kirk_m

Kirk_M's 120 gallon

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I spoke to Chip earlier today, he said they are typically taking 2-3 weeks for builds at this time.  The bad news is that deliveries are done on Thursdays.  They can't ship it to the store either, he says, because it is to wide to fit through the front door.

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13 hours ago, 110reef said:

Yes, TK! Doh!

 

He helped me move my 240 in the house. As we were going through the doorway, the other two guys holding up one end of the tank could not fit through the door so TK suddenly had the entire weight of the tank. He handled it with no problem. Amazing.

 

And quite the fisherman!

 

 

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Hahah...that's a picture for the ages with Coffey wearing the man-capris and rocking a man-bun.

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Got word the other day that delivery will be next Thursday, the 28th, at some time in the early afternoon.

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How's everything been holding up in the tubs?



Recently, bad. This might wind up being a fish only system shortly :(

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Well,  things didn't work out.  Planet Aquarium messed up the tank design, and put two overflows.  The stand was built correctly with one overflow cutout, on the left, as specified, but, the right side of the stand was designed to be a dry compartment, so, no overflow was to be used there.  Tank arrived with overflows on both sides.  What little look I got at the tank itself, the silicone work looked shoddy.  They also left the back of the stand open, where I specified I wanted it closed.   Back on the truck to Texas, for another six weeks for another tank to be built.  Sigh.

 

I'm also appalled by the lightweight build of the stand.  My 120 gallon's stand probably weighs 3 times as much, is made of double laminated 3/4" oak plywood (so 1.5" thick on all sides), has five double laminated 3/4" (1.5" total thickness each)  joists running from side to side (on both the bottom and the top of the stand), and is ROCK SOLID LEVEL and no twisting occurs when lateral pressure is put on it. 

 

This stand, which is supporting a tank that is twice the size is only made of 3/4" ply with three to four 2x4 braces put in there randomly to give support.  It's not level and rocks on the floor (the floor is 100% level as checked with a six foot level by me yesterday before delivery) requiring the use of shims, and, if I stand on top if it, and sway back and forth, the stand sways along with me.  I can only imagine the same would occur if a wave is being generated inside the tank via Vortechs.  I am sure this is because they did NOT close the back of the stand (combined with what I think is really substandard material thickness and bracing).

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Dang, that sucks to hear Kirk.  I'm sure you were pretty excited on delivery day, only to be let down pretty severely.  Hopefully they come through with a nice tank for you in the end.

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