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    Posted: March 16 2010 at 12:04am
Hey Shane, where did you get the skimmer box?
 
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Hey Shane, where did you get the skimmer box?
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Looks great Shane! When you're ready for another frog let me know!
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Nice work! Love the dividers!
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I like the monster.
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The two frogs are eating frozen from the stick.  This guy won't touch anything but damsels.  Very cool - but spendy to keep around!!!

BTW - this fish has been named Monster by my wife.  I suppose the name is appropriate. 
 
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The middle chamber - new fish moving in soon!
 
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Right Side = Haas.  Fat, with whiskers.
 
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I took a couple pics tonight.  I thought I would update this thread with some current photos!!

 
Here's what the tank look like today.  The two outside chambers are occupied.  The center is more than ready for a new froggy tenant!
 
 
Left Chamber = Bugly.  Aptly named because according to my wife this fish is butt ugly. This fish was originally bright orange.
 
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Originally posted by Luckedout Luckedout wrote:

I have to say, the more I look at those panels, the more impressed I am. Shane did an awesome job!
 
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If anyone is interested in custom cut acrylic - let me know!! Smile I should be able to cut up to 3/8".
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I have to say, the more I look at those panels, the more impressed I am. Shane did an awesome job!
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So when are you going to put fish in?
 
Probably this weekend! At least in two of the three chambers.
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Awesome!!!  When are we doing the fish order?
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Looks good!
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No, the plastic tape doesn't. I used it for my last tank, and it worked great.

Some plumber thought that it was an acceptable seismic strap for my water heater. Sheesh- good thing I replaced it.

So when are you going to put fish in?



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They sell plumber's tape in plastic as well, in case you wanted to know
 
Yeah - but it doesn't hold a bend nearly as well!  Good point though!
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I forgot to mention - I painted the back of the aquarium gloss black.  Nothing ruins the look of a nice tank faster than being able to see the power chords, plumbing, or whatever through the back of the tank. I

I chose black to match the other components (stand, light, dividers, tank).  It does give the tank a bit darker look than, say, a light blue. But given the inhabitants, a darker look is appropriate.
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Shane,

They sell plumber's tape in plastic as well, in case you wanted to know. Looks cool, by the way.
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Very cool!
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The sump return was originally plumbed using 1 1/4 inch flex tubing, so I figured - why not. The bulk head is 1 inch, so I had to add a bushing to upsize. I also added a ball valve to control how rapidly the overflow drains.  By controlling the slow, you can eliminate the "slurping" sound that is prominent with this type of drain.  If necessary, I will drill a hole in the elbow and install an airline - I hope this is not necessary!

The return is 1/2 inch tubing.  I chose not to hard plumb this tank because the distance from the return pump to the top of the aquarium is quite short.  Also, I had the tubing on hand. I divided the 1/2 inch return with a simple 't' and used store bought over-the-top style tubes to direct the return into each of the outside chambers. 
 
I used plumbers tape to attach the return tubing to the stand.  This keeps everything in place and provides a clean look to the plumbing.  Be aware this can cause a some vibration noise and may have to be "tweaked" a bit if the pump noise is transferred through the tubing.
 
I also used hose clamps on all the barbed fittings.  This probably isn't necessary, but I want to make sure there are no leaks and no catastrophic events, should a hose separate.
 
BTW -  I think plumbers tape (which really isn't tape at all) is one of the most handy tools for DIY projects.  I've used it to create hangers for ballasts, organize wires,  to secure plumbing (intended use), to hang speakers, repair bicycles, etc.  Keep in mind that is will rust.  It is galvanized, but - when exposed to SW - you know.
 


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