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    New tank for my son

    Hi everyone, I am building my son a lighthouse aquarium and was wondering what you think.

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    what is a lighthouse aquarium?

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    What's your plan. Do you have a design/pics.
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    trying to get pics up but cannot figure out how

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    You have to post 15 post minimum then you can post from photobucket Click here to enlarge
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    I give up trying to put pics up. So far this is oneof the worst sites I have ever been on. Can't put pics up and every time you do something you have to log back in. It pisses me off and will never be back

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    See another unhappy person.

    I know it's setup like this for a reason, and I have owned two forums in the past, the autobot login and the security question should be enough. If your worried about spammers then you have mods for this reason to stop, ban, and move posts.

    I was really curious on this guys post.

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    If he gives up that easy, He'll have a hard time completing a custom aquarium build! Click here to enlarge

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    Sounds more like a UBF then anything.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by thelub Click here to enlarge
    Sounds more like a UBF then anything.
    UBF?
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    I can build almost anything I want, it is I did not build this computer so I do not know how it works sometimes. Yes I did figure it out I just can't put any pics up til after I make 15 posts Thanks

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    A term I used to use when I did technical support. User Brain Failure. I would tell a customer that was having a problem it was a UBF and it sounded technical enough they didn't ask what it mean. Click here to enlarge
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    Looking forward to seeing what a lighthouse aquarium looks like!



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    when i worked in help desk, we called it I D TEN T or ID10T, not in this case, but just saying we had fun with it. We also use to get calls for my pc says hit any key and I can't find it.


    These were DR's calling us! LMAO!!!! We use to put in an order, send a tech in the area of the hospital over, with a sharpie he would write anykey on the spacebar, and tell them it must have worn off.

    I can't wait to see this tank, hurry and post

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by is300soon Click here to enlarge
    when i worked in help desk, we called it I D TEN T or ID10T, not in this case, but just saying we had fun with it. We also use to get calls for my pc says hit any key and I can't find it.


    These were DR's calling us! LMAO!!!! We use to put in an order, send a tech in the area of the hospital over, with a sharpie he would write anykey on the spacebar, and tell them it must have worn off.

    I can't wait to see this tank, hurry and post

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    too funny

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by thelub Click here to enlarge
    A term I used to use when I did technical support. User Brain Failure. I would tell a customer that was having a problem it was a UBF and it sounded technical enough they didn't ask what it mean. Click here to enlarge
    LOL! going to remember that one, I can use that one as a Automotive Mechanic, so many times vehicles come in and because the customer didn't read the manual can't make something work properly so naturally it's broken, I will just send the work order back with that on it and tell them it will be $600 to fix it LOL!
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    ID 10 T is another staple and sounds even more technical than UBF
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    I have the pics. this is just the top part, still have to build the stand, but by the time it is done it should be about a 20 gallon tank stand 5 feet high and 2 feet across. I am going to paint it red and white so it will look like a real minature lighthouse.

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    VERY NEAT!!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by himie1969 Click here to enlarge
    I give up trying to put pics up. So far this is oneof the worst sites I have ever been on. Can't put pics up and every time you do something you have to log back in. It pisses me off and will never be back

    One of the worst sites? I dont have to log back in, ever I log in once and thats that. Sounds like you have a computer issue and not the website.


    What cracks me up is people thinking having to wait till 15 posts to post pictures is bad yet over on MFK I think its like 30 posts. Some people are just impatient, get involved and start responding to other posts, 15 posts goes by fast.


    Very neat project though, definitely curios to see how it turns out.
    Last edited by AllAlaskan; 03-05-2013 at 04:39 PM.
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    yeah you are right I am very impatient when it comes to my computer and the 15 posts was actually better than I thought.

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    Ya they go by pretty quick. I seen one guy on here found out on like post 8 or something and did a post count down to 15 on his build post lol. I couldnt help but crack up over that one.
    180 Gallon, 110 Gallon Long, 75 gallon, 55 gallon, 55 gallon, and 40 gallon breeder.

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    that is cool looking can't wait to see it done, very original idea, can't say I have ever seen a tank done like that. Click here to enlarge I guess cause I live in Alberta I should make one like an Oil rig or a grain elevator.
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    Got the top of it painted red, the stand cut and ready to be put together.
    Need to get some silicone to seal my tank now.

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    The post count thing is dumb. Locking registrations to the site is dumb. As was said before, you have mods to keep the spam down. This site has enough active users that there shouldn't be a post count limit for posting pictures. URLs are a different story, but pictures? The internet isn't a democracy though :P

    Your build looks pretty sweet! Thanks for sharing.
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    now have the the stand painted, windows and doors painted, and a temperary filter made. Still waiting for the silicone. Hope to have water in it soon

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    Very cool project! Glad you chose to stick around!! Click here to enlarge

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    Thanks Kordova. I had to stick around to much to learn. Even signed up to paypal so I could become a supporter too.

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    nice looking good!Click here to enlarge
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    I got it to hold water and is looking good. Now I have to figure out how to finish the top piece of it.





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