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Old 10-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #51
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That always helps, I'm going to get another Koralia evo 1400 so I'll have 4 powerheads to mess around with
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #52
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Ok so my tank is currently getting the overflow holes drilled and will be finished hopefully by Sunday. The guy at the LFS said it took him 2.5 hours for 1 of the holes a couple nights ago... Yikes. Anyways the stand should hopefully be primed and painted this weekend, and I'm gonna be building my sump hopefully. Picked up a 30 gallon long for that so I'll have plenty of room for a fuge. I still hafta order a new skimmer and return pump... I'll post some pics of the drilled side when I get it stay tuned
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #53
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Picked up a 30 gallon used tank from a LFS for $25, a sheet of acrylic from lowes for $10 (they will even cut it for free!) and a tube of silicone for $8... Here's the product. Not the prettiest, but have a 14" in with skimmer chamber, 16" fuge, and 5" return.


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The "in" side is the left side... I plan on putting a sponge in the bubble trap to the right.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #54
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The baffles are 9" tall, so I need to rest my skimmer on something to boost it up 2", any suggestions?
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #55
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I have my skimmer on a dinner plate lol.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #56
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Lol thats funny! I was thinking about just stacking some egg crate a couple inches high?
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #57
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A lot of people use eggcrate... I use a little round Tupperware container lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #58
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Ok so we got a dinner plate a piece of Tupperware... Any other kitchen essentials work??
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #59
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Picked up a 30 gallon used tank from a LFS for $25, a sheet of acrylic from lowes for $10 (they will even cut it for free!) and a tube of silicone for $8... Here's the product. Not the prettiest, but have a 14" in with skimmer chamber, 16" fuge, and 5" return.

The "in" side is the left side... I plan on putting a sponge in the bubble trap to the right.
Have them cut it if you can. I cut my hand on some acrylic scoring it and it hurt like ****! Also, silicone will hold it but not well. I would get the glue and put it on the edges. It chemically melts it so to speak and then seal it really well with the silicone. The last thing you want to happen is you get everything up and running and your baffles fall. That would suck and you would end up having to do it over. I learned about silicone and plexiglass the hard way. Thank god it wasn't for my sump but the project I was working on took a long time. Had to start over...
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #60
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Picked up a 30 gallon used tank from a LFS for $25, a sheet of acrylic from lowes for $10 (they will even cut it for free!) and a tube of silicone for $8... Here's the product. Not the prettiest, but have a 14" in with skimmer chamber, 16" fuge, and 5" return.

The "in" side is the left side... I plan on putting a sponge in the bubble trap to the right.
Ok...forget what I just typed...didn't see this! LOL!
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