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Old 10/20/2008, 10:20 AM   #279
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Location: Triad NC
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My only concern about dowels is their stability. If you can get say 2" diameter or greater I would definitely go this route. Smaller than 1" would IMHO not be stable enough unless they were linked together (which is why I suggested egg crate -- but can see the drawback with that method). If I cannot find large dowels then I think I will glue the smaller ones together with acrylic to form a grid.
I'm really taking my time with this project but am making progress -- I poured the curb for the wall of the new equipment room this morning and lumber order is going in this afternoon.
Watch out for a "Newbie Builds His First Reef" post on RC (with lots of pics - reefers just LOVE pictures )


"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. "
Sir Winston Churchill praising those young RAF pilots.
August 20th 1940
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Current Tank Info: 60x30x24 200G AO custom glass tank, basement equipment room, 30G and 55G Fuges, LifeReef sump & 30" skimmer.
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