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woo! Glad it made the trip. A couple of bandaids and a spit shine it will be good to go :LOL:

This build is going to be great. I am glad you got a tank and sump and so on for a good deal. I love good deals lol Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who bought used equiptment... just a hobo over here...

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Besides now when I see the price of something I automatically see it in how many packs of diapers that is.. :LOL:
 

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Well I see we may not have gotten rid of some folks, I clearly can't say who those may be but I will say they come from a place that rhymes paraphernalia...

Anyways for all of us Yankee's here is what is going on in the shop.

I build out just the shell of the Tank stand so I could see the size of this thing in real life. I have done all the moving and figuring in the Computer, but it's just different when you get to see what it looks like in real life. We were moving the stand around the shop and we seemed to have come across a place that might just be the best fit!

Let me know your thoughts if you think this is better than the built in desk idea. I think it would be super cool to look down a 6 foot tank every time I turn around ut I also have ALWAYS wanted a peninsula tank!!! AAnd we may have a perfect spot for it!

What do you think?

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I know what folks are going to say! The door!!

I know, the door actually only opens to less than the tank. Also it would open into the solid wood frame so it may spook the fish no damage would be done. We would also cover that window up as we have a ATI 8 Bulb 60" Sunpower that will be lighting up this room pretty good along with all the other tanks.

I think I like it!!

Also a quick shot of the tank just because I am excited!

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Any other thoughts on the location of this? Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything obvious in my excitment.
 

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Also, I just picked up 120 LBS of rock for this tank and for the shop. I also plan on buying either live rock or stealing some from my Office tank. I hate Bristle worms so much I cant explain it. I know they are good, but man they are ugly!! So I may do all dry rock again as much as that sucks... I Don't know...
 
Think about how often you go from that counter or door to the other counter(?) and that bookshelf. Make sure it's not going to be annoying if you have a process that involves doing this 2-3 times in a short period and you constantly have to walk around the tank. But alternatively, you could just set up another counter :)

If you have to bring something large in diagonally through the door (obviously a couch... for fishes)... that could be complicated. Or if you can get it in the door but have to bring it around to the other side of the tank, could you maneuver it around the stand?

This is all I have to offer! It sure will make for an awesome entrance for you or whomever is walking into that room.
 

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Think about how often you go from that counter or door to the other counter(?) and that bookshelf. Make sure it's not going to be annoying if you have a process that involves doing this 2-3 times in a short period and you constantly have to walk around the tank. But alternatively, you could just set up another counter :)

If you have to bring something large in diagonally through the door (obviously a couch... for fishes)... that could be complicated. Or if you can get it in the door but have to bring it around to the other side of the tank, could you maneuver it around the stand?

This is all I have to offer! It sure will make for an awesome entrance for you or whomever is walking into that room.
Al;l fantastic questions and points! This is why I want you guys to look at this and give me feedback.

I will have to consider all of these points as the guys that are helping me carry the tank come tomorrow. I work at that counter constantly...

Maybe I should simply tell the guys top wait and let the stand sit there for a week or so and see if it will be a pain in any way.

The moving stuff in and out isn't an issue as there is another way in so that is good. Thank you so much for these thoughts!! I really appreciate them.
 

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Personally I think it would look amazing in that location but you do have to think about your work flow and ease of moving around the shop. Would be a shame if you set it up only to find down the road it gets in the way too much
 

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Awesome build thread!

and love the deals you got! This is no doubt an extremely expensive hobby, but sometimes people say there’s no way to do it on a budget. Point them to the FS threads and there are deals galore.

I didn’t go budget on my build this time because it was hard to find what I wanted used, but I also saved and budgeted to build it for 4 1/2 years.

love the way it’s coming together and can’t wag to see the finished product.

(this reminds me, I need to find a time to post my build thread on here one day 🤣)
 
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