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    Quote Originally Posted by kmellon View Post
    Lookin' great Coach. and thanks for the build specs. I'm hoping to build something like this as a peninsula.
    Thank you. The dimensions of this tank would make a great peninsula. I wish I had a place for a peninsula.

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    Looking good

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    Aquamedic ecodrift 8.0: https://youtu.be/EPTKqflH2jk
    Here's a short video showing off the AquaMedic EcoDrift 8.0
    Last edited by coach; 04-19-2015 at 09:53 PM.

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    A few more pics.






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    4th pic down. Digi?

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    Looks like a sunset monti
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    Not just any sunset monti, a CX sunset monti.

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    What what, I like your style bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach View Post

    Thanks guys. Here it is, in place and ready to be filled.
    I love the light bars how can I get one for my 80

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    I talked to the welding teacher about making more. He can do them for the cost of material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach View Post
    I talked to the welding teacher about making more. He can do them for the cost of material.
    What are the dimensions of your tank? How and where do you have the light bars attached?

    Lastly, what would the cost of materials be?
    "An aquarium is a hole between sheets of glass that the aquarist fills with money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakingHorizons View Post
    What are the dimensions of your tank? How and where do you have the light bars attached?

    Lastly, what would the cost of materials be?
    The dimensions of the tank are 48" x 24" x 16". I had the bars made with several holes drilled in the bottom so I could screw them to the tank stand. I'm not sure on the price of materials. I'll try to catch up with him today and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach View Post
    The dimensions of the tank are 48" x 24" x 16". I had the bars made with several holes drilled in the bottom so I could screw them to the tank stand. I'm not sure on the price of materials. I'll try to catch up with him today and let you know.
    Awesome, Thank You!
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    yeah, thanks for the info. By the way, the bars look like square metal that was bent with the correct equipment. is there a channel inside of the bar that could support running some electrical cord though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmellon View Post
    yeah, thanks for the info. By the way, the bars look like square metal that was bent with the correct equipment. is there a channel inside of the bar that could support running some electrical cord though?
    It is square steel tubing that was bent. It is hollow, so you could run wires through it.

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    Very interesting. I was planning on creating a canopy that was suspended above the tank to both hide the lighting as well as give open space above the tank top. If I can run some electrical cable up into the canopy, I can hide all the lighting power up there and control it from the cabinet.

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    I love the aquascaping this shallow reef is going to look amazing once all grown out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefkoi View Post
    I love the aquascaping this shallow reef is going to look amazing once all grown out!
    Thank you. Hopefully with these t5s I'll get good growth rate and fill out quickly.

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    Here are some updated pictures. I didn't like the bare bottom as much as I thought I would, so yesterday I added some sand.




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