so here is my entry into this months DIY contest....
a ten gallon all in one tank will have the benefits of a larger system without a ton of space being used. major brands cost from $150 USD to $600 USD and often have to be modified. as this one was built i took into account the amount of maintenance i was up to and what i wanted the over all look to achieve...
so to start
a simple empty AGA 10 gallon tank 079.jpg
some thick plexi (i chose 1/2 inch as it was available for a good price) 083.jpg
cut the plexy into the following pieces
3x 2" by 8" 081.jpg
and the back to fit snuggly inside of the tank
11.75" x 19.5" (i think. follow the rule of measure twice cut once)
and cut the over flow 082.jpg
i used a square to assist in Superglue the baffles in place 084.jpg 086.jpg
this needs to set up over night so next i get the tank clean and ready... i did not take pix but trust me when i tell you cutting away the lip on the inside of the rim at the back of the tank is the best thing you can do so you can get pumps in and out and work inside that small space if needed.....
next came my friend in all projects. 088.jpg
tomorrow the finished product....