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Old 07-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #51
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I was going to just make the sides and the bottom and silicon them directly to the side of the dt, this way no bulk heads are needed inbetween the tank and the external.. I will use the standard 3 drains for the bean animal thru the bottom of the external
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #52
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I would think you would need more support on the external. unlike an internal, the water weight will have more of a factor on the silicone holding it. ???
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I would think you would need more support on the external. unlike an internal, the water weight will have more of a factor on the silicone holding it. ???
I agree I will definitely look into how to reinforce it
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #54
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That's why I was picturing a full box siliconed with the bulkheads would help with support. That still might be too much stress on the holes in the tank. I guess you could always just build a support underneath, or use you bean anamal rigid plumbing to help support. Seems risky. Make it happen and post pics
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What are you considering for substrate? I'm debating bare bottom, what do you think?
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What are you considering for substrate? I'm debating bare bottom, what do you think?
I will start out bare bottom, can always add some live sand if I wanted later
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #57
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Started building the sump yesterday and put the last baffles in water test tommorow
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #58
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I was looking at reactors and I was wondering if I can fill my fluval 405 with the media and nothing else? I'm guessing it won't be as efficient as a reactor itself but would it work?
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How's your overflow going
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Haven't gotten around to it yet but im going to build a small scale model using a 10 gal to see if my idea will work... Besides that sump is done leak test tomorrow and the 30b I was gonna use as a frag tank is gonna b used as a separate dsb fuge, I was also thinking about a diy algae scrubber what you think?
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