Leslie's 1.8 x 1.000 x .700 inwall build

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    That is a really interesting alternative tank as what we are used to.
    And most likely also cheaper to set up, as far as coral purchases goes.
     
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    This thing fitted in by a :rofl:hair!

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    Very keen to see the final result!
     
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    Just a thought, I would have made overflow box on other side for easy access
     
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    not much to be acessed, i have another tank planned to butt up against this one in time :) so the space is needed and im going to be using this as a viewing pane to see into the tank from the back when feeding.

    the main reason i have left the gap between the 2 tanks was to be able to do maintenance on both tanks as you cannot reach the front center bottom from the back..
     
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    main stand is steel the rest is wood properly fastened to the wall with supporting legs :)
     
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    Understood haha
     
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    Finished yet?
     
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    sadly not, been running to and from hospital, my dad has been diagnosed with cancer so tanks just been on the back burner. have had the time but just haven't have the strength to get it going. sorta lost the drive.

    will get back onto it in a week or so..
     
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    Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
     
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    Sorry to hear aboyt your dad. Doing prayers for you and fam
     
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    I wish your dad a speedy recovery! Good luck, les!
     
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    Goodluck Les. Our prayers will be with you and your family during this tough and challenging time.
     
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    thank you, its been very tuff for all of us, inbeween visits I kept my mind occupied with a bit of woodwork.

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    Your woodwork skills look really amazing! I tried to build a bird cage out of wood, damn I miss my birds. :)

    Cant wait to see how things progress! Good luck!
     
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    ha ha the real skill is being able to hide the mistakes, that makes me an expert.

    some progress

    my wife wanted the weathered picture frame look, I wasnt going to argue, she pretty much let's me do what I like in terms of tanks as she loves fish and coral aswell, so it was a small compromise. hides alot of imperfections aswell so it is a win win.

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