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Briareus hotel build

Inkman

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Hi all
I plan on showing everyone my triple tank build of two 90gallon tanks and a 120gallon tank viewers with a 100gallon mirror image sump with my very own man made rock with a roman theming to it it's all DIY I'm going to make it all except tanks themselves and pumps, sand, and about 100 pound of seed live rock.
Wish me luck lol
 

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End of day one have the base structure almost complete minus door framing and one piece of trim not stained due to clumsy me spilling it on porch lol I wasn't so happy about it then but I'm cool now
 

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Suppose I should give some details
The stand is 12 feet long 2 feet wide and 32 inches tall for better viewing it will have six. Doors for 100 gallon sump and storage with a Sedona red stained pine trim and shellacked pine tong and groove wood paneling.
It will also have it's own electric outlets for pumps lights excetera. Will be building hoods after tanks r on and running
 

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Finished product should weigh in around 4 to 4500 pounds with sand and live rock plus water approximately half my house lol
 

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When you build in your electicals be sure to use a ground fault interrupt (GFCI) plug/power strip. Even with the GFCI, consider plastic shielding for evaporative moisture. My plugs turn green, even without direct water contact.
 

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I'm sharing this to hopefully show everyone that building your own can not only save you money but have a more sense of pride and appreciation in your tanks I will post amounts paid if requested but will leave out if not so it's not cluttered with numbers lol
A lot of parts go into a build with this each with individual prices lol
 

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I'm going to use special electrical equipment meant for pools and outdoors completely waterproof and non corrosive
 

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Posting main building items and a total would be helpful but recording costs along the way is not a bad idea both for your own journaling and for others considering a large DIY project.
 

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Thanks spending a lot lol wifey not so happy but she will like it when it's done she may not admit it but she will
 

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Almost ready to come inside lol needs alittle more shellack and doors built but got a lot done this weekend plus built a stand for my neighbors bearded dragon lol I'm getting work building stands already lol
 

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