Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTMMWS
Ah man,,that stinks..I'm pretty sure only the bottom is tempered ...Did you see the tank.They would know if it was tempered or not .A tempered piece of glass will shatter into tiny bits of glass,,normal glass will just crack and break into big chunks ..
Yea they "said" it shattered so I just told them to throw it away and got off the phone quick before they had a chance to try and charge me for breaking my tank!

Oh well, I have read some posts that the newer models tend to have tempered glass on all panels. So I am scanning Craigslist for an older one in good condition. I also heard that you can test to see if they are tempered by wearing polarized glasses, not sure if its true but its sounds plausible.

I will continue posting to this thread once I find one.
__________________

__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 04:57 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Still waiting for the right tank at the right price to appear on CL, meanwhile I've installed the rocker switch into the stand, it will control the return pump (easy on / off for feeding, cleaning etc). I have also build the canopy to house the LED flood lights (I have another thread on these LEDs) just waiting for the paint to dry then I'm going to hang it up (above nothing because I'm tankless!). I have also made a DIY auto top off, with a Tom Aquatics aqua lifter pump. All I need now is the **** tank and I'm good to go.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1411226658.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	48.8 KB
ID:	77438   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2272470234.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	46.5 KB
ID:	77439  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-496706863.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	53.4 KB
ID:	77440  
__________________

__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Here's the DIY canopy, haven't inserted the LEDs yet...

I made it on a pulley system do I can raise it for maintenance.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1225709839.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	24.8 KB
ID:	77480   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3847510060.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	29.4 KB
ID:	77481  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-413160821.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	30.3 KB
ID:	77482  
__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Guess what's missing in this picture!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2751292090.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	30.3 KB
ID:	77483  
__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Hillage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 151
... No tank... But that setup looks nice. I'll be following this, interested to see what's coming next Good luck finding another tank.
__________________
Hillage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 03:44 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 1,156
Looks good. I can't see the tank!
__________________
EriksFish315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #27
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Hillage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by EriksFish315 View Post
Looks good. I can't see the tank!
Obviously it's just really clean...
__________________
Hillage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #28
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
I like the pulley system. How hard will it be to raise/lower once the tank is in place? Looks hard to reach or is that just the camera angle?
__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 AM   #29
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanMonster
I like the pulley system. How hard will it be to raise/lower once the tank is in place? Looks hard to reach or is that just the camera angle?
I plan on unhooking the canopy, placing it on the tank, switch the clip onto the next peg and hang the canopy back. Only takes 30 seconds but it's only for when I'm doing cleaning really. There's a 4" gap on the regular setting do its easy enough to feed them without raising it.
__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 01:26 AM   #30
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Update:::

I have modified the drain pipe so it has an emergency overflow pipe should the ATS slot pipe ever get clogged, simply drains straight to the sump with a siphon break (need to get an end cap with a hole in it just for looks).

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2079428750.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	27.4 KB
ID:	77872

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-955257207.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	50.8 KB
ID:	77873

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2848966145.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	55.0 KB
ID:	77874

I have added a power strip across the back, plugged everything in and tidied the cables.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4252299614.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	63.0 KB
ID:	77875

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-99184250.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	60.2 KB
ID:	77876

Installed the ATO.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2369060954.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	40.6 KB
ID:	77880

It's getting there, it's a lot of pipe work and although it's all really compact I've made it all very accessible. Need a tank!

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4142435972.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	61.1 KB
ID:	77881

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1391081325.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	38.9 KB
ID:	77882
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1552562939.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	60.4 KB
ID:	77877  
__________________

__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
55 gallon, build, diy

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
62 gallon build thread and tank showcase iheartmyed9 Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 19 12-30-2011 01:05 PM
28 Gallon SW Build...hopefully... BfishLpond78 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 374 10-29-2011 11:02 PM
Predatory or Peaceful build zacheyp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 10-19-2011 10:21 PM
Nik's 45 Gallon Build DJFam Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 10-12-2011 01:33 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.