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killavixen 06-04-2013 11:55 AM

DIY Reef Aquarium Q's
 
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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

wake49 06-04-2013 12:52 PM

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.

killavixen 06-04-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by wake49 (Post 2238922)
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.

badxgillen 06-06-2013 01:02 AM

Drilling holes in the false back to add plumbing for circulation/return pumps as to hide the equipment is always a bonus aesthetically.

killavixen 06-06-2013 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by badxgillen (Post 2255386)
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?

badxgillen 06-06-2013 11:18 AM

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.

killavixen 06-06-2013 08:48 PM

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re-sketched chambers to incorporate an area for mechanical and chemical filrtation

badxgillen 06-06-2013 10:11 PM

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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