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Old 04-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #41
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Updated with picture. I really hope this fits lol, if not all of this will be for nothing!
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #42
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Wow I'm stupid for not seeing that picture (or not remembering). Anyways, do you need a clamp for it if it just hangs there? I don;t see a huge need for it... unless I'm being stupid again and it's for something else. Then please, yell at me by all means.

edit: Oh and how'd the tubes turn out? Did you end up getting a clear one before we were able to bring up the black tubes topic?
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #43
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I need the clamp as a way to hang it on the back of the tank. Since it's pre-made I don't have anything to hang on the rim of the tank. Unless I'm not getting what you mean?

Nope, still have the red tube.. didn't feel like going out today.

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:24 AM   #44
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What I meant is how it goes onto the tank. If you look at the pic, you can see the grey go across the top of tank wall. I was wondering if you overflow has something like that. If it did, then there wouldn't be a need for clamps.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:45 AM   #45
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Ah, no it didn't.

Well, it doesn't fit. I scooted the tank out and tried putting it in from the back as well.. no go. I took the compartments apart and tried putting them in separately.. still no go. I need about an inch on length and width.



So, sadly, this project is done. Bummer because I was doing so awesomely. :P I'm not going to rebuild on a smaller scale. Too much time and energy! I'll just buy one. Money wasn't the issue for this, I just thought it would be fun to do and see how cheap I could do it.

I learned lots of things though. How each part of a sump works, what it does, sump benefits, and even how to make one. I even learned that I am insanely strong, scooting a 55g full tank with 90 lbs rock and 60 lbs sand. Not a complete waste.

Sorry to those of you following along and thanks to those of you that helped.
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does the side of the containers still have area that you can cut off? If its going to be right against your wall, I wouldnt be to start of loosing some of the extra plastic on the side. (the part that the lid attaches to, not the actual side)
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 AM   #47
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Yeah I cut all of those off when I found out it wouldn't fit. It was almost a tight squeeze but it just plain doesn't fit.

Leave it to me to leave out the most basic requirement for building something. It has to fit!
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:23 AM   #48
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Wow that's disappointing. Oh well, at least you learned something. Knowledge is priceless
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Just curious, why is the middle sump container a different direction from the other two? I think if you rotate it, it would it
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:35 AM   #50
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I'm so disappointed

@Henry, there is a board in the middle of my stand. The containers were going to hang out the back 4-5 inches and I was fine with that. I rotated the middle one so it would fit inside the board.

The back of my tank is like this |_|_| on the inside.. so I tried to make a u-shape to go around that board.
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