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Old 02/17/2018, 12:46 PM   #326
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TANK Move ( 8 PM Sunday) Finally

Got everyone at the same time available. CONFIRMED.

Tank will be in place tomorrow


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Old 02/17/2018, 04:12 PM   #327
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Found something to do (While Waiting for Tomorrow's Tank) MORE FUN THAN a BARREL OF MONKEYS

I made a mistake during my Early Learning Stage of the WPC install.



Upon CLOSE INSPECTION....
A couple of tiles (Didn't Fully CLICK into place) leaving a Protruding Ridge. They had minor damage so two had to be replaced.

You can't remove the planks without working backwards......Bad luck that the One mistake was in ROW #3

But it went fairly fast since all pieces were pre-cut to proper sizes.

Still it wasn't fun (Reverse Progress)


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Old 02/17/2018, 07:08 PM   #328
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Tank install!! Woohoo!!!
Can’t wait!


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Old 02/17/2018, 08:52 PM   #329
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Tank install!! Woohoo!!!
Canít wait!
tick.....tock....tick...tic......I can't wait either!!

Wasting Time....I learned this from Reading T5 Ballast Label....

T5 Dimmable Ballast (Must run 100% for 100 Hrs) BEFORE Dimming




Makes sense that your have to Burn in the T5 before dimming.
I never did this on my Other Tank Dimmable Ballast for Years. Never knew this.

Kind of a hassle but not a big deal since only when installing a NEW BULB every six months.


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Old Yesterday, 11:28 AM   #330
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Fish Tank COUNTDOWN ( 8 Hours and Counting)



It's going to be a long day........


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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #331
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM   #332
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Final Pre-Check (Tank Bottom Trim - STAND TOP Overhang) NO-FOAM Center Needed

Was thinking of putting foam under tank (where trim is not [Drywall overhanging plywood area which is not colored on Sticks) to distribute weight more evenly.



Not needed since a good portion of Tank Bottom Trim will be on THE SOLID part of STAND. (The Black Striped marking)

I did test the foam under Tank sitting on 2x4" now. Although foam does compress a lot, it still raises the tank a for mm (so unstable).

ALL GOOD TO GO!!!



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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM   #333
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Sump Room (Waterproofing) Chalking VS BlueSkin

Before I put up the Final Drywall, I sealed the stud Framing.



After reading the BlueSkin Instructions I decided not to use it (more for flat smooth surfaces, NOT Rough Concrete, Stud Cracks)

Used High Quality Window Chalking instead. (Both sides of Sump Room Wall)
The stuff is liquidly/runny but filled and sealed everything nicely. After Curing if feels like it will hold/seal for a long time (for rare sump room spills)

This is the area where water flows (Floor leveling towards basement drain), since all the Metal Studs were corroded (which I replaced with Wood 2x4's)


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Old Yesterday, 01:18 PM   #334
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I got you on my "Tank Carry" Helper list. What time are you dropping by?
You promised you would drive down from Montreal
I promised to feed all the helpers (Pizza and Lasagna). No Alcohol before tank move


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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM   #335
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★★ TANK IS at HOME ★★ (Brought in) Not Carried [PLAN B]

So things were a challenge.



The curve stairway was tough for 4 people.

PLUS THE TANK Felt Awkward and HEAVY.

Came up with a PLAN-B to get it downstairs.

Make a SLED and SLIDE it down.....


Cardboard Wrapped....Plywood Bottom....SyroFoam Padding.



Once wrapped up.....It was safe to slide down stairs (Two people at bottom, and 1 at Top to Guide tank).




IT WORKED. And Glad we did it this way (Since we could feel the awkwardness and weight doing this way).




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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM   #336
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HERE IS IT (TANK ON STAND) ** PERFECT FIT, LEVEL and FLUSH (AMAZING!!!)

Everything Lines up!!!



Can't believe it. Ready for Framing.



I'm really Happy Beyond my Greatest Expectations.

I EVEN LIKE THE CLEAR SILICONE EDGE

The BUILD IS GOING TO Be Fun!!!!!


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Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM   #337
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Looks awesome!!


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Old Yesterday, 08:40 PM   #338
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Congrats Wally! It’s in!!
Too bad I missed the pre move drinking.
Anyways, you said you had two at bottom and two at top.. I would have been that guy going ‘weeeeeeeeee!!!’ While sitting in the tank.


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Old Yesterday, 10:04 PM   #339
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Thanks Guys.

Sorry Matt, two daughters already thought of your "Weeeeeee idea". Wasn't much room left

So here is the TANK on the SUMP room Side



Things appear to fit without any SIGNIFICANT adjustments.

Lot's of thinking to do when the build start.

RIGHT NOW, I want to finished the DRYWALL, The Flooring around the Tank and get that Rec room/Office done.

It will help me daydream what to do next on for the Sump Room (I....mean....Deluxe MAN CAVE).


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Old Yesterday, 10:26 PM   #340
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HERE IS IT (TANK ON STAND) ** PERFECT FIT, LEVEL and FLUSH (AMAZING!!!)



Everything Lines up!!!







Can't believe it. Ready for Framing.







I'm really Happy Beyond my Greatest Expectations.



I EVEN LIKE THE CLEAR SILICONE EDGE



The BUILD IS GOING TO Be Fun!!!!!





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Old Today, 12:10 AM   #341
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TANK Sealed/Protected (For Next Phase) Meticulous Work Coming Soon

Thanks Tenurpro....Really glad I got to this point.

As much as I've achieved a Major Milestone, the Journey isn't quite over, it's actually just begining....(Groan)

At least I'm at the Creative stage of this project...And I can't wait to the really fun stage...Sump Room, and The Tank ALIVE (Fish wish the same).



Plenty to do, but for now tank is covered with protective sheet.

I also roughly put on the SheetRock Edging since the Edge-Drywall can crumble with GRITTY dust/debris.
Edging does fit nice, and I have ideas for how to seal/install it for a perfect Wall Finish.


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Old Today, 10:45 AM   #342
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TANK SHIMMY Time [B](For Ultra Leveling and Stability) Before Dri-Cor is Wrapped around tank.[/B]

I have to finished the Dri-Core around Tank, but once installed I will no longer have access to the TWO Front SIDES of tank STand Bottom.



Ideally I should fill tank with water and let it settle a while.

However I still will have access to Sump Room Side, if any later adjustments are needed.

These shimmys will be Cut Flush with Stand and then I'll seal the bottom with the Chalking to seal the Sump room further.


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Old Today, 03:04 PM   #343
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Now is when the true fun begins. The amount of forethought on this project is amazing.
I cant wait to watch this all unfold.


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