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My Aquarium

It was quite a hassle getting my aquarium delivered. See I originally ordered the aquarium about 2 years prior while I was still married. The aquarium never got delivered, and through the process of divorce the order was cancelled. Fast forward 2 years and a new order was placed, only the company didn't want to deal with me because they remembered me canceling the aquarium 2 years prior. A new set of blue prints for a newly designed aquarium, and cash in the hand of a close friend, the aquarium was ordered by Jason and 9 months later it showed up.

The aquarium was made in Calgary, Canada and was shipped through International Freight by Mayflower. It's kind of neat getting an aquarium delivered to your home by a semi :) Ironically, the driver of the Mayflower truck was my buddy Jeremy, who I hadn't seen in several years.

The aquarium arrived on wheels and was very easily rolled into my garage and removed from the wheels. I quickly unpacked the crates to inspect my empty glass box, complete with a "Made in Canada" sticker in the right corner of the glass.

And there it would sit for maybe 6 months before it could be filled. It served as a constant reminder and motivator to keep moving forward on the project. The aquarium measures 8 feet long, 30 inches wide, and 25 inches tall - roughly 320 gallons. Euro-bracing was used (no center braces) for ease of maintenance. Starfire Glass was used, a glass which is made with lower iron content, thereby making Starfire glass roughly 30% clearer than normal glass - perfect for an aquarium. A single overflow in one corner housing two 1.5" drains and two 2" closed-loop intakes, which are cornered by the overflow to help conceal them, will provide the circulation once up and rolling.

To see all the photos from the delivery please view this link.

To continue on with the project move to the plumbing portion.

Delivery Day ~ The Plumbing ~ The Closet~ The Stand ~ The Tile ~ Move In ~ The Canopy ~ Filling

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