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PicO Aquariums

Custom External Herbie Overflow

Dual Return Tank

VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

Click Here for Tank Pictures!

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Old Tank

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Edited by BattleAthletics, 27 January 2015 - 03:00 AM.

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That is the quite the set-up.


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That is the quite the set-up.


Yes it is. I've yet to even finish half the intro page but I appreciate you stopping by. I've got a busy day tomorrow at work, hopefully it goes by quick. The silicone on the massive overflow box is curing. Gah, the smell of vinegar.
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Pics or it didn't happen :)


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Drilling is scary, but fun.

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Bulkhead installation

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Silicone the overflow box, yeah its huge.

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Now to wait for it to cure.

 

A 45mm diamond drill holesaw bit(1in) was used with a guide that I made using scrap acrylic.

I drilled the acrylic first and used clamps underneath and the jig above where I was going to cut into. I measured the box, split the dimensions in 1/3rds and marked where I wanted it to be. I had a friend pour some water out of (this) to cool down the hole saw.

 

The same goes for the 39mm diamond drill holesaw bit(3/4 in).


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Drilling is scary, but fun.


Agreed.
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Looking good BA, following :)

Drilling is definitely easier than people think it is..
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Need constant updates.....

 

 

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10 on the counter!

Back to a simple life :)


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Need constant updates.....

 

 

omgomgomg

I promise to constantly update with pictures.

 

Looking good BA, following :)

Drilling is definitely easier than people think it is..

Yeah it is, just use a good jig and a water source.

 

Pics or it didn't happen :)

Coming!


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I like it!
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So cool to follow his tank under new management :).
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This is gonna be a sexy tank! :naughtydance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for a Texan tank.


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DON'T TALK ABOUT LALANI LIKE THAT!  :angry:


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Woot woot!
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I can certainly mirror your comments about the community here (outside the lounge of course)...I have been out of the hobby for more than a year and just returned.  Folks have been very generous with their time, knowledge, and materials.

 

Equally encouraging is seeing a legacy system passing the torch from one owner to another.  Please keep us posted on Mark's progress...hope he is recovering and can rejoin us sometime soon.

 

Will be watching your progress with interest!


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Looks good! This build is pro!


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I like it!

Me too! Hehe.

 

:happydance:

So cool to follow his tank under new management :).

I've got a LONG LONG way before it looks like his used to. But hes been a big help so far. I haven't talked to him in a week, hope to hear from him soon. 

 

This is gonna be a sexy tank! :naughtydance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for a Texan tank.

Thanks Kim, ill be needing your assistance too.

 

Woot woot!

This comment reminded me of this video, funniest Tosh.0 video ever IMO.

 

http://youtu.be/u-N2lk0znE8?t=8m2s

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Of course.

 

I can certainly mirror your comments about the community here (outside the lounge of course)...I have been out of the hobby for more than a year and just returned.  Folks have been very generous with their time, knowledge, and materials.

 

Equally encouraging is seeing a legacy system passing the torch from one owner to another.  Please keep us posted on Mark's progress...hope he is recovering and can rejoin us sometime soon.

 

Will be watching your progress with interest!

Thanks evanski, your comment means allot because of a key note you said. "Legacy System" One thing ive learned is that ive got big shoes to fill. I hope to make mark proud.

 

Nice score!

Thanks! Ever get things settled out with "Edwierd"?



Looks good! This build is pro!

Im looking to mimic what you have! I can only hope and try.


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MedRed

 

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Looks like your off to a kick @ss start! Congrats on the new journey. 


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Battle, Things are looking good.  I like to see the documentation taking place on the tank.  Keep this up and it will become a great resource for all of us.


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Interesting Build... MedRed's tank is one of my favorites.
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Looks like your off to a kick @ss start! Congrats on the new journey. 

Thanks Zia! Ive been a long follower of your tanks, I even remember asking about your ReefSavvy tank you were thinking of selling. Your display tanks will win TOTM's one day for sure!

 

Battle, Things are looking good.  I like to see the documentation taking place on the tank.  Keep this up and it will become a great resource for all of us.

Coming from a master of perfection I truly appreciate the comment, as in your thread, I will try and be as specific as I can in describing everything I am doing and planning to do. Your attention to detail made me want to create a tank thread where people could come and simply click a button to go to a specific item that I have or even a picture describing what I have, a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

Interesting Build... MedRed's tank is one of my favorites.

Hey there fellow local!


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You will put your inspiration to shame!
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