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@Tempestas Yeah, I had to look very closely at that photo as well.  A lot of reflections of reflections going on.  Like a tank inception.

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28 minutes ago, Tempestas said:

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Although now that I look more closely it looks like another tank turned onto it's side.

That is @asting crazed tank

 

 

28 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

@Tempestas Yeah, I had to look very closely at that photo as well.  A lot of reflections of reflections going on.  Like a tank inception.

Lol tank-ception 

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Well bad news on hob v2. The cutter on the router was dull and damaged the hob and left a nasty edge which couldn’t be repaired or removed. Now comes the part where I have to build another one lol 

other news I found the correct pump for the HOB filter. I sold a custom dosing container and SPENT 20$ for this pump!

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but i feel more confident with this type of pump only cause it will be mounted to the side of the HOB filter not welded into place which with my past design if the pump failed/leaked etc. I would be Up schittz creek with no paddle 

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Alright! Time for a major update!

i have completed my HOB filter!!

and inevitably made another tank lol 

I wasn’t quite happy with the background cause you can hardly see it so now is the time for the unveiling!

 

Cause this DIY project will get water in it tomorrow 

 

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Here is the HOB without the pump

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It was such a pain in the butt to get the silicone tubing onto the pump intake and exhaust I was afraid I was going to break it. Even after letting it soak in boiling water but I’m ecstatic with the result.

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I used clear on the sides, back and bottom. Cause I’m going to put lights for the Chaeto going in there6197658F-C751-41A1-92CD-C4B617F41CB2.thumb.jpeg.2e7d3a98258745339017604afaecf5cf.jpeg

 

ok ok here is a FTS!C076CC5B-754E-4194-9BDA-326085616C12.thumb.jpeg.b86bf3a9b837862b687415eaaed802df.jpeg

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Just wait for the magnetic frag rack and Lids for the tank and HOB that is in the works 🧐

 

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Wow that background is amazing!!! :bowdown::bowdown::wub:

Actually, the whole build is amazing. I can't wait to see corals in this thing!

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23 minutes ago, yoshii said:

Wow that background is amazing!!! :bowdown::bowdown::wub:

Actually, the whole build is amazing. I can't wait to see corals in this thing!

Thank you! 🙏  

yes indeed corals

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i haven’t decided what to put into it yet. 😂 

i was just focusing on the look of the tank and hob.

 

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Unfortunately as I was testing my HOB filter, it overflows.(everywhere)

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now Im kind of at a loss

 

(I wanted to kick it out the window)

😤

 

either I’ll have to redesign the whole filter or I will have to plead with my ole lady so I can buy a hob filter 🥺

 

 

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16 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Unfortunately as I was testing my HOB filter, it overflows.(everywhere)

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now Im kind of at a loss

 

(I wanted to kick it out the window)

😤

 

either I’ll have to redesign the whole filter or I will have to plead with my ole lady so I can buy a hob filter 🥺

 

 

Can you not just increase the overflow portion?

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6 minutes ago, asting said:

Can you not just increase the overflow portion?

I could but that would make it over a half gallon. I thought about making it taller, or moving the weir part lower but I’m having issues of it overflowing where the water is coming in..

 

secondly i would still have to redesign it cause the pump needs to be fully submerged to function properly.

 

as @Christopher Marks said  my current “is more like a traditional hob filter.”

 

I want to mount the pump externally but that is a disqualification....

 

(ole lady is thinking about the purchase of a filter..)

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Btw I found a sheet of orange acrylic 

That shows a nice contrast and also illuminates the edges and rim1D58B6B6-528B-4374-9459-3BC7700C521E.thumb.jpeg.7b23a4cdbf57e0a1a8dc6f1b0d02f798.jpeg1580448D-7059-488D-9821-BF9B4E80CF2F.thumb.jpeg.33d3821cb23313f6fb0b11419d2cdeb2.jpeg

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Soooo do you do custom acrylic work like media baskets? I had my coral shipped to work the other day and now the boss lady says we should have a tank at work. I snagged a Waterbox Cube 4....needs a media basket could pay for a HOB filter or Amazon wishlist it to you 🤔

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MetaTank

Aaaaarg soooo close. I know you'll figure something out soon. That backround is LIT, btw.

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debbeach13

Sorry the HOB isn't working out. Fantastic job on that background. I am probably way off but would a less powerful pump work?

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2 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Sorry the HOB isn't working out. Fantastic job on that background. I am probably way off but would a less powerful pump work?

