me.. haha.. Such a nerve wrecking thing to do.



Now I need to decide whether or not to de-rim the new tank.. That wasn't much fun the first time either..
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looks like you changed the position of the hole? was this just for some added strenth while drilling, since it was moved closer to the wall.
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looks like you changed the position of the hole? was this just for some added strenth while drilling, since it was moved closer to the wall.
Well not really... I had originally planned on having BOTH holes that you see above.. the one I did today is for my overflow, and was positioned there for the added strength for drilling... that cracked hole last night was gonna be my return bulkhead... but I am not gonna tempt fate with 2 holes. LOL I'll just stick to running my return over the rim I guess.
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you could try to drill the other side at the back or maybe even on of the sides for the retern. ? if you crack the side you have lots of scrap to repair it from the previous tank.

Also you could put a wood block or something in so there is no pressure from the weight added to drilling.

PS what kind of paint did you use?
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