Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-17-2010, 04:50 PM   #41
Aquarium Advice Addict
Etunes's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,162
Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Keep in mind, the "overflow" I used is not very efficient. It was just the easiest and cheapest way for me to do it.
Cheap is efficient. lol

It is all about the oddballs
Etunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2010, 09:41 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 478
Originally Posted by Etunes View Post
Cheap is efficient. lol
The funny thing is, I have no idea why this type of "overflow" isn't used more often. Yes, the pipes are SOMETIMES noisy, but most of the time they are completely silent.

I guess it's because if someone is going to drill a tank, it's probably empty, and they'd much rather just make an over flow...? I dunno.

corrado33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #43
Aquarium Advice Freak
Pecktec's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 202
So is the tank still going now? How is it holding up?
Lover of Fish and Roller Derby and shameless YouTube promoter.

Pecktec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #44
Aquarium Advice Addict
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
IMO- id place a tightening screw on the top middle of the wood frame and a hole in the corresponding spot on the top of tank. this way when you slide your tank into the frame, you simply tighten the screw down and TA-DA you got a locked in tank! and being as to how you said youll have some extra empty space in the tank, you dont have to worry about water on the screw. but please if you decide to try this, make sure and use a hand screwdriver to tighten it down, that way you wont over tighten and crack/ break anything. and also PRE-DRILL your holes...
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 02:13 AM   #45
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 587
I have a fluvel edge and theres nothing holding the tank in. the base is prob 2/3 the size of the bottom of the tank therefore gravity holds it in place. With the amount of weight from the water, its pretty hard for it to tip.

Wasn't going to post because of how old the thread was, but someone already did

Henry405 is offline   Reply With Quote

acrylic, diy, fluval, fluval edge, stand, tan, val

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First attempt diy need advice: 72 gall aquarium stand oneball DIY Projects 49 08-31-2009 04:47 AM
Fluval edge aquarium? Mystery Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-23-2009 12:37 AM
DIY Aquarium stand for 75 gallon. Reefer27 DIY Projects 13 03-04-2009 05:47 PM
DIY Aquarium? Acrylic supplies vendor? Raker333 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 02-05-2006 04:23 PM
DIY AQUARIUM STAND panther1505 DIY Projects 3 06-01-2004 09:03 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.