That came to mind too, maybe put a valve of some sort on it. But mostly the issue of the pump needing to be fully submerged or up the the impellers so it draws water. (I’m hoping to do more convincing to the lady today on getting a filter, if not I’ll probably go without one)

 

8 hours ago, ksadam said:

Soooo do you do custom acrylic work like media baskets? I had my coral shipped to work the other day and now the boss lady says we should have a tank at work. I snagged a Waterbox Cube 4....needs a media basket could pay for a HOB filter or Amazon wishlist it to you 🤔

Yes i do/can make media baskets, I looked up their site for the cube and it looks very neat. 0F29584B-FC23-4987-81CA-6DC8A366436C.thumb.jpeg.4c9090b5df4debfa04b2cb669926e458.jpeg

are you looking for a media and a refugium basket?  Or a trifecta and have one for the return as a final water polish too?. Send me a Pm with (inner) dimensions and what you want to do.

 

8 hours ago, MetaTank said:

Aaaaarg soooo close. I know you'll figure something out soon. That backround is LIT, btw.

I know it’s upsetting, I only have 9 days left 😬

thanks🙏 It took a couple of tries to get this background just right. In glad it didn’t catch fire cause it’s so lit 🔥 😂 

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Sorry to hear about the HOB. I'm sure you're going to find a solution.

 

Loving that background as well

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29 minutes ago, Tempestas said:

Sorry to hear about the HOB. I'm sure you're going to find a solution.

 

Loving that background as well

Thanks 🙏 

 

i know I will figure something, I’m drawing stuff up right now on cad 

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I was thinking about this last night while lying in bed.  What if you diverted some of the water from the pump through some tubing and back into the tank.   Part of my issue with HOB's is that water in and water out are to close together but by redirecting some water you would solve that problem by breaking it into two output zones.  

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It is now wet!!🥳E843B964-92FE-4211-9F18-61D98991A5EA.thumb.jpeg.6b1f5ecec6c3732b902cf6ea21492a55.jpeg

I have a hydor nano pump, sand and heater in there now.

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Y'all will have to wait for the aquascape that is coming together for next week.

 

i have a few more tweaks to do like a mini controller board and a few pieces of mirror to hide behind the box..

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Wingy said:

I was thinking about this last night while lying in bed.  What if you diverted some of the water from the pump through some tubing and back into the tank.   Part of my issue with HOB's is that water in and water out are to close together but by redirecting some water you would solve that problem by breaking it into two output zones.  

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but that would fall under external plumbing..

 

i don’t need another disqualification 😂 

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22 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

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but that would fall under external plumbing..

 

i don’t need another disqualification 😂 

Snack shot?

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2 minutes ago, asting said:

Snack shot?

Yea a little teaser I had to make sure it was nice and cloudy for the shot 😂 

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8 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

🤔

 

but that would fall under external plumbing..

 

i don’t need another disqualification 😂 

I don't think a splitter and some air line tubing would be extra plumbing especially if your doing it at the output of the pump you are already using.  

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5 hours ago, Wingy said:

I don't think a splitter and some air line tubing would be extra plumbing especially if your doing it at the output of the pump you are already using.  

I would need some clarification from @Christopher Marks 

 

Seriously do not need/want to be disqualified 😐 

 

in other news I got the ole lady to buckle down on a HOB filter with only stipulation can’t be over 20$ 🤦‍♂️

 

Is anyone else running a pennplax hob filter I was eyeballing the cascade 100 or 150 both are under 20$...(I could just steal the impeller) 🤔

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On 4/20/2019 at 12:24 AM, yoshii said:

Wow that background is amazing!!! :bowdown::bowdown::wub:

Actually, the whole build is amazing. I can't wait to see corals in this thing!

+1

15 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

It is now wet!!🥳E843B964-92FE-4211-9F18-61D98991A5EA.thumb.jpeg.6b1f5ecec6c3732b902cf6ea21492a55.jpeg

I have a hydor nano pump, sand and heater in there now.

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Y'all will have to wait for the aquascape that is coming together for next week.

 

i have a few more tweaks to do like a mini controller board and a few pieces of mirror to hide behind the box..

 

 

Digging the orange and green combo.

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6 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

 

Digging the orange and green combo.

Thanks! 🙏 I couldn’t find any other fluorescent colors that were drops. I have been looking for some yellow and blue one lately. 

 

I have something up my sleeve that I have been working on this past week. here is a hint its a little “Jurassic” 🦖 😝

 

also i have been making some shroom boxes to go into this tank to keep Chaeto in place. I’ll get a picture later today when I’m done cutting it.

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