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Old 04-04-2013, 10:55 PM   #11
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Thanks Terrance. I'll go look that bad boy up right now.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 AM   #12
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IMO you can't go wrong with any of the skimmers on your list except the Vertex because I've never looked into them. This simple decision might take you a few days Pick one skimmer and research all reviews and videos for 3 days. If you can stick with one skimmer throughout the 3 days, then buy it. The longer you wait to research, the more satisfied you'll feel about your purchases.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:47 AM   #13
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Been looking at videos of the BM Curve 5 all morning. Looks like a pretty good unit, plus I like the footprint on it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
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Just finished putting together my diy light light hanger out of 3/4 EMT Conduit with 4 90 degree couplings. Came out pretty decent.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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Where did you get the egg crate from?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #16
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Got mine at Lowes. They have them at Home Depot as well in the lighting section. It's called a light diffuser.
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It's funny every body calls it egg crates, which, I don't think, has anything to do with aquariums. Anyhow thanks, I'll be getting one and cutting to fit.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #18
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Cool. I got some more progress done on my tank today. Drilled the hole for the return and the three for the bean animal overflow. Installed bulkheads on all four as well.


3/4 Inch return.

Three 1 3/4 holes for the bean animal overflow.

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Bulkheads installed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #19
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Finally got some Plumbing for the bean overflow done.


Building the overflow box.


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