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Old 01/30/2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Isla Escondido - invincible569's Rimless 300g

What has invincible569 been up to? I have been updating my BLOG for several months now, Isla Escondido. It's very detailed on what I have been through and all my plans for this beautiful tank. As of now, I am going to release the web URL, but the BLOG will still be closed until I feel its ready. I will definitely let everyone know when it has opened.

http://invincible569.squarespace.com/

For now, my tank has finally made it home!! The tank was ordered through Aquarium Environments. Everyone knows of AE by their signature PVC bottom.

The tank Specs:
72x40x24=300g
Starphire - 3 viewable sides
Rimless .75 glass thickness

Im going to write a detailed story on how this tank got here like MakoJ did with his. Everyone enjoys a little story line since it makes you feel like you are there.

My goal is to have a powerheadless, unique open aquascape, with a mixed reef theme. This will come after a while as I have all the rocks ready and start on the plumbing.

I want to thank naka and Jaime for starting me on this new journey.

Sit back and enjoy the ride with me! Here is a sample pic of what Im about to present to you. I have TONS of pics.




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Old 01/30/2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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I cannot WAIT to see what aquascape you come up with!


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Old 01/30/2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Looks EXCELLENT! I cannot wait to see the progress on this one.

The rimless tanks are great looking!

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Old 01/30/2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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Sweet!!! I can actually follow this thread from the beginning. I really like those dimensions they are exactly when i want from the same company. Great minds think alike. If you dont mind sharing could you PM me what you paid for the tank and stand.

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Old 01/30/2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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I want to say that all of this comical. These guys did not really say or think any of this. The AE guys were very professional in moving my tank in.

PART I:












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Old 01/30/2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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Old 01/30/2007, 05:01 PM   #7
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ROFLMAO Your crazy Edward!


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Old 01/30/2007, 06:03 PM   #8
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LOL! The tank is pimping! :P Love the dimensions and the trimless!!!! Having seen your tank's pictures, i know this tank will be perfect as well! Cant wait to see the progess!


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Old 01/30/2007, 06:03 PM   #9
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Finally!!!!! Tank looks great,i cant wait to see more pics...
Good luck with new project..

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Old 01/30/2007, 08:00 PM   #10
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lol


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Old 01/30/2007, 08:03 PM   #11
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Shweet tank!!! Were these the guy's at MACNA in Houston? I remember seeing a display with some awesome tanks that had the PVC bottom.
Can't wait to see it running.


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Old 01/30/2007, 08:24 PM   #12
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VERY NICE *569 . THATS WAS FUUUNNYYY. KEEP US POSTED.


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Old 01/30/2007, 08:33 PM   #13
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ok, the Comics take too long. I will just post the remainder of the pictures for you all to enjoy.










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Old 01/30/2007, 08:34 PM   #14
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Old 01/30/2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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I'd LOVE to know what silicone they are using in there. Its beautiful, but I'd be sketched out about it blowing. Any links to ease my mind?
Cant wait to see your build! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 01/30/2007, 09:09 PM   #16
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OMG, beautiful tank Edward. Make me want to upgrade again


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Old 01/30/2007, 09:12 PM   #17
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the tank already looks nice when it's empty. Can't wait to see when it's filled up! the comics was hillarious


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Old 01/30/2007, 11:22 PM   #18
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Awesome looking tank. Updates please.


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Old 01/31/2007, 01:55 AM   #19
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WOW, Looks fantastic Edward. Looking forward to following the build of this tank. Excited to see how the flow is configured. Good luck.

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Old 01/31/2007, 02:25 AM   #20
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That's half the battle. Think they'll come to CA and install mine too? Outstanding Edward, looking forward to following your build and seeing the in their new home. Congrats buddy.

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Old 01/31/2007, 03:56 AM   #21
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Thanks Everyone!

cward, those were the guys.

Marshall, Im sure you can have them hand deliver it to you.

I will move on to plumbing the tank soon. I have to find some fittings and also find some sched 80 1.5" piping (not flex). I also need to do some leak testing.

I dont know if you guys notice, but right behind this new tank was where my 100g in wall was. How easy it was to have someone come out and close off the hole. It feels like it was never there.


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Old 01/31/2007, 05:38 AM   #22
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This is gonna be a great tank & thread, Good luck with the build.

Invince, Do you know the glass thickness of your tank in millimeters?


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Old 01/31/2007, 06:16 AM   #23
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This is gonna be a great tank & thread, Good luck with the build.

Invince, Do you know the glass thickness of your tank in millimeters?
.75" equas 19.0499 mm


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Old 01/31/2007, 06:50 AM   #24
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awesome looking tank, and great photos, taco bell, lol!

that's some service, they made getting the tank set up in place so easy.

I can't wait to see the plumbing, all those holes on the bottom have me curious


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Old 01/31/2007, 07:53 AM   #25
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Ed, wow awesome looking tank, good to see the stand matched up perfectly....can't wait to see the finished tank results.


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