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    Diy three ten

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    WOODY!!!!






    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    Looky looky peppies got a
    -299g display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1guydude View Post
    Looky looky peppies got a
    LOL d

    I gotta 5' X 8' X 3/4'' sheet of Plexi-g And a 5' X 8' X 1/2'' sheet of Plexi-g
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    I thought you were just kidding when you said Mace i going to build you a Peppie .......////,,=+_?

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    Dave, hold everything...... on my way down to pick them up from you... just what I needed .... THANK YOU so much..... DO NOT CARE what others say, you are alright in my book Buddy...... NOT KIDDING merging onto 410 at this moment.............

    Cheers, Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJL View Post
    Dave, hold everything...... on my way down to pick them up from you... just what I needed .... THANK YOU so much..... DO NOT CARE what others say, you are alright in my book Buddy...... NOT KIDDING merging onto 410 at this moment.............

    Cheers, Todd
    LOL Todd,

    Sorry to say I cut them a bit undersize for your wants and needs. But you are more than welcome to the cut offs. 1 piece @ 5 1/2'' X 96'' and 1 piece @ 5 1/2'' X 60''. (maybe after the build)Ya never know

    Not to bad of a yeild for this build.

    Tank size is now set in STONE
    5'5'' X 3'9''X30'' tall = 309.78 gal
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    Quote Originally Posted by peppie View Post

    Tank size is now set in STONE
    5'5'' X 3'9''X30'' tall = 309.78 gal
    Almost six feet long by almost four feet deep by 30" tall should be an awesome tank. Looking forward to seeing this tank progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trido View Post
    Almost six feet long by almost four feet deep by 30" tall should be an awesome tank. Looking forward to seeing this tank progress.

    I have made a huge mistake!!!

    It is 4' 5'' long X 3' 9'' deep X 30'' tall

    Good thing I measure 3 times and cut once. LOL

    I read your reply, and said to myself " Its not just shy of 6 feet"
    I need to start proof reading.
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    Ya, I was thinking about that and realized the math didn't work out with only two sheets of material.

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    I can see another road trip to Dave's house in our future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainydave View Post
    I can see another road trip to Dave's house in our future!
    LOL Dave,
    You know you northerners are always welcome to stop by with out an invite.

    And the Seattleittes, and the southenders.
    Heck for that matter Spinner you can stop by too. Cause I got your Peppie right here!
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    I was going to wait until I got back from Maui to start building this tank, but the thought of knowing the acrylic is just sitting in the shop got the better of me. LOL
    My work bench is not wide enough and a tad bit high for building this tank, so a correct size and height bench was first on the list.
    I unbolted the small bandsaw from its mobile bench and modified it to work for this build.
    It is a bit narrow at the base and would tip over if anything on top got off centered.
    I widened the feet, but held them up just a smidge so the wheels would still work.


    The top is 1/2 plywood covered with a sheet of faced MDF


    The table is about 3'' larger all the way around than the size of the tanks foot print


    My table saw and router table are positioned as so I can not mill a 30'' wide X 54'' long panel. So I will use 1/2'' MDF to make a pattern to size the front, back,and sides of the 3/4'' material. I will mill the edges of the acrylic with a 1/2'' flush cutting bit in the router.

    All the pieces have been rough cut to 1/2'' oversize. I clamped the acrylic to the MDF pattern.


    Then I ran 4 strips of tape on the edge of the MDF pattern


    I ran the router down the edge, then removed 3 layers of the tape and took another pass with the router. Removed the last piece of tape and finished the edge with one final pass.


    This will give me a weldable edge.
    The last step for this sheet is to cut back the paper about 1 1/4'' to expose the acrylic for welding.




    4 more panels to prep. Top, 2 sides, and the back. The bottom is prepless. LOL
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    Well now Dave, that just takes a whole bunch of fun away..... I was expecting at least two pages of you getting razzed about not cutting anything yet while second & third guessing your layout plans... Oh well GREAT JOB as usual my friend and maybe a road trip sooner than I thought to help you move this bad boy around.

    Cheers, Todd

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    Very nice its like reliving the building of my 312

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    [QUOTE=peppie;697561]Can you say..

    WOODY!!!!






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    I saw that pallet in the bed of the pickup and I was, how in the heck is he going to build an aquarium out of a pallet? But then again, I have seen the fruits of your talent. HA HA, after all, it is a pallet.....right?

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