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  1. Dieter OD

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    Do you glazing as a business ? See lots of glass standing around.
     
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    Kabouter13

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    No my neighbors shop he does. He is building the tank for me under instructions
     
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    Kabouter13

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    Bottom double 60x6mm bracing then 20mm bead bracing at all corners right around. The overflow build in on itself give plenty of strength. Top 4mm bracing double all round except for the front witch is tripple. The tank is done only finishing touches like a litle extra silicone at all corners an some cleanup. But i think the tank is solid an beutifull i might add. Special thanx to royden for hes help on the build

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    O yes all round th bottom outside a extra strip was glued in to support an hold th bot an sides. Not necessarily but why not. Now its gona stand while i can start an finish th sump awaiting month end
     
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    Kabouter13

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    Sump and overflow done monday its time to start putting it all together.

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    Welcome
    Well done with the build thus far
     
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    Getting there ...

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    @Koubter13 , Looking good, not long and your tank will be up and running, then comes the long wait for the tank to cycle!
     
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    is the overflow the same height as those braces?
     
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    Yeah , looks like it is . Water level will be above braces.

    Suggest and alternative for your return also as you will disrupt the flow over the overflow with the positioning of pipes as they are currently.

    1 single return pipe in the corner.
     
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    Looking good so far. Agree with @Bristlebasher, might cause unnecessary waterfall noise with return as it is now and the horizontal bar of the return might block some flow, so maybe an option to lift it a little higher so the horizontal bar is not in the way of the overflowing water. Also perhaps just lift your overflow pipes higher to reduce waterfall noise and add Durso standpipes on top to stop gurgling sounds (if you aren't planning to do that already).
     
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    Unfortunately the braces are just above but only 6mm
     
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    Kabouter13

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    I see what you guys referring to looking at it now i think i must extend those return pipes so the water will return straight into an under the water level more away from the overflow
     
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    Kabouter13

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    The overflow

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    Kabouter13

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    Those return pipes must push water round the back towards the front as the angle of the tank will help. Also between the pipes and the overflow wall ( that t peace pipe ) is plenty plenty space water wount touch that part of th plumbing
     
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    Been running the whole night no leakages lol. Problem 1 the durso pipes needs to be added to reduce the sucking sounds or i cant run my 4000lt return pump on full. Those litle sun sun wave makers is just to small will need to double up on flow with bigger heads. Only other problem is i should hav moved my top bracing another 10mm higher than the overflow as you can see them touching the surface Otherwise thanks a lot tank running beutifull

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    I would make 1 of those 2 pipes into Durso Stand Pipe type which should make quite and make the second an emergency overflow:

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    Welcome to MASA, and good job with the build so far. Keep the pics and updates coming.
     
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