Just started Making my sump/refuge

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  1. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

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    First 2 pieces glued.
    Going to make a L shape sump,refuge will be
    the only thing visible when stand doors are open.

    It is Done.
    [link]http://www.3reef.com/photo_album/jnbahwkins/SumpRun.avi[/link]
     

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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Cool..
    How will the water flow out of the box you made? Does the glass go all the way to the trim at the top?
     
  4. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

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    i am going to drill holes for water to flow from one side to the other...still working it out a bit...
     
  5. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

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    A little bit farther along.nothing is siliconed in yet.
    thinking of adding a Whatchamajigger or maybe even a
    thingamabob then i will make it permanent.
     

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  6. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

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    Be better if you added a Doowhackett IMHO :)

    John
     
  7. dx7fd2

    dx7fd2 Sea Dragon

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    I've always been partial to doomaflojjies and don't forget the widget!!! ;)

    Drew
     
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  9. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Very Cool Concept! I can't wait to see the finished project!
     
  10. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

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    Version 1.1
    Had to rethink design because it dawned on me i would have a huge waterfall dumping into the return pump area causing tons of bubbles.

    May still add a little Something at the last baffle to reduce the chances of bubbles.

    In this picture you are looking at the backside where
    water will be pumped up out of the larger chamber(rear-right).
    The skimmer will be a hang-on unit that will be in the same cube as the water input(Front-right)

    heaters or anything else will be in the (rear-left) chamber .
    The largest chamber will the the fuge.(front-left)
     

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  11. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    John,
    You OBVIOUSLY have way too much time on your hands, way too many tools, and the skill and precision of an experienced cabinet maker. What attention to detail. I bet those holes are aligned within a 1/64" of each other. NICE WORK!!
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    Jim
     
  12. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

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    Nah i am not that good really.I just take my time.
    it is my first time working with this plastic stuff
    I did not realize it stunk so bad cutting it.

    now i got to go get that water thin glue stuff to glue it all together and silicone.used the glue i had putting together the overflow box.

    But hey thanks for the kudos
     

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