Tiger Eye's 4ft adventure.

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Tiger eye, 12 Oct 2012.

  1. Tiger eye

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    Hi everybody I got a tank for free mesuring in at 1220 x 450 x 460.
    When I receved the tank it was leaking and the guy I got it from mentiond that the tank was standing outside for 4 years and it was leaking. So the sillicone had to be redone. The base is 10mm and the sides are 6mm glass. I desided to do the sillicone in black and put bracing at the botom and at the top. Something that ime still a bit undesided on is the overflow. Sinse it used to be a fresh water tank it is not driled. What I was considering is a" triangle" (my name for it) overflow instead of a normal square corner overflow.

    Any ideas and advice will will be apretiated.

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    Manic old tank had a triangle overflow. Rakabos now has that tank. So maybe chat to him about it and check Manic build thread
     
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    Check my "fishtank" (not concrete tank) tank thread, very 1st pages, you will find similar overflow there
     
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    Hi Seank can you please post a shortcut for your"fishtank" thred. All i seem to find is the.concrete tank.
     
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    Can use a soil vent valve as a durso, use less space so you van use a smaller triangle. Can always come around and i will show you.
     
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    I glued rock on the back as well as on the corner glass to the left, hence you not seeing the overflow
     
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    Thanks Seank that is a cool idea.

    Tanks Riaan I might take you up on that.
     
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    I have a triangle overflow on my tank let me dig up so old pictures...

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    Yes thats what i had in mind. Do you have any problems with it?
     
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    Only one I can see, Anything that does fall into that chamber cannot be taken out easily. Bracing in the way. Also fitting a durso inside might be a challenge to get your hand in to do the fitting. Keep that in mind if your bracing will run over the overflow.
     
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    Yup i was planing on stopping the brace at the corner od the overflow and to use a diferent standpipe than the durso i just cant remember what its caled. It doesnt have the elbow its got a cap and under neeth the cap its got holes driled in the upright pipe. So it takes up almost no more space than the sise of the upright pipe.
     
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    Tip, do the plumbing first, then the corner piece of glass....
     
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    Its caled a Stockman Standpipe. I think its perfect for this aplication. What do you think?
     
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    Or use a soil vent valve.
    Simple, easy.
    Come around, I will show you how they work.
     
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    Just a bit of an update but not yet finised. I do some work on the tank as I get time to do so witch isnt a lot unfortunatly.

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    A big thank you to @OD007 for all the help. It was both of our first time building a tank but so far so good.
     
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    Looking good
     
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