Beginning of my 2nd nano --Plenty Pics

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  1. verniedlx

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    Ok so here is my 2nd nano, its the same setup as my first one but since this tank has the worst overflow system in the world i decided to gooi some DIY and changed things a bit.


    I put a 440x360x6 plate in the base on the tank, covering up the pre cut hole. Dont judge my creative silicone artwork, it was just to keep it in place. The edges were done all neat and tidy :)

    I decided to also strip down the shitty sump so that my oversized skimmer would fit (NAC3) and just to create more space in general down there.
    I decided to not go ahead and drill in the starphire as would not be able to fix anything I would break. So now I have this hang on overflow, and yes I know its ugly but its one hell of a lot better than what the tank came with and I now have the full base available for sculpting and stock.

    The tank is still drying the silicone so I cant add water just yet.

    Your thoughts?





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    Very nice tank where did you get that hang on overflow? Think that is super cool:thumbup:
     
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    nice work, look forward to its progress
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    got it from Jungle Aquatics, they pretty much always have what i need :)

    @bryan
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    oh forgot to mention, my cat seen in the pics and even though he has no opposable thumbs he still tried to help :)
     
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    awesome!! :thumbup: very clean plumbing, way better than original...well done!
     
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    Very nice! Can't wait to see the progress on this one...
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    The black aragonite I will be using and some pics of the first tank. It will still be running for some time, the ne wone needs to settle before we start work on the 1st :)

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    Very nice work, That is a nice overflow box any sump pics
     
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    Sump pics are included above. Empty ones though, will post populated ones today.
     
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    That black aragonites the best!! It looks way cool!! Also put that into my tank!!!
     
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    wow, smart tank, well done man

    LOVE THE TORCH
     
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    bollie Advanced Aquarist

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    Flippin nice tank you got there,love the mods and overflow box especially .... Keep us updated

    Also,on the overflow box,it has the white syphon pipe, my interest is, when you have a power out,and the box runs dry... U nt home,how does it restart without re-syphoning??? The uplift will fill tank and overflow if it does not restart automatically, that was always my concern with those boxes.... Let us knw how it goes
     
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    So last night I decided to add a little more silicone to the edges of the new base, just to make sure that no water will creep in between the plates.

    Once this has dried i will do a tap water run through the whole system to ensure all is well, once cleaned its time for some RO, Substrate, and LR.

    I still need to figure out how to scape everything, I would like to set it up so that my crabs do not constantly climb on to the softies. Actually getting quite annoyed by the crabs to be honest :S
     
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    If you can stay away from overflow boxes, too many issues with not starting again and algae blockages. Any small air leak then you stuffed. Just make sure you check it from time to time :)
     
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    Indeed and for its price,I think its madness that its not failsafe ...
     
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    Eish, now I feel that I have made a mistake by buying this box...
     
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    Sorry buddy, it was meant to caution you to its faults, NOT saying yours will do the same,but many people had that problem and it only leads to disaster. So imho I would suggest rather drilling the tank and building a skinney overflow which is the failsafe option than to come home to an overflowed tank,empty sump and burnt out uplift pump ...that's what happen to loadsa guys before hence the 'overflow box' is NOT reccomendable option to most
     
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