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Balz3352's 'Convinced Her' Basement Sump/Fish Room

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Balz3352, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well finally getting around to finishing part of the basement to do a basement sump for the 210 I picked up not terribly long ago for a steal.

    Pics of finishing basement. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    First time ever framing. Don't think I did too bad!

    Finished framing. Now to plan electrical and decide who's going to do it.
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  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Stand.

    Building a stand for the tank. Luckily new father in law is a professional cabinet maker so yeah really he's building me a stand I'm helping.

    Well decided to go with a steel stand going to put magnets on wood doors to make it look good. Pics once it's done.




    Canopy

    Im making the canopy out of aluminum, basing it loosely on aquatic arts display. I brazed the aluminum together. Essentially soldering it together. Fram is going to sit on the frame of the tank and bottom of the ceiling of the canopy will be about 13in off the water.
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    Lights are going to be slightly movable. Able to be slid back and forth. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Finished the canopy
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    Grooves cut in rack to secure the lights but still allow them to be slid back and forth with no chance of falling

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    With metal halides
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    Let there be light.
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    Finally finished the doors
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  3. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Stock list. Updated 8/2/16

    Fish
    2 snowflake clowns
    2 Christmas Island anthias
    2 Barlet anthias
    1 Sunset anthias
    1 Orange Spotted goby
    1 mandarin
    1 Neon Dottyback
    1 Orchid Dottyback



    Corals

    Sps



    Lps

    Ironman favia

    Softys

    Sunny ds
    God of war
    Rasta
    Circus zoas
    Solar flares
    Pink Zippers
     
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  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Fts

    6/26/16

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    8/3/16
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  5. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Reserved 4
     
  6. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Reserved 5.
     
  7. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Reserved 6
     
  8. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking forward to this!
     
  9. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking good! Keep those pictures coming :cool2:
     
  10. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice! Following along
     
  11. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nicely done! For your first time framing, you're doing a far better job than the "pro's" framing my basement currently. Want a job? :)
     
  12. SeaMonkey

    SeaMonkey Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking good. Can't wait to see more pics.
     
  13. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Haha wasn't too terrible. But still have one more wall to do where I have to block. So we'll see! Just need to plan the electric now.
     
  14. Luke.Fraizer

    Luke.Fraizer Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you need help with the electrical I would be happy to help ya out!
     
  15. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice floating wall! Does your local building code also require fire blocking?
     
  16. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks! Yes I believe it does. Just going to use 1/2 drywall eventually.
     
  17. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Pm sent
     
  18. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Started electrical. I'm gonna have a ridiculous amount of outlets on this thing. 2 mains (4 outlets) dedicated for life support and backup life support. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks good are u going to add aditional installation between studs? My brother inlaw is at the same stage
     
  20. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yeah im probably going to put batts if I decide to finish this part. Im definitely going to drywall behind sump frag tank area but idk about the rest.
     

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