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Old 01-07-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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Following the latest adventure ! You are as bad as I am. Still getting my 240 going and I'm already looking at trying to find a 60g cube for the bedroom (want a reef).
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There were a ton on Amazon...but I wouldn't know where else to get them in honesty.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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A piece of foam insulation will do. Go to home depot. 1/4" or so...
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #15
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+1 Styrofoam insulation from HD.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:40 AM   #16
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OK. So a trip to Lowes is in order. Just down the street so thats like nothing. lol

I would want the layer of insulation cut to the exact measurement of the tank right? No hanging over or pretty much is it supposed to be so exact you dont even see it?

I've got and am still having all sorts of ideas for this build. Cant wait to get it started.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:24 AM   #18
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I would want the layer of insulation cut to the exact measurement of the tank right? No hanging over or pretty much is it supposed to be so exact you dont even see it?
They sell the styrofoam panels in 4'x8' sections like plywood. They may have smaller panels also (2'x4' maybe). Either way you can cut it to the exact size you need. I would probably just place the larger styrofoam panel on the stand, add the tank and then trim off the excess.

To trim and cut styrofoam, use a utility knife to scour one side of it. Then snap it off. Don't use any power saws or you'll be asking for a huge mess. Super easy to do.
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Thanks Rick, I appreciate the tips. Just waiting for lowes to open, its 2 am here and I am just swapping between raiding in WOW and the internet. lol
I'm sure I;ve seen those panels too so I know just where to go. I am on the lookout for a local reef club member to drill the tank for me. I posted in our forum and have 2 people already that might be able to do it.
SOOO now that stability has been addressed, what size holes should I be drilling?
I was thinking a 1.5 inch hole for the 1 inch bulkhead for the inflow and a 1 inch hole for a 3/4 inch bulkhead for the return.

This is what I gather from glass-holes.com. Though I think I can borrow or get someone to use their own drillsaw thingees I don;t know what my options are as far as the black plastic overflow thing, but the one at that website I was on above doesn have teeth on their small overflows....
Need some guidance here please lol
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Oh that's right. I forgot you're playing Wow. I bought Panda, but could never get myself to level to 90. I just couldn't take the grind anymore. I do miss raiding with friends though.

As for the holes, I believe that 1" bulkheads require 1 3/4" hole saw if you're using the ABS bulkheads. The Sched 80 require a bit bigger hole saw. The 3/4" ABS bulkheads need 1 3/8" hole saw. (can also use 1.5" I think). It really depends on the OD of the bulkhead.

I thought glass holes had acrylic weirs (with teeth) that you could purchase from them?
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