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    Where to get glass in the Ottawa/Gat region ?

    Hi,
    looking for a deal on nice new glass.
    is it still M&T glass or Brown & Macfarlane I should be calling.. or anybody else ??
    I need some starphire or accuwhite, or low Iron glass on 2 sides.
    3/4" glass.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    LIV, PM me. we deal with ORLEANS GLASS so could possibly get you a better deal.

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    Check with Pat/OI, I seem to recall he was getting good pricing on glass.

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    you might also want to consider getting a custom tank made this time. after all was said and done when I built mine the price wasn't that far off.
    AO builds really really nice tanks as does MIRACLES.
    I don't think I'd build another tank myself.

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    I swore on my 400g tank built that I wouldn't build another one..
    but with time, I either forgot all the frustrations.. or I now think I could build one better. I have been drilling and fixing tanks for people since I started my own tank and did aquire some knowledge..

    Maybe its time to call OA.

    Johnny brought up a good point, I do have an area of my house that could have sun tubes.. so I could easily use the sun for some of the light and supplement some actinics like hell.. possibly VHO's or T5's... maybe make the tank shallower.... more to think about.
    I've been dreaming about a sun lit tank since that thread on RC. man that was wicked. unfortunately, he lost most of his corals.. but not due to light issues, it was due to desease he picked up... the SPS eating FW. and others.

    I'll go see how my tank is doing this am...

    and might redesign the thank ..

    any ideas where to get a sun tube around here ? I know rona and home depot sells sky lights.. but never seen sky tubes.. unless they are the same and you just stretch down the tube ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    here is a link to one awsome build.

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1563053

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    here is a pic of the tube install..

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    also, how much weight can a standard "new home" floor can hold per sq feet ?
    ...so I can design the tank appropriately.
    my floor is made from what is called LVL ( basically replaces the 2x10 or 2x12 ) its a 2x4 with 2 particle boards attached to it and another 2x4 in the other end.
    its super strong. I also have 2 large beams in that area that are 4x 2x12's glued and screwed together. The tank would most likely be against a wall as well.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    is this the same install LIV? I can't see your pic at work.


    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1574694

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    sorry about that bud.. lack of sleep
    I fixed the link

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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