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Old 09/18/2016, 08:21 PM   #26
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I know you started this thread some time ago, but how was the cost of the stand compared to the tank? Crystal Dynamics made my butthole pucker a bit when they quoted me a price between a 84x30x24 and a 96x30x24, claimed 3/4" is necessary for safety reasons and holy cow that increased the price very dramatically.

But made the idea of a steel stand (and one I don't have to build myself) is appealing. I've done wood forever, might need to go steel if it's a decent price.


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Old 09/19/2016, 09:37 AM   #27
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I really like how you scaped that tank... and I've made note of your through-wall plumbing as I will do the same thing on mine. Very cool to see the large angel not disrupting the corals. I will not have as many corals as you but I do plan to get two large angels for my 300 at some point down the road.


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Old 09/19/2016, 09:23 PM   #28
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I know you started this thread some time ago, but how was the cost of the stand compared to the tank? Crystal Dynamics made my butthole pucker a bit when they quoted me a price between a 84x30x24 and a 96x30x24, claimed 3/4" is necessary for safety reasons and holy cow that increased the price very dramatically.

But made the idea of a steel stand (and one I don't have to build myself) is appealing. I've done wood forever, might need to go steel if it's a decent price.


I was very happy with the pricing from CD in comparison to other manufacturers. They were reasonable & competitive. I could not be happier with the stand they made for me. First time having a wood wrapped steel stand. Looking at it, still looks like a piece of furniture with the added strength & piece of mind. Price was better than expected. Hope that helps.


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Old 09/20/2016, 02:14 PM   #29
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Old 09/20/2016, 02:30 PM   #30
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I was very happy with the pricing from CD in comparison to other manufacturers. They were reasonable & competitive. I could not be happier with the stand they made for me. First time having a wood wrapped steel stand. Looking at it, still looks like a piece of furniture with the added strength & piece of mind. Price was better than expected. Hope that helps.
Thanks a ton, and yes that helps. Every stand I've made has been wood, and built like a brick... well it could probably hold up my whole house. Was thinking about something sleek like a steel frame one with lots of room inside, and while I'm sure I could pick up on how to weld square tubing together, I also realize there's probably a lot of skill involve in welding WELL, and being as it will be holding something around the neighborhood of 5000 pounds I'll let some pros do it


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Old 09/20/2016, 10:17 PM   #31
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Thanks a ton, and yes that helps. Every stand I've made has been wood, and built like a brick... well it could probably hold up my whole house. Was thinking about something sleek like a steel frame one with lots of room inside, and while I'm sure I could pick up on how to weld square tubing together, I also realize there's probably a lot of skill involve in welding WELL, and being as it will be holding something around the neighborhood of 5000 pounds I'll let some pros do it


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Old 09/20/2016, 10:23 PM   #32
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I really like how you scaped that tank... and I've made note of your through-wall plumbing as I will do the same thing on mine. Very cool to see the large angel not disrupting the corals. I will not have as many corals as you but I do plan to get two large angels for my 300 at some point down the road.


Thank you! I'm always trying to make it more spacious. Less rock & more real estate. I decided this time around I would keep my rock work much lower. I'm sure as the corals grow I will be removing more rock too. The dwarf Angels can be tricky but overall my swallowtails & majestic have been great!
As for the plumbing, I absolutely love having open access to my equipment in another room. Not to mention how quiet it is.


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Old 09/20/2016, 10:25 PM   #33
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What's it like with that powderblue tang


Powder Blue has been great! He went in last with some already established Tangs. Will see what happens as he matures. It's going to come down to the purple, powder & yellow I think.


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Old 09/30/2016, 12:31 AM   #34
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My wrasses will be safe & secure now with my new screen lid. Love this thing!



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Old 09/30/2016, 01:41 PM   #35
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Just ordered my tank from Crystal Dynamic but only 150g. Glad you're very happy with them. Tank looks great! Powder blue is my favorite fish


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Old 10/04/2016, 05:57 PM   #36
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How's the large angel in the reef? That's one of my favorites. I have a blue face that is a model citizen ���� Nice reef!!!! By the way what did u use for your framing on your screen tops?


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Old 10/05/2016, 04:39 AM   #37
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Here's some more pictures of the tank current status.








Out of curiosity what is the approximate weight of your Giesemann?




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Out of curiosity what is the approximate weight of your Giesemann?





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How's the large angel in the reef? That's one of my favorites. I have a blue face that is a model citizen í*½í±í*¼í¿» Nice reef!!!! By the way what did u use for your framing on your screen tops?


Thank you! Both the swallowtails and the majestic angels are excellent citizens. They rarely if ever bother any of my corals. The framing of the screen lid is acrylic, poly carbonate. The lid was made by a company called artfully acrylic.


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Finally finished the last portion of the 250 upgrade. Had a custom 35g acrylic frag tank made (36x18x12), with over-flow. ATI 24" 6 bulb fixture. All plumbed into the main system. Total volume is 300g. Some pics..









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Very nice tank! Your pictures are excellent.


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I have the exact same floor in my kitchen and laundry room. Fools quite a few people that think it's wood. Concrete slab floor throughout the house was our only choice, we like it a lot. Is your system on that type of floor? If so, hows that work out? My system is in my family room on the carpet and in March we are replacing the carpet. Instead of putting carpet back under the tank I was thinking of Tiling the floor under it with the wood tile? Whats your opinion?


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