Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #101
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
The overflow box is a 1200 gph but it's designed differently. Its only 2" wide but flares out on the ends and it didn't work out for me anyway on this build. I may use it in my 29 gallon tank (if it will work) when I redo that one.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Yea I seen some like that before. Not alot of room depth wise, but nice looking.
__________________

__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #102
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,051
Yea I think if I use it for my 29 gallon I would probably have to go with 3/4" PVC in the overflow box because there just isn't enough room for the 1". Do you think that will work?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Bdonaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2014, 12:47 PM   #103
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
Yea I think if I use it for my 29 gallon I would probably have to go with 3/4" PVC in the overflow box because there just isn't enough room for the 1". Do you think that will work?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Yea, It should. You just don't want the return pump to push more water than the drains can handle.
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 06:59 AM   #104
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,051
[QUOT E=paul87;3097254]Yea, It should. You just don't want the return pump to push more water than the drains can handle.[/QUOTE]


Ok sounds good. I will check back with you when I start a thread for the 29 redo.



Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bdonaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 07:06 AM   #105
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,051
I was not able to do the plumbing on the tank because I realized that I didn't have all if the joining pieces that I needed. I ordered other pieces and should get them by tomorrow hopefully.

Did anyone paint the back of their tank? If so, what kind of paint did you use?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bdonaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #106
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
I was not able to do the plumbing on the tank because I realized that I didn't have all if the joining pieces that I needed. I ordered other pieces and should get them by tomorrow hopefully.

Did anyone paint the back of their tank? If so, what kind of paint did you use?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Plumbing is usually like that. Its rare you get everything in one trip. I painted the back of my glass with black gloss acrylic paint with a small foam roller and brush around bulkheads. At least 3 coats.
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 06:41 PM   #107
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
I was not able to do the plumbing on the tank because I realized that I didn't have all if the joining pieces that I needed. I ordered other pieces and should get them by tomorrow hopefully.

Did anyone paint the back of their tank? If so, what kind of paint did you use?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
I painted the back of mine. Black gloss - Krylon spray paint. I've painted a lot of tanks with various colors. Spray paint works very well as it give a nice even coat.
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 10:51 PM   #108
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ziggy953 View Post
I painted the back of mine. Black gloss - Krylon spray paint. I've painted a lot of tanks with various colors. Spray paint works very well as it give a nice even coat.
Come to think of it that is what I did on my 38. Got sone on my PVC. It was a 10 gallon I rolled, but it worked out great too. I use gloss black rustoleum I believe. Krylon works just as good id imagine. I'd go with gloss in for cleaning purposes. No matter flat, satin, or whatever it will be the same from the inside through the glass. Tape off your trim and sides of tank and anything else that you don't want painted.
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 11:26 AM   #109
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,051
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ziggy953 View Post
I painted the back of mine. Black gloss - Krylon spray paint. I've painted a lot of tanks with various colors. Spray paint works very well as it give a nice even coat.

Good to know Ziggy. Thanks, I will check on that Krylon.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bdonaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #110
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,051
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul87 View Post
Come to think of it that is what I did on my 38. Got sone on my PVC. It was a 10 gallon I rolled, but it worked out great too. I use gloss black rustoleum I believe. Krylon works just as good id imagine. I'd go with gloss in for cleaning purposes. No matter flat, satin, or whatever it will be the same from the inside through the glass. Tape off your trim and sides of tank and anything else that you don't want painted.

Sounds good Paul. Thanks, I will check that out to.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Bdonaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
40 gallon, gallon, setup, transfer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
combining adult and young discus fishes and fish transfer.. laoski Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-14-2012 07:55 PM
Tank Upgrading and Transfer of Existing DT Rock and Livestock tlkng1 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 11-05-2011 10:24 AM
saltwater tank setup (going bigger need to transfer) caseydavis Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 09-04-2010 11:50 PM
new tank setup and transfer questions kaz Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 9 04-17-2006 09:08 PM
Transfer of 10 gallon to established 30 gallon Joshsmit56001 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 10-08-2005 08:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.