Reef Central Online Community
Blue Zoo Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Do It Yourself
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 12/05/2017, 08:35 AM   #26
JTL
Registered Member
 
JTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Venice Island, FL
Posts: 2,230
Amazing job. One of the best DIY projects that I have seen in ages!


__________________
John

100 gallon DT and 50 gallon sump with refugium.
JTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2017, 02:12 PM   #27
baringcs
Registered Member
 
baringcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 968
Awesome job! Thank you for sharing your adventure!


__________________
Steve

My Tanks
24x24x12 frag tank at the moment
265 (84x24x30) build coming soon
baringcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/06/2017, 04:52 PM   #28
lapin
Registered Member
 
lapin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Austin
Posts: 119
Great job. Amazing what can be done if need be. Here is a pic of my rig to do glue up on my tank. Car jack and jack stands.


Attached Images
File Type: jpg back2.jpg (60.3 KB, 59 views)
lapin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2017, 04:32 PM   #29
clevername2000
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kirkwood, MO
Posts: 655
This is a good example why you join your local reef club and make friends and bring beer every gathering.

That was some good engineering!


clevername2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2017, 06:38 PM   #30
outy
Registered Member
 
outy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: auburn CA
Posts: 3,522
Moved my 215 out of a lifted truck and then 60 feet across the driveway and down a flight of stairs alone.

I feel ya! Good job


__________________
215g DT, 100g basement sump. 3 X ocean revive leds. 2 X mp40qd.
GEO 618, avast kalk rector, iwaki m55. SWC 250 recirc needlewheel.
outy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2017, 10:00 PM   #31
cellingson
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 2
Clap Clap. Nice job.


cellingson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2017, 10:25 PM   #32
saf1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: California
Posts: 1,898
Interesting that I found this. I remember you mentioned this in another thread so was waiting for a post about it. I did the same thing this past weekend with my 240 gallon tank although it only weighed 400 or so pounds. I saved the shipping crate and pallet it rested on so knew I had the proper size. Ordered 400lb castors, repurposed the 2x4's and used some clamps to sync the legs together so I could slide it off the steel stand and onto the temporary one I just made. It doesn't look as strong as the one you built but then again you are holding 1000 lbs

The good news is that once you are done you will have a pretty slick roll away work bench. That is what I'm doing with mine. I'm going to counter sink my mitre saw in it or possibly another such tool and maybe my shop vac.

Great job. You are a pretty darn handy and creative person. Really.


__________________
-saf1

Current Tank Info: 40 breeder w/LEDs (Upgrade in progress. 30" H x 54" W x 30" D 240 or so gallons)
saf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/08/2017, 08:04 AM   #33
karimwassef
Registered Member
 
karimwassef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 10,837
Thanks guys. Hopefully it'll all be a memory when I sell the tank. The market for large tanks is a little slow. If not, it'll go in storage but at least now I can get it in storage .


__________________
Failure isn't an option It's a requirement. 660g 380inwall+280smp/surge S/L/Soft/Maxima/RBTA/Clown/Chromis/Anthias/Tang/Mandarin/Jawfish/Goby/Wrasse/D'back. DIY 12' Skimmer ActuatedSurge ConcreteScape
karimwassef is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12/08/2017, 08:13 AM   #34
five.five-six
Registered Member
 
five.five-six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Corona
Posts: 5,491
Blog Entries: 1
Three letters:

WOW.


__________________
Originally posted by yellowslayer13:

"I hate that hole"

Current Tank Info: SCMAS Member 135 peninsula euroreef RS180 Apex 250W X2 20k radiums mixed SPS
five.five-six is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2017, 07:04 PM   #35
saf1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: California
Posts: 1,898
And people wonder how the pyramids got made without machinery as we know it today. Or how we made things like the SR-71 or Saturn V rocket without computers like we have today and instead protractors, compass, and a good old number 2 pencil.

I say that because I noticed the pvc pipe(s) that I am assuming you used to help move/roll it.


__________________
-saf1

Current Tank Info: 40 breeder w/LEDs (Upgrade in progress. 30" H x 54" W x 30" D 240 or so gallons)
saf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2017, 08:53 PM   #36
karimwassef
Registered Member
 
karimwassef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 10,837
Yup... simple machines... levers and inclines

 photo DED1C2F6-F640-4338-9027-FDFA11732C5F_zpsexkitgtz.jpg

PVC is just the cheapest roller

But I didn't come up with this. My buddy Danny has done it a couple of times but I adapted it to my unique one man situation.


__________________
Failure isn't an option It's a requirement. 660g 380inwall+280smp/surge S/L/Soft/Maxima/RBTA/Clown/Chromis/Anthias/Tang/Mandarin/Jawfish/Goby/Wrasse/D'back. DIY 12' Skimmer ActuatedSurge ConcreteScape
karimwassef is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 11:19 AM   #37
JordyRoo
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 19
what a guy well done buddy.


JordyRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/13/2017, 11:28 PM   #38
Zephrant
Premium Member
 
Zephrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 3,224
Very impressive. Thanks for posting!


Zephrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/15/2017, 08:51 PM   #39
Esh1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 60
awesome job and thanks for sharing!


Esh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014