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    Default Re: "Warming Ideas" needed... for tank in garage

    Shane, I forgot! (Re: autorotate)

    Sorry boss!

    Meanwhile, I've had to cut out all silicone to re-do it. Someone didn't know how before me so I'm still removing silicone since I know it's pointless to re-do until 100% clean.

    Going to start stealing old pallets to use for the woodwork. I love the spray foam idea and might line with wax paper... actually, maybe luan in case foam eats wax paper.
    -Elliot

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    Sounds awesome. Please post the pics as it starts to come together.
    -Shane

    Discus do it bare bottom.

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    Will do, Shane! I just re-sealed the tank. Stupidly I did a first attempt at resealing with not enough sealant on hand and I knew it wouldn't work.

    Did a leak test and the 55gal still leaks. So then I took the time to stripped all silicone out of the bottom and each of the four corner joints of side panes. 36 hours ago, re-sealed it the way I should've done the first time.

    Planning to re-leak test Friday afternoon (through Sunday). From there, I'll borrow someone else's vehicle when I "snatch&grab" pallets from the nearby Food Lion that's what I will use for the wood.
    -Elliot

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    Default Re: "Warming Ideas" needed... for tank in garage

    I just skimmed this old thread so maybe you covered it already, but as far the tank itself, have you seen this old thread? I still insulate my tanks with Reflectix and I'm still sold on it. As long at you only care about viewing the front it's gret. I even have it only on the back side of bow front and it helps a lot to retain heat.

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ight=reflectix

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    Default Re: "Warming Ideas" needed... for tank in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    I just skimmed this old thread so maybe you covered it already, but as far the tank itself, have you seen this old thread? I still insulate my tanks with Reflectix and I'm still sold on it. As long at you only care about viewing the front it's gret. I even have it only on the back side of bow front and it helps a lot to retain heat.

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ight=reflectix
    Brian, I looked it up and the same thing is now $30. a roll from Amazon.
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    Default Re: "Warming Ideas" needed... for tank in garage

    It comes in several lengths and sizes. A 2'x25' roll at Lowes is $25, way more than needed for a 55G. All anyone had in stock when that post was created was 16" wide so I had to splice it. I still use pretty low powered heaters on my tanks, 50w in my 20g's, 75w in my 30g's and 150-200w in my 55's.

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    Default Re: "Warming Ideas" needed... for tank in garage

    Brian, THAT'S info I definitely need! Hell yeah! I was thinking of only having one END viewable. Planning on framing out a "window" on the exposed end of it.
    -Elliot

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastry View Post
    Will do, Shane! I just re-sealed the tank. Stupidly I did a first attempt at resealing with not enough sealant on hand and I knew it wouldn't work.

    Did a leak test and the 55gal still leaks. So then I took the time to stripped all silicone out of the bottom and each of the four corner joints of side panes. 36 hours ago, re-sealed it the way I should've done the first time.

    Planning to re-leak test Friday afternoon (through Sunday). From there, I'll borrow someone else's vehicle when I "snatch&grab" pallets from the nearby Food Lion that's what I will use for the wood.
    "Snatch & Grab" at the Food Lion! Sounds like an adventure - LOL!!
    -Shane

    Discus do it bare bottom.

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