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  1. Tony

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    Hi guys. I've down loaded google scetchup and I am designing a new tank. The problem is I cannot make the likes to the exact lenght I want. I know I'm probably doing something stupid but could someone explain to me how to draw a line to my exact length.
     
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    Choose pen,click on point to start, move mouse towards direction where you want to draw the line to, go to open space at bottom right, and type in dimension. Hope it makes sense.
     
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    Thanks Sean. I got it right after a few tries
     
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    I think the real question here should be:

    NEW TANK ???

    Give us more details ;)
     
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    Same logic if you want to MOVE something. Just move it into the direction you want it, release mouse, type in dimension and viola.
    To copy something from existing, hold in CTRL while moving, that will copy it.
    Again release mouse and give dimension, its there.

    Now a nice one, to copy it 4 times, just enter 4X after you done the dimension...

    For rectangles, draw it and enter the dimension as in 200, 500. Done.
     
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    Now my next question. How do I copy the pic and host it on MASA
     
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    Export the file as a JPG and then upload as per normal. :)

    Still waiting for my reply ;)
     
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    Here is the pic of the tank. The sizes are crazt hence me asking what to do. I want to make a small anemone tank for the wife. She's mad about them
     
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    Let me try again

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    Looks right, but small on phone, will check pc at home this afternoon
     
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    It's also small on the PC. Mybe I resized it wrong
     
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    Is this going be DIY, or getting a tank builder to make it ?
     
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    Warren. I'm going to get someone to build it. I have not idea about buildings tanks.

    Now my next question. I want to edit the dimentions I have made. How do I go about this?
     
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    Double click on the dim
     
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    how far away will this tank be from your own tank?
    If not to far, why not connect it, use one common sump.
    Benefit is that your nemmie will have "bigger" water volume "kind of"
    But beneficial "dinoflagellets" (that is if I have the name correct) can them be absorbed from other softies from your existing setup.
    Then Crispin can not jump on your head for having a Nennie in a small tank:thumbup:
     
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    Aren't those the bones in your feet?
     
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    p.s. here are some really cool pre-made thingy's for sketchup

    Sutton Reef
     
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    Riaan. I'm going to run this one seperate from my main display so I'll have to do the patient cycling thing again.

    Viper, thanks for the link
     
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    Just a question. The tank is basically a 500mm square cube. That is a about 120L exluding the sump. Is that not too small for anemone tank?
    Or is it that you just have to be a lot more strict with yourself in keeping proper water parameters?
     
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