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The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby AquaBlue » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 4:12 pm

Sorry to hear
Wishing you and your family the best
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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby radioman » Mon 18 Jul, 2011 9:27 am

Just sending good thoughts for you and your family in these time.
I hope and wish all goes well for the future. Keep us up to date on how things are going.

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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby LamboAM » Mon 18 Jul, 2011 4:59 pm

Hi Frankie

Great to meet you last night. Wishing you and your family all the best.

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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby kenbut » Tue 19 Jul, 2011 8:22 am

So sorry to hear your news. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family.
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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby Tone » Tue 19 Jul, 2011 7:31 pm

Very sorry to hear about your youngster, Frankie. I wish you and your family all the very best.

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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby Sin » Tue 19 Jul, 2011 8:06 pm

Sorry to hear Frankie! Wishing you and your family all the best.

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Re: The Beginning of The End

Postby bj0075 » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 3:29 am

Very sorry to hear about your child Frankie. we wish you and your family all the very best.

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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 10:52 pm

Its been a while. :wavey:

The first night in a very long time that I've sat down, watched the cricket and started to think about what ill do with the extra free time.

My son is on the mend, which is a relief....for now.

Anyway, the wife ( I will refrain from calling her atilla the hun this time) wants me to start looking at house designs, looking at knocking down and building in the coming year.

So, having said this, it will give me a chance to incorporate my dream tank, sorry swimming pool

I have always wanted a very very large tank, i mean swimming pool. so the planning begins.

The wife has given it the ok in principle, as long as its not bigger then the swimming pool that I've promised her.

It is likely to be incorporated in an aviary/greenroom sort of room, one that will also house my birds (which i will be receiving in May :devil: pair of Blue and Gold Macaws, pair of scarlets and a single greenwing macaw - couldn't find unrelated pair)

anyway, from the ashes comes a new tank ..................

obviously their will have to be a budget.. anyone know next weeks lotto numbers.......
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby parrdog » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 10:56 pm

Awesome news about your son, mate, just awesome!!

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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby MeLLeR » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 10:59 pm

fantastic news about your son Frankie :thumbsup:

Pool/tank whatever it ends up will be fantastic no doubt. Budget?? You??? laughable!
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby locuus » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 11:42 pm

Fantastic news on all fronts :clap:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby Andy.B » Thu 09 Feb, 2012 7:52 pm

locuus wrote:Fantastic news on all fronts :clap:


Great news. wishing you and your family all the best mate :) sounds like you have a ripper of a tank planned. (and the birds!!)

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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby trish_p » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 7:10 pm

Very excited for you, on both family health and new tank thinking. :clap: Incorporate the birds flying above the tank with one huge 20 foot high glass frontage. Maybe the bird poop will help with the cycle. :roflmao:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 4:40 pm

All,

Finalising designs for new house.

Jabba The Hut (The wife, aka Atilla the hun) is go with new Aquarium.

Aquarium is likely to be 10m long by 3m wide by 80cm - 1m high (Concrete) and incorporated into an Aviary room.

A logistic nightmare, but have some good people working on this part of the project.

Knock down of house is in November 2013, so have a long way to go.

Cannot wait to get back into the hobby.
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby Alf D » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 4:46 pm

Good to hear all is going well Frankie.
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby terbit » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 5:11 pm

:withyou:
Good to see your still around Frank and all is well :thumbsup:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 7:35 pm

Well,

I can't wait.

Who am I kidding.

Im trying to be patient but can't.

The new house will take a couple of years to complete - mainly because of funding, partly because of location (New house is in Queensland - Samford Valley, things I do to see my state win an origin series - hoping to bring my bad luck up there and see the Blues win the next 7 in a row :devil: )

Anyway, have decided to make another man cave. :cheers:

Will start pouring slab tomorrow. Roughly 10m by 4.5m.

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Would like to have several tanks in the new room, I'm also hoping to get back into breading Tropheus again.

Would like to have a wall of tanks and starting to research these as an option:
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Will be having a marine tank again even though i promised the missus I would only do Cichlids, but what the hell, she won't be able to stop me once its all in place, you only live once.... and I did remember her birthday last year, she forgot mine again.......... :cheers:

Yes, that buys me at least 10 rash purchases or decision....at least 10, i reckon I can get a few more on top of that before she really considers a divorce.

