View Full Version : I have an acrylic question
05/27/2007, 04:47 PM
My tank is acrylic ,and is 72"x30"x24" tall . The over flow is in the center of the back wall . It is 6.5"x24". Would it be much of an undertaking ,to remove it from the inside of the tank , and go with an external over flow ? Ted
05/27/2007, 05:10 PM
you could cut it out with a jigsaw,but there would be some left behind.then use a small grinder to get rid of the majority.just dont go grinding the main tanks back wall.
05/27/2007, 05:26 PM
Would this be a big job ? do you think it would be worth the work ? I would love to have the additional space in the tank. Ted
05/27/2007, 05:28 PM
actually its an easy job to cut and grind it out.then just drill holes and glue on the overflow.got any pics of the tank and overflow?
05/27/2007, 05:35 PM
The only pic I have is the one I have in my gallery . I don't think you can tell much from that . Ted
05/27/2007, 05:39 PM
it is easy just cut it out,grind away the extra stuff.just leave a little behind
05/27/2007, 05:46 PM
Just screw pipe plugs in the bulkheads in the bottom ? is that right. make a new box , and glue it on the outside of the back wall , no problem . Ted
05/27/2007, 05:52 PM
05/27/2007, 06:33 PM
you will really enjoy the extra space when you do this, I am looking forward to my tank when its done being constructed and I went with two boxes 18"Lx 6"W x12"D to accomidate (2) 2" bulkheads and durso drain setups.. let me know if you decide to do this and how it works out as I am curious...
05/27/2007, 08:33 PM
Can this be done with the tank still on the stand , or would it have to be set on its face to cement the box on the back ? Ted
05/27/2007, 08:48 PM
id put it on the ground(on top of a blanket) and cut out the box and grind the excess away.then flip it over and drill it and glue on the box.
05/27/2007, 08:53 PM
Looks like I'm going to need some help on this one . Thanks Ted
05/27/2007, 08:54 PM
get a couple of guys and a few beers and youl be set;)
05/27/2007, 08:58 PM
Thanks checkinhawk ,
05/27/2007, 09:02 PM
no problem good luck with the mod.
05/28/2007, 11:28 PM
Did someone say BEER?
I like beer and power tools :rollface:
I'll be there when you need Ted
05/29/2007, 09:06 AM
What about mounted the overflow on the outside rear of the tank? This way you do not have to alter the main tank as much. Just a thought.
05/29/2007, 05:17 PM
That's what I want to do , and remove the over flow box on the inside of the tank .
06/05/2007, 07:06 PM
Well The internal overflow box is out of the tank . Now I have to grind off the little 1/4" high strip, where the box was bonded to the back wall . The little Dremel tool worked great . I used the flex shaft , and head , so I could cut real close to the back wall . (piece of cake ) Ted
06/05/2007, 07:31 PM
so i take it everything went fine for you.where are the pics of before and after?
06/05/2007, 09:20 PM
I don't have a digital camera .
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