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Old 05-03-2010, 09:28 AM
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nice job on the stand. Look like its going to be a killer tank! Also like to see how the skimmer stack up. What kind of pump does it uses?
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Its nice to have the space to built what you want :-)
i had to do my stand in the kitchen on an appartment :-( lol
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:02 PM
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nice job on the stand. Look like its going to be a killer tank! Also like to see how the skimmer stack up. What kind of pump does it uses?
Thanks all. It uses a Atman PH2500 pump which has a pinwheel.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:17 AM
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Got my sump acrylic in the mail today so I decided to start putting it together.

Setup my routing station. lol

1st thing was the deep sand bed wall. The design calls for teeth to be cut for the water to return to the sumps return section.


Had to improvise with the router. One main piece was missing thats why you see the 2x4 and the clamp.
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good luck with it man. cant wait to see it finished and filled!
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:36 AM
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Couldn't stop there. Decided to put the 4 walls of the sump up.
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Started with the front.




My son, Ant Jr.

Done deal. Tomorrow I will route the top brace and attach it. Then put the dsb section and bubble trap in place.



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SUMP-part 2
Time to route the top brace. Today the bottom will become the top and the top will be the bottom.
Doing a 2" euro brace..Marked it out on the acrylic.

Bought a router guide just for this. Keeps the router straight for a nice straight cut.

Goes on simple and worked great.

I drilled a starter hole and ran some masking tape along the top edge so that the router guide does not scratch the acrylic.







Brace routing done!
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Now attaching the bottom, bubble trap and dsb section walls. Had to get the skimmer to measure how much space will be needed. Want to be able to remove it with ease also leaving a little space just in case I switch skimmers in the future.

Put anything I could find in my garage to put some weight on top after applying the solvent.


Now for the bubble trap. Each panel is 1" apart. The middle panel being 1" higher than the other 2.




Ripped off the paper, sump done.




Router guide served its purpose. It will be going back to home depot! lol

Tomorrow will be the moment of truth...Water/Leak test! looks good. Came out better than I expected.
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