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  1. Thread: DIY Hood

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    "Do you think that I should shoot for 10wpg??? or...

    "Do you think that I should shoot for 10wpg??? or should I get around 5wpg??? This would be for a SW tank that I would want to get some coral for."

    FWIW - I'd research the specific lighting...
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    Add'l pics of water testing

    I finished the base and canopy this weekend. Currently water testing the system. No leaks yet.

    Front view
    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/YankyTexan/002.jpg

    Cover removed...
  3. Thread: DIY Hood

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    Squirt - take a look at this, it might help....

    Squirt -

    take a look at this, it might help. Like they say a picture is worth a 1,000 words.
    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/60938-canopy-build-question.html

    Good luck,
    Daniel
  4. Thread: DIY Hood

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    When it comes to DIY, to a degree, you are...

    When it comes to DIY, to a degree, you are limited by what tools either you own or have access to. Do you have access to a saw, router and drill? Do you feel comfortable operating them?

    You...
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    Here is a run down of my costs: 1) 5 pcs of...

    Here is a run down of my costs:

    1) 5 pcs of 1/4" glass (3 pcs 20x20 and 2 pcs 20x19.5") $78
    2) 24"x48" 1/4" acryllic for filtration components $36
    3) silicone ...
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    "What type of silicone are you using?" It is...

    "What type of silicone are you using?"
    It is made by GE, comes in a red tube and is titled

    100% Silicone Sealant for Lexan sheet & other plastics

    It is a high strength blend specifically for...
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    "Is the silicon strong enough to hold the tank...

    "Is the silicon strong enough to hold the tank together?"
    Hope so. That is how the Solano and other rimless glass tanks are made.

    "Do you plan on reinforcing the borders or top?"
    The base n...
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    gem - I am going to let the silicone cure 7 days...

    gem - I am going to let the silicone cure 7 days to achieve maximum strength (atleast thats what the tube says). Thus I'll add water next weekend (If I can wait).
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    34g AIO cube build w/ pics

    BACKGROUND: Ever since I saw the Solano 34g cube I was in love. Thus after much research, postings and questions I decided to build a version of it. I have never built anything with glass and/or...
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    FWIW - I have an Eheim 400 l/h that I have been...

    FWIW - I have an Eheim 400 l/h that I have been running continuously for over 20 years. I clean it once a year whether it needs it or not LOL.

    Daniel
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    FWIW - I have an Eheim 400 l/h that I have been...

    FWIW - I have an Eheim 400 l/h that I have been running continuously for over 20 years. I clean it once a year whether it needs it or not LOL.

    Daniel
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    Good evening Dave - thanks so much for the...

    Good evening Dave - thanks so much for the detailed response. Based upon your most recent post I now have a plan. I picked up the glass today and will begin assembly tomorrow. I'm going to let the...
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    Fraggle - your proposed tank is awesome. It...

    Fraggle - your proposed tank is awesome. It certainly appears you are doing your homework up front.

    FWIW, to me, one of the biggest challenges you will face with this mother-of-all-tanks is proper...
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    As it has been previously alluded to, I suspect...

    As it has been previously alluded to, I suspect what triggers the breeding is not so much a function of the rain drops hitting the water surface rather it is the resulting change after the rain. The...
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    Good morning -Dave I'm still confused, based upon...

    Good morning -Dave I'm still confused, based upon the information in my original post;

    Heavily planted tank
    with a bio-load of 15 neon tetras, small catfish & plec
    and a wet-dry AIO.

    Would...
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    Drum & Dave thx for your replies. Dave66 -...

    Drum & Dave thx for your replies.

    Dave66 - your wet-dry analysis is interesting and got me to thinking. I want the "nano" look, clean look, crisp lines everything self-contained. I have an Eheim...
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    Pump sizing for AIO

    BACKGROUND: I am building a 34g AIO glass cube (20"x20"x20"). The Solano 34g was my inspiration. The rear 4" of the tank will contain a surface skimmer, wet/dry filter, activated carbon, heater and...
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