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Old 07-14-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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safety question

Is it safe to remove the black trim on top of my 125g... If not is there a safe way to reinforce it plan is to cut a slit for and external overflow box and keep the max height of the water
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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I have been thinking about attaching my over flow boxes seme perm to the glass, inside and out. might be an alt idea if you can't.

Not sure really, had some shop guy say trim was just for decoration and not a have to, but I have also read warnings on top fin tanks never to use if trim is damaged or removed.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure it supportsthe top that's a lot of water behind glass...I might just remove it cut the skit n put it back on
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:57 AM   #4
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When I got my tank"used" one corner was not together, and another was lifting up. For my own peace of mind I fixed then before filing, although idk how much good they do.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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What size tank ?
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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What size tank ?
75 gal,

just to be clear, I'm not suggesting you do this. Can you find some one who could drill the tank for you?
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Yes drilling works well I wouldn't mess with the trim of the tank. It holds everything together. The guy at the store probably just wanted you to by a new tank...
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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I've decided to go with a small overflow box on the inside of the dt about 2"x16"x7", I also plan to have a ledge extending the length of the back of the tank similar to a coast to coast but instead of a box it will just be a signal glass strip siliconed on a angle feeding into the internal box for the external I plan to modify a 5 gallon with a ba overflow in it ...the question is how big should the hole(s) be connecting the internal and external?
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I've decided to go with a small overflow box on the inside of the dt about 2"x16"x7", I also plan to have a ledge extending the length of the back of the tank similar to a coast to coast but instead of a box it will just be a signal glass strip siliconed on a angle feeding into the internal box for the external I plan to modify a 5 gallon with a ba overflow in it ...the question is how big should the hole(s) be connecting the internal and external?
If I followed that correctly, your asking how large a hole, and connecting pipe work for the drain should be. It depends on your tank size, and pump flow. Your can google that information easily.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #10
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I'm asking how large the hole connecting the dt to the external overflow box should. Where water enters the external box...sorry about the confusion.. I drew a picture because I'm having a hard time describing it ...the 2 holes that are up right in the picture
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