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post #44 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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We went to a bunch of garage sales today...and wasn't I surprised to see this:

Yup, mini metal lathe! For $40, I couldn't resist. It'll do just fine for small projects, and for helping me learn lathe basics.

Back to tank stuff...
I think the sump is pretty much done except for:
  • Prep the top for drain pipes/returns
  • Source the coarse filter
  • Return hard line plumbing

These are the tops from this tank's life as a 'normal' fish tank.

Secret weapon - rocks!
No float for you!

Drip trays on the new rests
I drilled the drip holes out one larger size today, the new rests are working out great. It's now running in a loop, will let it go for a few days, see how the drip holes work out.

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