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Re: (Theres water) Nwa's 85 gallon diy almost cube updated 05/01/13

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if you do have to take the frnt pane back off. you might try using less silicone. i know when re siliconed my daughter's terrarium the more i used, the more bubbles i got
so after my 3rd attempt its got some pretty nice seems now

oh yeah, and it looks like the two hole shsould handle the water flow quiet nicely

on a side note, the water looks so nice in that glass!!!!!!!!
Thing is when I first put the glass on, no bubbles in the seams!! So honestly no idea :-/

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Thing is when I first put the glass on, no bubbles in the seams!! So honestly no idea :-/

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there is gas that has to be released from it as it cures
the less silicone it has to travel through, the less chance u have bubbles
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there is gas that has to be released from it as it cures
the less silicone it has to travel through, the less chance u have bubbles
Ah.... So being the jackwagon I am probably didn't let that cure long enough -_-

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Ah.... So being the jackwagon I am probably didn't let that cure long enough -_-

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if it doens't hold, use a smaller bead of silicone
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Re: (Theres water) Nwa's 85 gallon diy almost cube updated 05/01/13

Here are some images of the filter return and a short video... Please ignore the chattering baby and mom and me getting onto her lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2uj...e_gdata_player




Flow should be around 650-700 gph, it's rated at 740gph at 0 head height, plus the added elbows

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Looks nice, let's get it planted up!!
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Looks nice, let's get it planted up!!
Yea just got to determine if the moisture I see under the bottom pane is due to a pinhole leak... Or just because of the stupid rain snow we had...



Yes this was this morning in northwest Arkansas... In may...

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Lovely weather aint it haha... we didnt get anything down here besides some flurries
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NICE looking tank! Very jealous.

It's already an inferno here in CA. Everything is catching on fire to make matters worse!
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Lovely weather aint it haha... we didnt get anything down here besides some flurries
Still even flurries this time of year is just bizarre!!





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NICE looking tank! Very jealous.

It's already an inferno here in CA. Everything is catching on fire to make matters worse!
Thank you. Ultimate test will be if I can give it a good scape!!

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really interesting thread! Just in awe of folks that can construct the stand and the tank etc...well done! Looking forward to further developments

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break out the wallet though. a lot of it has to be bought in 8-10ft sections. so you may never use all of it

oh and one thing i miht point out is, your intake holes arne't gonna skim any of the water suface with the water level that high

you may wana raise them up, or drop the water level
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break out the wallet though. a lot of it has to be bought in 8-10ft sections. so you may never use all of it

oh and one thing i miht point out is, your intake holes arne't gonna skim any of the water suface with the water level that high

you may wana raise them up, or drop the water level
Buzz kill... Haha.

Yea, we will see, maybe I don't want it to skim lol

I think it will be ok, I mean an hob doesn't generally skim and I can angle the outflows like they are to cause surface disturbance. Long as it's filtering water I am happy!!

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Impressive and Excellent work.

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