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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
 
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I have made a sketch up of roughly the aquarium i want to build using acrylic.
It will be a 30 gallon display with a 10 g false back. What all will i need to make this design work ? including skimmers, powerheads,, etc. and should i make adjustments? dimensions in the pics arent exAct
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
 
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That is cool! Have you read up on the type of acrylic to use and what to join it with? I know it is rather specific.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
 
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That is cool! Have you read up on the type of acrylic to use and what to join it with? I know it is rather specific.
im goin with either 3/8" or 1/2" and i know what to use to bind it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
 
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Drilling holes in the false back to add plumbing for circulation/return pumps as to hide the equipment is always a bonus aesthetically.
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Drilling holes in the false back to add plumbing for circulation/return pumps as to hide the equipment is always a bonus aesthetically.
in which column would e best for those?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #6
 
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After the mechanical and chemical filteration chamber. Remember to put the hole twards the top but put the pump down at the bottom with a return extension tube that makes a angel to the hole drilled.This will help prevent the pump from running dry during times of low water levels.
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re-sketched chambers to incorporate an area for mechanical and chemical filrtation
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #8
 
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There we go :) you should be able to fit the heater in the media chamber if you do it right.Also its nice to have a long pull sting on the media bags if a basket is not available.

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