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Old 09-02-2011, 12:03 PM   #41
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Fits great and I still have room for a removable shelf.





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Old 09-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #42
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I have to say I really like the fact you can disconnect the hoses then pull it on that shelf to do maintenance.
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I won't even have to disconnect everything. I can just close the valve and shut off the pump and pull. The overflow will come down to a 90 elbow and have a spray bar right in the rear hole.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #44
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I won't even have to disconnect everything. I can just close the valve and shut off the pump and pull. The overflow will come down to a 90 elbow and have a spray bar right in the rear hole.
Very cool bit of engineering!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #45
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No real updates this weekend. I went camping/wheeling in western Virginia all weekend. I snagged a bunch of rocks from the mountains and was going to see if I could use some in the tank.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #46
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ok... back to it this week with an update on the plumbing. Everything is glued, painted and now installed. I'm working on the drip tray and media trays today. Hopefully the background install as well. The goal is water this weekend!!!!!!















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Looking good sir!
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #48
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I just got the bottom 1/2 o the background in. You can't see that 5/8" inlet at all unless you are on the floor looking up. Note the gap at the bottom. The background was a bit short for the tank but the price was right. I'm doing almost an 1/2" of Fluorite, and another 1"-2" of pool sand and Aragonite. Then from front to back it will get a bit thicker to simulate some dept as well as have the rocks piled up. I'm filling up most of the back portion with 2" of the older gravel I have.

I'm also soaking the rocks I grabbed so I can start scrubbing them good. The look really red right now. The lighting in the house and outside was totally different and the rocks have some redish clay/mud on them from the soil up there.



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Here is the powerhead setup behind the wall. It's pulling water from the bottom of the front and shooting it down in the back to help make some circulation. I hooked up the overflow's air tubing to the powerhead input to pull contently in the case air bubbles form.


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The background is all done. You can't tell at all from any angle that it's cut. I chopped out a few spots along the top for the overflow and glued scrap pieces from the side trimmings behind them so that you can't really see the water inlets.





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