Live Rock Stand

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  1. keyaam

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    I need some ideas for a live rock stand made out of PVC piping.
     
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  3. Nosaj

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    Y use pvc piping? I just cutt a few plastic crates up and stack the live rock around and ontop of it...
     
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    Why make a stand? Why not go natural and build up rockery with liverock and pratleys?:thumbup:
     
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    what type of stand do you want? i made a box shaped one. If you're gonna make a stand, put a connection on it somewhere so that you can run a pump to flow water through the stand, and you drill little holes over the stand to increase the flow in your tank. give me a second and i'll upload the pic
     
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    this is it before i did some mods-made it a bit smaller to fit in the tank better etc
    104748d7b537c5ffb.jpg
     
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    keyaam

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    Thanks scubaninja.

    thats what i had in mind. Just needed more of an idea
     
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    that's a very cool stand scubaninja.;) what pump are you going to use with it?are you only going to add one to your tank?
     
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    That is an awesome stand! Almost like a portable CLS inside your tank!
     
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    This is what I built thus far. rough sketch

    The Horizontal and vertical lines will be piping with holes in them for circulation underneath the stand. I got a 2500lph pump to power the stand (overkill?) Dont want detrititus build up under the stand
     
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    Keyaam - I don't see any pics?
     
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    Hi Scubaninja. Will the PVC pipe sit flush on the glass?Surely it will trap detritus inside it if the flow is not strong enough.
     
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    sorry guys, heres the pic
     
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    The pic doesnt want to load, sorry
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Keyaam - email to me: jbotha01@gmail.com

    I will post it for you.

    Alternatively - click on "Go Advanced", and then at the bottom right of the advanced window, under the smilies, you will see "Quick Upload".....
    You will be presented with a popup window where you Browse for your pic.... Just take into account that the pics should be smaller than 800x800 or smaller than 150KB in size.....
     
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    Here's some pics of my closed loop LR stand which is currently on my tank. Works like a bomb!
    IMAG0031.jpg

    IMAG0032.jpg
     
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    IMAG0033.jpg

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    And the end result after being drilled. IMAG0037.jpg
     
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    Oh yes, this LR stands runs on a 2500lph pump, and really cleans up the detritus under it :)
     
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    That's cool Mek :) , did you work out the amount of holes in the stand to match the pump capacity? Why I ask this, wouldn't you get a lot of "back pressure" on the pump if there are not enough holes or if the diameters aren't right to match the same size pipe that is used to give optimum flow for that pump?
     
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    Thanks Tobes. There are quite alot of holes drilled. But im sure there is some back pressure. It is being running for about 6 months but all good so far :)
     
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    are the bottoms of the T pieces closed or open?
     

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