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First day working on my new/used 110 gal. I'll keep posting pics as I go. Today I mainly worked on reinforcing the workbench that is being converted into a stand. I added eight 45 degree supports on the legs. This will keep the side to side motion to a minimum.:fish:
Total cost so far is $150 for the tank and $25 for lumber. The lumber was really $50 but I am splitting the cost of that with the fifty gal, so the total cost so far is $175 and climbing.......;) 110resize.jpg

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if your open for suggestions, take some 2x4's and nail them upright inside the 45 pieces so the span the whole length under the tank, 2x6 on its side like that will bow over time and the uprights will really help with the weight, that tank is gonna weigh almost half a ton, so get 8 of your fattest friends to sit on it together just to check it out, might still be a little heavy for that stand.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I still have some more work to do on it yet. My father is an engineer and he's coming by tomorrow to take a look and let me know if I should add more legs/etc. I'll definately show him your post.
 

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The tank now has some water and a power head in it mixing the salt. Cost of the salt was $27.56 which brings the current total to $202.56. Check out the photo of my new rock covered with button polyps and feather dusters. It is sunning itself under my new T5's in the fifty gal. tank with water 002resize.jpg

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WOO HOO another T5 supporter. I love my T5s, they just plain rock.

oh and the tank looks like it is coming along nicely
 

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tank in june 005resize.jpg The substrate, CC, is in and fogged up the tank pretty good. I've been running an old Penguin filter and a power head to keep the water moving. It's starting to clear up and I've added some live rock to begin the cycle. $38.16 for the substrate and $31.00 in live rock brings the current total to $271.72:fish:
 

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spraybar 003resize.jpg Added a spraybar to the tank powered by two MJ 1200s. There are 85 1/16in holes drilled in the horizontal part of the bar. No glue was used.
Powerheads $47.00
PVC 3.56
Live/lace rock 6.00 for a current total of $328.28
 
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