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10-31-10 - Tank 2.0

40g AGA Breeder

Tek Elite 6x39w
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-Giesemann Aquablue Special

SWC 120 Extreme Skimmer

2 x Aqueon 700GPH Powerheads

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Aqueon 18x16 Oak Stand

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looking forward to seeing your progress!  I really like that glass holes over flow kit, takes up minimal space.

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Originally posted by kellerexpress kellerexpress wrote:

looking forward to seeing your progress!  I really like that glass holes over flow kit, takes up minimal space.


Yeah, I was really having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do as far as an overflow goes.

 I wanted to drill the bottom and do a center overflow, but decided I could deal with pipes sticking out the back for the extra amount of space I will be gaining from the overflow kit.  I will still place it in the center though with two 3/4" loc line returns on each side.



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Well, after a long night of shopping, drilling, fitting and painting, here is my completed overflow for my tank.  Glass only chipped minimally, nothing a little plumbers silicone grease wouldn't fix.  I will be leak testing tomorrow, and making any adjustments if needed.

I used 1" returns on each side, attached 3/4" loc line heads, and will be finishing the rest of the plumbing after my stand is done.









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Good job man,  looks really clean! 
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That looks really good! That is the route I wish I had gone looking back. I am still considering draining my tank a few inches and drilling the back glass to add the returns through there. At least on one side of the tank.

You could put a SCWD on your return and have the sides alternate flow. However I would just let them both run at like 200 gph and use the Vortech's for all your flow. You will laugh at every other powerhead on the market once you see what the Vortech's can do. At least I do! LOL

Looks good man! Come check my tank out when you are ready.
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Originally posted by Ryan Thompson Ryan Thompson wrote:

That looks really good! That is the route I wish I had gone looking back. I am still considering draining my tank a few inches and drilling the back glass to add the returns through there. At least on one side of the tank.

You could put a SCWD on your return and have the sides alternate flow. However I would just let them both run at like 200 gph and use the Vortech's for all your flow. You will laugh at every other powerhead on the market once you see what the Vortech's can do. At least I do! LOL

Looks good man! Come check my tank out when you are ready.


Thats the plan, going to run a Mag 5 for the return, I think that should give 200gph per head (hopefully)

As soon as I get my biocube sold I will order my lighting, and my first MP10.   If I feel the need for another one, which I probably will.... LOL i'll order that later this fall when I start stocking more SPS in the tank.
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you will want a second vortech, trust me. I thought one would be enough and has been for now but I need another one. You will have the benefit of the second return though that I don't have. My vortech moves water really well to 30 inches or so and then dies the last 6 inches.
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How wide does the water push out of the Vortech?  Just curious since I have the option of mounting the MP10 on the back wall (not that I would really want to do that, but was a fun idea to play with LOL)
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i use these on my frag tanks and sea swirls they look super clean and dont have to use any adapters . plus they pull water from behind them which helps generate less dead spots
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Well, with a couple hours of work and cleanup, I got my stand done.  Kind of paid off to have home depot cut everything for me at the store

Stand measures at about 40"


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Originally posted by Ahanix Ahanix wrote:

How wide does the water push out of the Vortech?  Just curious since I have the option of mounting the MP10 on the back wall (not that I would really want to do that, but was a fun idea to play with LOL)


It doesn't push water wide enough that you would want it on the back. Keep it on the side. I have mine front of center and about 5 inches from the top of the water.
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what he said
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Well, here's the "semi" completed stand (doors are in my garage and should be finished by the weekend) Picture frames and other wall additions will be moved by friday



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way to go! Put the fish before the wedding photos.
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Originally posted by Lewy Lewy wrote:

way to go! Put the fish before the wedding photos.

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Any updates? I would really like to see some pic's
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Well, ignore the jawfish condo in the back (was used to capture my bicolor blenny, and will be removed once he decides to come out of it), but here's my first FTS. Things are still a little dirty in the tank, and some microbubbles which should be fixed after I get my filter sock, but at least it's a start

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Looking good! Your clowns look even smaller now :) Did you ever figure out how to quiet down the overflow?
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Yeah, it's definitely quieter now, I just need to tackle the micro bubbles issue, I am thinking a filter sock might solve the problem. That and filling the water a bit higher in the sump

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