Discussion in 'I made this!' started by GAZBO, Mar 3, 2012.
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Well so far so good two 2" are done now the 3/4"
yeappie! Holes are drilled now its time to remove the old silicone on the inside corners.
right on !! K+ to ya ;D
Itrested in how you worked out the issue with the bracing.. I'll have the same issue & havent concedred it untill I read your thread.
I have not taken care of the brace issue I just resealed the inside corners of the tank and wanted to make sure its good and cured before I take care of the problem I plan on removing the brace and cutting it into thirds and put one piece back in the center and the other sections at the end of the overflow box that way I only have to work around a 5" center piece. I will let you know how it goes hopefully I can get it done tomorrow
Well finally got the brace moved it was alot of work the brace is laying on top of the tank glass and the frame is notched around the brace I had to remove one side of the frame to get the brace off it took at least 2 hrs to get this done. I was lucky to be able to remove the brace without taking the other side of the frame off. I then took it down to a glass shop and had it cut into thirds. notched the frame and reinstalled the braces so now I have a smaller piece of glass in the middle and have good access to the overflow box. the other two are just past the overflow box.
Thats awesome, I'll be taking this same project on in a wek or 2. Did this restrict you on size as far as getting rocks in & out? Do you have a pic of you new top section with the overflow?
Good point..allowing for adding / removing any large items already in the tank.. ..hind sight sometimes hurts..lol...But good job, you had a couple of "hold your breath" moments Excellent, glad ya got it done....wheeew!8)
sorry it took me so long to get some pics it didn't restrict me that bad I steal ended up with 18"X18" opening at each end the pieces of glass ended up being just over 5" wide a piece. My arch rack I built restricted more than anything else. Everything went together great no leaks tanked is stocked so its hard to get pics now but if anything else I can do to help. It turned out being a bigger project but glad I did it.
That is bad azz....nice work man.. : )
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