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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Matt88, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. bigguy

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    Nice One :)
     
  2. Aaron

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    Nice start, looks very sleek
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Had a very lazy weekend smiley-sex020

    Did pick up a 4x24w t5 unit tho.
     
  4. Matt88

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    Small job done today.[​IMG]
     
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    you opened the door?
     
  6. Matt88

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    Only just more than that! Just put some edging around the frame for the tank to sit in.
     
  7. Matt88

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    New sump has arrived. Big thanks to [MENTION=18127]StarfishEnterprise[/MENTION]

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    Pipework is the next job on the list. What type of pipes best and are there any online sites for it so I can work out what I need?
     
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    Plumbers merchants, diy stores and some fish shops will hold stock not all.
     
  10. Matt88

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    Would 32mm waste pipe do? That's all they really had at b&q
     
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    Yup thats the most common used. If you take you bulkhead in to the store you can play with the pipe and check fitting and connections etc before buying.
     
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    just be sure to stay away from push fit as the salt errodes the rubber seals over time, you want solvent weld
     
  13. Matt88

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    Decided to go with an small corner weir. So started knocking one up at work out of Perspex :)

    [​IMG]

    Not sure what to do about the weir tho. Teeth or one big cutout? Then will make a little lid out of Perspex
     
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    Check if you can that the perspex is going to be safe last thing you want is it leaching anything into the tank.

    If you build the carcass from perspex and the mount a weir comb parallel using a railed system you can then slide this up and down to control the water level in the tank

    Look at the Aqua medic Percula range to see how this works
     
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    Looking good ,your ahead of me on mine
    If you use plyboard I suggest marine ply
    Or check out doors and panels at local diy store,getting the 2' is the tricky bit
     
  16. Matt88

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    Thanks Swin Big Thumbs Up

    This could be just the job
    Useful Items
     
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    Yup that's the weir comb. If you can look at images (google) and see how the comb works it will help you when mounting it. Or if you can see an Aqua Medic tank you will be in a better position to see how it works
     
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    Il have a browse thanks.

    What are the advantages of comb rather than water just overflowing? Other than less chance of fish using the pipework as a water park
     
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    That's about it really, some fish like wrasses sometimes linger in search of food and it would be quite easy for one to slip over the weir. Next thing you know you have a dead fish rotting in your filter sock for three days because you couldnt find it.
     
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    I think I might cut it like the pic. Give it a try and if its low put a comb in with the weir in situ. Then make a lid which sits in the cut out a bit, to stop any jumpers. I will be running it with just water in to test everything before I move.

    [​IMG]
     
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