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« on: March 07, 2011, 12:36:42 AM »

went from doing 4 to 12 skulls at once.
-90 gallon stock tank - metal
-1/2 playwood cut to size of tank, weather strip on the top of tank to prevent evaporation
- 6 holes fit the 5 gallon buckets snuggly
- caswell heater with water pump inside to move things around (I will change the caswell out sooner or later for a heating element but it has been working GREAT)
- insulation on the the outside and styrofoam on the bottom


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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 12:38:23 AM »

I was doing just fine with my old setup - trick was I had all my customer thinking that a 3 year turnaround was normal   ;D


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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 06:18:24 AM »

Nice set up.  You gave me an idea that once I slow down I'm gonna have to try.  Can you show more pics?  Can you take the plywood off so we can see the inside setup?
What is the operating temp.? What are the dimensions of the whole tank insulation and all?
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 09:03:33 AM »

When I don't let mine breath, I get problems with  mold. Why don't you. It gets on my horns
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 09:25:16 AM »

Nice setup.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 11:43:37 AM »

Slick!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 04:32:41 PM »

more pics


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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 04:39:43 PM »

tank runs at 115* from a caswell heater........though I plan on changing that out when things slow down.

Over all dimensions
49"L x 30"W x 14" H


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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 07:07:01 PM »

look for another type material for your top, the plywood wont last long that way
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 08:50:04 PM »

Or fiberglass it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 09:04:48 PM »

Although this is a cool setup, I was brousing thru the local shopper newspaper today and found a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub for FREE.   I started using these about two years ago. Built in heater, pump and motor. So now I have two. These things work GREAT.  If you guys ever run across one, grab it fast. Combine those with the set up here and you have a winner. The one I got today is a two seater. I mean two person tub. I will set it up very similar to the set up here.  Nice setup.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 09:32:32 PM »

I sealed the plywood with a dozen coats of MinWax Helmsman.  It is awesome stuff!!  Keeps the moisture out of the wood and is solid as a ROCK!! No peeling or fading or soft spots.  Love it
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 01:06:37 PM »

Nice set up
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 03:30:39 PM »

Only down side I see is having to empty 5 gallon buckets. Heavy ! But nice set up.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 06:04:45 PM »

coop what do you do?
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