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    arrival

    we received the tank today, everything went smoothly. it was delivered fed-ex freight and the delivery man was great.  the tank was packaged okay.  we dont see any visible damage so far… so it seemed to have done it’s purpose. overall we are fairly pleased.      the green tinge in the bottom pane is even […]

    we received the tank today, everything went smoothly. it was delivered fed-ex freight and the delivery man was great.  the tank was packaged okay.  we dont see any visible damage so far… so it seemed to have done it’s purpose. overall we are fairly pleased. 

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      the green tinge in the bottom pane is even more visible in real life,  the clarity of the starphire really was worth it. big thanks to mike and elizabeth at DLC for all their help!

    9 Comments

    1. Jose
      January 8, 2008 at 2:01 AM | Permalink

      Wow, it looks amazing Eric, hope to see it up and running soon. Let me know if you need help i can take the bus over there. If im not mistaken ill be free sunday so ill probably go to old town aquarium to pick up a fish.

    2. January 8, 2008 at 2:39 AM | Permalink

      Jealous!!! 🙂 Did you get a stand made yet?

    3. e&f
      January 8, 2008 at 3:05 AM | Permalink

      hey guys,

      the stand is being built…it should be ready in ~1 month. jose i appreciate the offer, i’ll let you know.

    4. Mike
      January 8, 2008 at 3:28 AM | Permalink

      Looks pretty nice to me. Hey random quirky idea Ive never seen done (so new I dont even know if I like it yet). What if you didnt position the tank squarely, and instead had it at an angle (like an oblong diamond, so the overflow was at the furthest corner from you). Wouldnt know without seeing it, but it might give you a similar sense of depth as how you have it, but appear wider than 24″. Just a random idea….

    5. Mike
      January 8, 2008 at 3:28 AM | Permalink

      and just noticed that would allign it perpendicular to your floor board, which might be a cool effect.

    6. e&f
      January 8, 2008 at 11:50 PM | Permalink

      mike this tank will be going in the little cove where the existing tank is and there isnt enough room, but it’s a cool idea we’ll keep in mind for when we move. you’ll have to make a site for your new tank :p

      jeffry- the tank is ~90g, it will be sps dominated with primarily butterflies and an angel or two.

    7. jeffry r. johnston
      January 8, 2008 at 11:15 PM | Permalink

      Looks great. How many gallons? What are ya gonna stick in it?

    8. Mike
      January 14, 2008 at 2:49 PM | Permalink

      You are right, defintely need to get something up. I ordered the tank last week. 60x36x26 (238g), external overflow, viewable sides starphire, eurobraced w/ returns plumbed to the bracing. I decided on 3-4 vortechs for flow (no closed loop). Last night went to home depot and picked up a saw and everything to build the stand, and a hammer drill and masonry bits for drilling the rock. When are you heading to MI to build your stand?

    9. e&f
      January 15, 2008 at 3:42 AM | Permalink

      we’re having it built…should be ready in a few weeks. i’ve been getting in from work around this time and there’s no way we’d ever get around to building a stand right now.

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