Discussion in 'I made this!' started by PDCCO, Jan 30, 2012.
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What's your total gallonage? Also, what are your, planning to put in it?
Total system voulme is ~75g -- planned as a coral frag tank.
Not to intrude; Make sure the edges are finished, smooth and square. Jointer preferably. (Hand powered planer works for very large pieces) A router can be set up also. You will get higher quality seams, if you use 75% W3 to 25% W4, and use a 21 gauge needles in the seams about every 6 inches. Then let the solvent capillary in the seam. (The needles will allow a lot of solvent to soak in the seam) Be careful to apply solvent without adding to many bubbles. After 1-3 minutes depending on temperature, pull oldest needle out. There should be a thick filet on both sides of the material. If a bit watery let sit another minute. Then pull all the needles. You may also need to shim under each needle to take up the difference in flatness of table. Try little pieces of laminate, or a folded over piece of cardboard (thin) for shims. There are many more options also. You will get a clear, extremely strong seam. If edges are cut and prepared properly with the correct plastics, it will last a decade without much degredation. One other secret on that aspect. DO NOT add water for one month. After 24 hours it has contracted about 95%, but that last 5% over a month will make a difference over the decades.
Phenomenal work!!! This is absolutely impressive! Congratulations.
Pretty awesome indeed! Not my cup of tea but it's very neat.
how's this going?
Everything is functioning as planned. I have one six-line, some rock, and my fuge fully set-up. Been running for about a month now, and everything seems to be cycling nicely. Starting to get some pods multiplying now and will start adding frags soon.
I built a three tier frag rack in anticipation of receiving my coral starts. I also added a row of red LED’s to my lighting system to balance out the color a bit.
Love the system so far!
... A Typical Frag Rack
... My custom built LED system, multi channel dimmable ;D
If I could do it all over again, I would make a few changes -- but in general I am very pleased with the design.
wow.. that looks amazing! very nice job and I've never seen anything like it!
wow- you are crazy good at DIY!!!! wanna come make a system for me? LOL
Wow thats awesome
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