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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by SharkQ, 30 Aug 2012.

  1. SharkQ

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    Nice size tank
     
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    Why did you glue the wooden panels to the stand? Will this not limit access to the sump area?
     
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    I have used no nails silicone but the front will have a door from where i can access the sump
     
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    Dude.
    Why dont you do what I did.
    Go to builders buy some piano hinges and attache the panels to the frame that way round.
    You gonna kick your own @RSe later down the line if you cannot get all round access to the sump area.

    Will post a pic of my frame and panels if you are interested.
     
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    yes please quintin
     
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    Agreed, it's fine for a while as you do only routine maintanance, but the first time that you need to make bigger changes/work it's going to be very tough.

    I see you also have a solid back panel with holes where the plumbing fits through. Will you have ventilation vents in any of the panels? Moisture buildup and heat buildup in summer will be a problem without any ventilation.
     
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    Nice size tank, all the best on the build
     
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    Hi Jayceew

    I will be adding ventilation vents , but how many would you suggest ?
     
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    Thank you @devesh.r i have really enjoyed this build , i currently have my boyu tl550 running for just over 2 years now and its really looking good but its time to expand
     
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    Cool man.
    The cabinet design I have is pretty similar to yours.
    Looks neat, plain and simple.

    Here it is all closed up.
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    Cabinet doors swing open all round for easy access.
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    Get yourself some piano hinges from Builders.
    You going to have to screw them into the wood and pop-rivet them to the stand.
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    Put these guys on the ends to keep the doors closed.
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    @Quintin

    that's a great idea thank you for the help i greatly appreciate it

    good looking tank you have there
     
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    Very good idea, going do that to mine this weekend!
     
  15. Quintin

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    Thanks man.
    Took something like 8 months to complete the build in this one....:whistling:

    But took some time to think of what I didnt like on the previous one and tried to improve.

    Have a look at my thread towards the end for a "floating light" in a video. ;)
    New Tank Build plus electronics - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    @Quintin i just wanted to ask where did you get your controller from
     
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    @Quintin sorry i followed your tank thread and found all the details , thank you again
     
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    Cool. ;)
     
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    Probably at least the size Quintin has on his tank as per the pictures he posted.

    Or do one large one at the bottom of the rear back panel.
     
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    Thank you @Jayceew i think i am going to go for one at the back
     
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    Ha,ha,ha
    That is not an air vent for the tank. :lol:
    It is an outlet for the chiller to blow out hot air.

    The back of the tank has no back panel, so you have loads of air circulation.
     
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