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Joshsmit56001
08/04/2017, 10:39 AM
So I have this idea of turning a 10 gallon tank into a top off and dosing chamber all in one. I would use glass baffles to have an 8 gallon top off reservoir and 2 one gallon reservoirs. Is this a good idea to have it all in one? Anybody ever done this before?

Josh


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mcgyvr
08/06/2017, 07:54 AM
Sure thats fine... provided you don't have any leaks..

Joshsmit56001
08/06/2017, 08:03 AM
Sure thats fine... provided you don't have any leaks..



I will be using glass baffles instead of acrylic for a more secure fit and I will certainly be doing a leak test on all 3 chambers. See my progress so far.

Acrylic cover
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/7a39adefff047f1e4f9830ac423eed66.jpg

Baffle templates cut from cardboard for glass shop
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/dfc956ee103b3e3991d861be1d58d0fb.jpg

Cover on
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/01fa609ab8d6027bf008d126c573b916.jpg


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Vinny Kreyling
08/06/2017, 08:47 AM
Make sure baffles are shorter than width by 1/8" for a good silicone joint.
Acrylic will warp over time, you might want to avoid that by some thick vertical strips on the cover to prevent it & act as a handles to pick it up.