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Old 02-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, i'm a newbie to the sw hobby and am on the journey of building my own tank. i'm trying to recreate this tank i found on the internet, with a few tweaks of my own. I hope you'll help me, as i have or will have tons of questions. but for starters, here's the pic of the tank i want to recreate:

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Wow - that is an interesting setup. Best of luck on your journey. Welcome to AA.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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That's pretty darn cool. I can't say I've seen this setup before
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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That's pretty darn cool. I can't say I've seen this setup before
Does anyone know how to do the volcano waterfall? here's the link to the other person's website: Volcano Reef Tank | reef tools
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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The water overflowing from the waterfall is probably the return for the sump.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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It is, i just don't know how to mak it wher you won't be able to see the pipe stcking up from it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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wow, thats insane, probably one of the coolest tank setups Ive seen. That will be one heck of a build. Good luck and keep up *** posted!! take lots of pics
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #8
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if you build your own pvc pipes, and use a heat gun, you can run pipes anyway you want to. Which would actually be an easy way to do it, as long as youve played with pvc before. Now getting a hole in that big rock, thats another story
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lol The volcano is peices of dry rock glued together to make the volcano shape. i guess you glue it around the pvc return, to make the waterfall effect.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #10
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ahh. well that makes it simpler. looks like a fun build, but im sure its like working on a car, what seems simple and quick, will turn into a b*^%& and take forever to do. but hey, you be the only person you know to have a cool tank like that.
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