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Dual Tubed Tank

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A couple of shots of the mods to Octane's new tank. We hope to finally plumb it all a up this weekend. This started out as a freshwater setup and it took us awhile to decide what to do about an overflow (in the past we have used black PVC pipe). Neal got creative and built two boxes with "castle turrets" that fit under the manufacturers equipment holes for drainage to the sump. There are two bulk heads (one on each side) that will be teed together with water going to the skimmer and sump. I plan on placing a sponge in the overflows to keep curious arms out and the holes will allow for removal for cleaning.

Neal added supports inside the lighting openings for the drilled (for heat escape) acrylic covers and attached the covers with an acrylic hinge.

The light hood was a joke. To get to the aquarium, the entire hood needed to be removed so we cut holes, made hingable covers and are attaching the lighting to the covers so that each side can flip open.

Finished pictures after the weekend (I hope :wink:)
 

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I can't take credit, Neal is the one who plays with the tools, I just come up with some of the ideas. Many guys complain that their wives won't let them get tools but not this one. For every tool Neal decides he wants, I already have 10 projects waiting to use it :biggrin2: and why can't I have another outlet here ???
 

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Water in the hole

After much longer than anticipated and a major accident with the table saw, Octane's tank is almost ready. It seems FedEx has lost our new pump but we have hooked up the old one for now (and may need to add more drainage for the new one as the return seems just right for the smaller one). The hood is still on the dining room table but has new bracing and new access holes with lids and new light fixtures ordered.
 

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I'm not too happy with the overflows and may try moving the Koralia's to the opposite side (the outer pipes are the inflow). The water goes through but the "stuff" seems to avoid the openings.
 

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