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    Projects of mine

    Thought I'd post a neat project I've been working on.
    I picked up a Solana a while ago. It was essentially destroyed with a shattered panel. I did it right and had a piece of low-iron glass cut and beveled, used black RTV silicone and did a full reseal even pulling the filter wall. The tank now looks like a new tank.

    This was right after I removed the broken glass and wall.


    Meticulously removed silicone


    Even the stand was rough


    I removed the top and made a new one from reclaimed hardwood flooring


    Stained to my liking, sealed with 5 coats of poly, tank masked ready for new glass


    New glass arrived after waiting 3 weeks


    Filter wall reinstalled after the new glass cured for 24 hours


    Think I have the components I'll need


    Side-by-side, the stands are nearly the same height


    The tank is still empty because we're not sure of the direction were going with it.


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    looks great.
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    Very nice work, as always, Tim!
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    I think Ive assessed that I like restoring tanks more that I like keeping them.... It's a dilemma.

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    Restore a tank for me

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    $$$$$$$$

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    Ok, so the Miss's is going out of town this weekend. I think I'd like to get this tank going this weekend as a surprise for when she comes back next week. Anyone know where I can pickup some premium purple shelf rock? That's literally all I'm lacking.

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    Bump, anyone?

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    I've got some purple Carib sea base bud, no shelf though

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleshardy5 View Post
    I've got some purple Carib sea base bud, no shelf though

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    Found my rock and tank is full but I still might take you up on the purple stuff you have.

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    The Solana lives again



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    I am not happy with my rock yet.....ugh

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    Just make it better. Simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Just make it better. Simple.
    I hadn't thought about that Joe. I feel like I owe you a consultant fee now?

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    exciting. I give it 3 months tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    exciting. I give it 3 months tops.
    Ouch! Don't let him get his way this time Tim.


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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    exciting. I give it 3 months tops.
    If you start a pool I want in.

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    And tbh my 150 has been running for 8 months today.

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