Will be doing this project on the cheap, which means Ill be building everything myself - room wise that is, will post pixs as room takes form.

A couple new additions to the family:
Maya - now 13mths old , Female - Male coming in June
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Born in December, pix taken by my son on iPhone in March ( 3mths old) - receiving them when fully weaned , approx delivery time july/August - in time hopefully for room completion
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 10:58 am

Hey Frank. Super excited to see your new mega tank and more importantly, super SUPER excited to hear your young one is on the mend :)
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby ryanrid » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 4:27 pm

welcome back Frankie!!! :clap:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The Phoenix)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 8:32 pm

Its good to be back into something that should be relaxing...... :drink:

NEVER BLOODY AGAIN...EVER..EVER ...... After 8 long hours of cursing and sweating and swearing not to mention aching muscles, I have this to show............. NEVER AGAIN WILL I CONCRETE........EVER :nono: :nono: :nono:
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End up being 9.5m by 4.2m.

Im sore, annoyed, but turned out better then my last attempt.

Now not sure how long to leave it alone for to cure.

Ill get there.
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby blacjack » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 9:10 pm

:roflmao: The joys of concreting. Full cure is 28 days, but generally a week is ok to get on a slab and start working if your that keen.
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 9:12 pm

blacjack wrote::roflmao: The joys of concreting. Full cure is 28 days, but generally a week is ok to get on a slab and start working if your that keen.

I think ill need the month to recover. :konk:

My back is killing, bloody wheelbarrows (Pump guy failed to turn up).
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby blacjack » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 7:53 pm

Man that sucks, I feel for you. I can see why now it took 8 hours to get this done :wall:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby nudibranch » Wed 30 Apr, 2014 12:46 pm

Well while you lay on the couch and recover for a few days, have a flick through this guys journal and thank your lucky stars your not making your entire tank out of concrete !

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BTW, nice to see you you making a start on the fish room once again. :cheers:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Wed 30 Apr, 2014 2:20 pm

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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby Amphibian » Tue 06 May, 2014 10:46 pm

Frankie , hello are you there :poke:

show us some pictures and or updates !!

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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby sonofstarstamps » Tue 06 May, 2014 11:49 pm

Amphibian wrote:Frankie , hello are you there :poke:

show us some pictures and or updates !!

:cheers:

Not much to report, been reading a lot and researching. :nut:

Been to a couple of shops to source quotes for various tanks, some think I'm joking or pulling their leg, so I won't be returning to them, their loss. :wall:

Narrows down the options to the LFS that know me really, and they are not always the cheapest but I do know that they will deliver on what they say they will.

Taken the formwork off the slab, pretty proud of the outcome actually.

Letting it sit for a month before I start working on the stud walls.

Still trying to decided on how many tanks, best way to have tanks etc.

Only things i have purchased in the last couple of days is sliding doors, windows and solatubes.

Going to be a long slog but an enjoyable one.

Looking at buying a framing gun - going down to a family friends tool shop tomorrow to purchase a framing gun, always wanted one and possibly a compound sliding saw, again always wanted one, sit right next to the compound saw I already have and look nice and pretty......

On a positive note, my wife doesn't mind me getting back into marines, as long as i can keep a the electrical bill down to a reasonable level (used to be $2500 a quarter with tank, down to $750 a quarter without) will mean that everything will have to be as efficient as can be and that I get the best out of the solatube, not to mention the most efficient pumps that i can find.

Will be investigating solar power panels and see if its worth it or not also.

So really just reading up on products and specs of products, does your head in, have learnt a lot from my previous tanks, lucky i made a list previously of things id do differently hopefully implement things I've learnt and read on others journals into this new tank - have to remind myself though that we will be moving to our new house in 5 years with and that will have a monster tank - the logistics on that is crazy and the estimates of costs of construction of tank and hardware is mind boggling...... but thats in the near future.

Will update with pixs in coming weeks.... :cheers:
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Re: The Beginning of The End (The New Room)

Postby REDSEAMAX250 » Mon 22 Feb, 2016 6:41 pm

Wow this thread was full of highs and lows. What are you up to now did you manage to build that massive tank?
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