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Old 08-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #31
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PVC pipes have been glued with primer and cement
They are sitting in the garage now and drying. Working for the next three nights so they got PLENTY of drying time. Hope on Sunday we will be able to transfer everything to the living room so I can finalize everything!
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:43 AM   #32
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Today we finally got the tank moved into our living room Our neighbor had to help because 110lb me was completely incapable of lifting that monster LOL
Once inside I clean the tank and we placed the sump inside the stand which was another ordeal because the sump was too big and we had to do alot of readjusting and putting together afterwards
BUT all in all it looks AWESOME!
Tomorrow is sand and stone cleaning time and placing the guts inside the tank... Yeah!!
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good so far. Cant for more
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:48 PM   #34
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Ok, two days ago I started the aquaplaning and am fairly happy with the result. Oh boy was that a pain LOL
But I like it. It doesnt look half as good in the picture, and more details will be added once sand and water is in.

Also I added sand to the tank (not in pic) but somehow I miscalculated and ~2 inches are still missing *hmpffff*...working for the next few nights, so u will have to add more this coming weekend

Bit by bit it is coming together, getting more and more exciting
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subscribed. cant wait to learn and see it come along.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:21 AM   #36
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Well, the tank is ready to go
-sand washed
-sand added
-water filled

And what is, the sump return is mega loud like a Jacuzzi :,(
Also the tank now turned super milky even though I rinsed the heck out of that sand

Oh well, will work on the pluming some more tomorrow and get some carbon to hopefully help with the fat-free milk look in my tank

If anybody has any tips on how to fix loud noises in sump-intake part, I welcome anything
My guess is that it's taking in too much air
Gonna try smaller holes on the end-cap on the overflow pipe

ON A HAPPIER NOTE: I checked if my sump can handle a poweroutage and if it would overflow... IT WORKED GREAT! siphon break did it's job and sump was able to handle the back flow... At least something worked LOL
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hey any pictures?
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hey any pictures?
It looks so ugly I didn't take any LOL
I can post em tomorrow when I get up if it gets any better
Had to turn off the pluming as it was too loud for me to handle >.< so maybe it settled some in the am
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very cool thank you... also im good with ugly. im just learning so im sure its nothing as bad as my first attempt is going to be.

i look forward to the rest of your build.
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very cool thank you... also im good with ugly. im just learning so im sure its nothing as bad as my first attempt is going to be.

i look forward to the rest of your build.
Thx
If been doing aquariums for years, but this the first time I'm daring to build something myself and larger than ever... I expected mishaps and bumps along the road but it's getting frustrating after a while :,(
Tomorrow is a new day (obviously I can't sleep LOL) so maybe I can fix some issues
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