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Lingwendil
14 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Well time for an update I finished building my tank and HOB filter!!

the tank 12x6x8 the back panel is p95 black acrylic and the bottom is p95clear acrylic (p95 is matte on one side) and I had to put in an background cause who likes to stare at a blank wall for 6 months?

 

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Now for the HOB 

4x8x3 (0.4155 gal)

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i still have to build the surface skimmer mod for the HOB..

 

stay tuned!

Please 'splain. Need details my man, that looks clean! I was considering making a HOB or fuge for this tank and my 40 breeder, that looks neat so far...

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A Little Blue
1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Thanks I didn’t want to have a blank back panel or get a cling. Took about 30 minutes to draw and etch 

 

Thanks! I still have a few more mods to make. 

 

I have seen few creative designs but this is quite special. Don’t care much about other mods as this etching job won me over but I am still a little curious. 

Bravo👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Friendly

what are you going to use to move water through your HoB?

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8 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

I have seen few creative designs but this is quite special. Don’t care much about other mods as this etching job won me over but I am still a little curious. 

Bravo👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

🙏 thanks. There is still more to come

 

2 minutes ago, Friendly said:

what are you going to use to move water through your HoB?

I have a 160gph pump which will be modified and permanently attached to the HOB. I will have to show it’s one complete piece. Cause I know a bunch of people will harp/complain.

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43 minutes ago, Lingwendil said:

Please 'splain. Need details my man, that looks clean! I was considering making a HOB or fuge for this tank and my 40 breeder, that looks neat so far...

What do you want me to explain?

 

Thanks 🙏 

 

You should make your own! It’s actually quite simple but I believe I reinvented the wheel a bit but it’s my own piece of art well mostly it’s setup to function on the long term.. I’m trying to make it a ultra “low maintenance” but we shall see

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1 hour ago, Ratvan said:

That looks amazing

🙏 thanks! I will have to check out everyone else’s setups

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Lingwendil
46 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

What do you want me to explain?

 

Thanks 🙏 

 

You should make your own! It’s actually quite simple but I believe I reinvented the wheel a bit but it’s my own piece of art well mostly it’s setup to function on the long term.. I’m trying to make it a ultra “low maintenance” but we shall see

I'm just curious how you will do media, in/out, etc

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1 hour ago, Lingwendil said:

I'm just curious how you will do media, in/out, etc

Well I could use filter floss/media in the left chamber or have it in the surface skimmer mod. I haven’t decided yet..

I might use some brightwell nano media. which I will have to make a basket for,  so it doesn’t spill all over the place for “maintenance”.  I do have extra inserts which can be used too.D8F3D6AD-EBE6-4554-8E34-B9D2AE890A0A.thumb.jpeg.56600fc41125d359d3370cb6ee624f69.jpeg

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Lingwendil

Is it getting an external pump, and hanging inside the tank?

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3 hours ago, Lingwendil said:

Is it getting an external pump, and hanging inside the tank?

The intake will be sitting in the surface skimmer area which I have completed today...  unfortunately I have to redo the HOB filter. The inlet is upside down 🙃lol

i could be “janky” and drill a hole where it would be but nope 👎 

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1 minute ago, This guy is extra salty said:

The intake will be sitting in the surface skimmer area which I have completed today...  unfortunately I have to redo the HOB filter. The inlet is upside down 🙃lol

i could be “janky” and drill a hole where it would be but nope 👎 

Janky Janky Janky!🤙👍

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10 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

Janky Janky Janky!🤙👍

I cant not after making everything perfect 

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A Little Blue
7 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I cant not after making everything perfect 

I didn’t want to say anything but........ something looked a bit off. 🤔”Who knows what’s inside this guy’s head” was my next thought. Lol 

And I meant it as a complement. 😉

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4 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

I didn’t want to say anything but........ something looked a bit off. 🤔”Who knows what’s inside this guy’s head” was my next thought. Lol 

And I meant it as a complement. 😉

Hahaha 🙏 thanks

when I was dry fitting everything I saw something off🤔 that’s what I get for not paying attention lol but I’m going to add another baffle and some mirror acrylic 

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A Little Blue
3 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Hahaha 🙏 thanks

when I was dry fitting everything I saw something off🤔 that’s what I get for not paying attention lol but I’m going to add another baffle and some mirror acrylic 

Can’t wait to see it finished and even more anxious to see it flooding that ship wrack with actual seawater. 

As far as stocking goes, well, the only 2.5 with sharks in it. 👍

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5 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

Can’t wait to see it finished and even more anxious to see it flooding that ship wrack with actual seawater. 

As far as stocking goes, well, the only 2.5 with sharks in it. 👍

I’m leak testing it tonight, of course I will be posting some pictures...maybe a video

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Just now, This guy is extra salty said:

 

I’m leak testing it tonight, of course I will be posting some pictures...maybe a video

No rush. Do it when you get a chance. 

To be honest, I think I get the idea how this thing works but....... It wouldn’t surprise me if I had it figured out all wrong. Lol 

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asting

Does the skimmer sit outside of the tank?

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And here goes nothing!

my surface skimmer is installed along with the platform!!  

 

maybe I should add legs to it so it can be considered a “stand”? (What do y’all think?)

 

I had to ask my ole lady to hold the light for me while I took photos so all of you can look at its glory 😂

 

(WARNING! Picture heavy)

 

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A top down

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Left side

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Right side which will have an ATO container 

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Top down of surface skimmer

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Here is one with the light off I’m using expanded pvc foam as an auto leveling mat.

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1 hour ago, asting said:

Does the skimmer sit outside of the tank?

Yes..I didn’t want it to take away from the front view of the 12x8 

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Well I was informed by the ole lady that I can’t use the table it’s sitting on now....🤦‍♂️

 

I have to build a stand...

 

great 😅

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Tigahboy

I like that platform a lot.  Feel like going laser tagging all of a sudden tho.

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As long as you say “pew pew” every time you shoot 🤣 I’m fine with that

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A Little Blue
7 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

And here goes nothing!

my surface skimmer is installed along with the platform!!  

 

maybe I should add legs to it so it can be considered a “stand”? (What do y’all think?)

 

I had to ask my ole lady to hold the light for me while I took photos so all of you can look at its glory 😂

 

(WARNING! Picture heavy)

 

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A top down

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Left side

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Right side which will have an ATO container 

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Top down of surface skimmer

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Here is one with the light off I’m using expanded pvc foam as an auto leveling mat.

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Blue Man Group Show🤣 

Yeah, wives are territorial creatures. 

Had a little battle of my own regarding placement for my 2.5. 

Nightstand and window was a no go so I was left with bookshelf. Even that argument wasn’t too comfortable. 

As long as I get my way, I’m all about compromises. 🤣😂🤣

Looking good. 👍

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1 hour ago, A Little Blue said:

Blue Man Group Show🤣 

Yeah, wives are territorial creatures. 

Had a little battle of my own regarding placement for my 2.5. 

Nightstand and window was a no go so I was left with bookshelf. Even that argument wasn’t too comfortable. 

As long as I get my way, I’m all about compromises. 🤣😂🤣

Looking good. 👍

She was fine with the location but wants a taller stand for it. currently it’s on a 15in stand, she wants it at least 30. Which is fine, I just get to go and look for more half inch acrylic and do some heat bending. Problem is it will be an 80x24 sheet😭

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