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GoooooooooOOGIE!!! :D

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MUWHAHAHAHA!!!!!

I DID IT!

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I know I know, its not perfectly circular but, bulkhead fits great and rubber ring seals it!

 

I can't believe I even had balls to try it with dremel!

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I see 3 modifications so far... great start oogie :)

 

Thanks for submitting your entry photo.

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Thanks adin!

 

Here is shot with 3/4" bulkhead installed.

 

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WOW, I've never seen anyone cut glass with a dremel.

You learn something new every day around here!!!

Good Luck

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Lol, so whats the bulkhead for???

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That bulkhead is for the drain to sump!

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lol. Wow. Great work cutting the glass! Not sure I'd be gutsy enough to try that one. ;)

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You have a sump on a Nanocube? Hey, I just realized something, for OPEN you could link 2 Nanocubes together and be right at 12 gallons! Heheheh, I don't know what the purpose of that would be!!!!! Muhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by InuYasha

You have a sump on a Nanocube?  Hey, I just realized something, for OPEN you could link 2 Nanocubes together and be right at 12 gallons!  Heheheh, I don't know what the purpose of that would be!!!!!  Muhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I thought about that, but I came to the conclusion that I was too poor..

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Originally posted by InuYasha

I don't know what the purpose of that would be!

 

Well, for one, increased water volume. Always a plus when dealing with such a small tank. Another is I can have skimmer and have it out of sight so I can keep the streamlined look. Also, this way I can use external pumps so that it will keep the water cool. With MH i will be putting in the hood, every little bit helps temp wise.

 

It also gives me ability to add iceprobe in the sump.

 

I am sure there are more advantages but these are main reasons.

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wow! nice start. can't wait to see what you're going to do with this

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Actually, I was refering to having the 2 tanks linked together, not the sump, I get that, just giving ya a hard time ;)

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Here is shot of little SCWD plumbing done. Sorry for the dirty tank! Its understandable cause I have been mutilating it ever since I got it!

 

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looks very nice, are you going to close up the original hole (where the stock flow shot out)? I love that closed loop! Looks very clean!!

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oogie. excellent work thus far! you really make me want to enter now. =P

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Kogut, calvin: Thanks for the comments!

 

InuYasha: Oh, ok. stop giving hard time! LOL

 

alexwbush: Hmm didn't think about that hole. I guess I should right?

 

Tigahboy: I DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P

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Eagerly awaitng to see the masterpiece!

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amazing, this the reason why this contest will be so interesting. great work so far.

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Originally posted by oogie

Tigahboy: I DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P

so u wanna battle. too tempting now. :

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Originally posted by Tigahboy

so u wanna battle.  too tempting now.  :

 

B)

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Ok. here is some pic of hood work in-progress.

 

When I recieved NC6, like everyone else in the "open" competition, I started gutting the hood. After its been absolutley stripped, I try to fit my 70W MH retro kit from aquabuys.com. I found out that reflector is little to thick for the hood.

So I was thiking if I should make my own reflector then I saw my old finnex 18W PC fixture in the corner of my closet. So I thought, what the hell, lets make more room in the hood rather then cram it with MH which in turn could give me heat issues. So this is what I did!

 

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Here is shot of under the hood.

 

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Now here is at current stage. I have applied some bondo automotive bodyfiller to smooth out the hood. Yes, it looks scary and all beat up but after sanding and painting I am sure it will look great!

 

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I used same bondo method with front of my PC case which is actually made with similar material as NC6 hood.

 

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Hope my NC6 hood will be as smooth and nice as this case came out!

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damn cool computer case and its gonna be an impressive tank also

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