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  1. #106
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    sorry to hear about your troubles! hate to break it to you, but the fillet seals are secondary; adding silicone to the corners will only be a short term fix. tank really needs to be disassembled & primary seals re-done (the ones in between the glass pieces). you may be able to get the fillet seals to hold water.....for awhile.

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    So were you able to save the tank? How is the project going?

    72 Gallon Aquarium Tank size is 39w x 18.75d x 25.5h
    4 - Labidochromis caeruleus (Yellow Labs)
    6 - Pseudotropheus socolofi (Powder Blue Cichlid)
    2 - Placidochromis johnstoni
    2 - Pseudotropheus deep magunga red
    2 - Bristlenose Plecostomus
    2 - 60 pound Holey Rocks
    2 - Baby Cichlids May be Yellow Labs

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    Took the summer off from working on this project but now back at it again. Just about done scrapping the silicone out of it. The leak was located for the most part, it's from the lower right side seal on the side pane of glass. After I get all the silicone scrapped out I will either be replacing the side glass and resealing, or I may end up doing a eurostyle brace on that bottom side of the side pane which would seal it. Will decide in the next couple days which route I will be going. Should be updating more now that I'm back on this project.

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    Spent some time resealing the tank last week. 3 days of leak testing and bone dry. Currently reinstalling the background and all decor today and then have to set up all the equipment. Should have some updated pics soon.

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    thats great news steve ,so happy to hear its back on track cant wait to see some pics ,congrats !!!!
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    Good luck Steve, keep us posted.

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    Still a ways to go but here's a sneak peak. Once it's completely finished I'll post some better pics of it. Damn it feels good to sit and see it running after two years of work 8) The CCF cave lights don't have that purple hue to them in person, they only do in pictures for some reason, they don't photo well. When I take some finished pics I'll have to play with the settings on my camera so I can get the true color to show on film.

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    Looking Good

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    Well decided to move behind the tank yesterday and today and start getting the backside in order. I figure maintenance on a tank this size is going to be a big enough pain so I wanted to make sure all the support equipment was clean and orderly so that it will make maintenance go as smooth as it can go. So spent some time routing and securing all the wires so they don't look like a big spiders web, as well as set up a little area to work/store items. Also paid a vist to the dollar store and got a bunch of containers to keep bulk foods in for the fish. Getting closer everyday now.




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    LED moonlights installed and wired now.

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    Good Job on the org. Looks nice and clean. The lights look really cool


    I did notice one thing missing in the backroom, where's the scuba gear to clean the bottom portion of the front glass

    Looking good Steve.

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    I've been tryin to talk my 4'11" 17 yr old Niece into doing that for me since she's the perfect size, but she's not havin' any of it lol

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    Cash Talks. I'm sure you can find her price tag

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    Here's some pics with the dimmer switch on it. I ran the cable for the switch through the rock wall and attached it to the front trim work around the tank opening that way I can control it while sitting at the desk. Honestly the pics don;t do it justice, for some reason the pics don;t look like that much of a difference in lighting, but in person the dimmer actually knocks the brightness down by at least 50% or more.

    Pics above are full brightness and least brightness, it's also variable between the two.

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    That has got to look awesome in person

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