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calvin415
07/19/2006, 09:20 PM
Here's all the pics I've taken...

Cutting the pieces...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2232.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2233.jpg

calvin415
07/19/2006, 09:21 PM
Assembly

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2234.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2235.jpg
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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2240.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2241.jpg
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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2244.jpg

calvin415
07/19/2006, 09:21 PM
Polished...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2257.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2258.jpg
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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2260.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2261.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/Cliffs%20Sump/DSCN2262.jpg

ReefJerk
07/19/2006, 10:14 PM
Sweet. I just got your PM a few minutes ago. I will call you tomorrow some time after 6 to schedule a time for pickup. Thanks again.

Cliff

Deuce67
07/20/2006, 02:13 PM
Nice build there Eric! You definitely got some skills! How about building a skimmer next?

calvin415
07/20/2006, 02:28 PM
The only part of that I'm not sure of is the skimmer neck... The rest is cake, but the neck is not possible with my tools. (Yes I have an oven, but no I don't get to use it. :) )

Deuce67
07/20/2006, 05:54 PM
Cmon man! You dont have to built an old fashion round skimmer! Be different and built a square one. Cut out 4 trapezoid shaped acrylic and use that for your neck! You can get a much bigger area and less turbelence which is essential in a skimmer. Plenty of options, like a diffuser plate ala Bubble King!

Deuce67
07/20/2006, 05:56 PM
Besides, you are the DIY Guru!:D

calvin415
07/20/2006, 07:17 PM
Alright Russ, you got me thinking... :) Let's see if we can come up with a good idea and take a wack at it. But who needs a skimmer?

Deuce67
07/20/2006, 07:27 PM
Who needs a skimmer? Uhmmm...YOU! Make a skimmer for that long arse tank you are planning on.

racer69
07/20/2006, 09:46 PM
Hey Eric, what so you use to polish your acrylic with? I still need to get those scratches out of that 90. Wanna trade scratches for plumbing? ( I think you made mention somewhere about needing some joints sweated in)

ReefJerk
07/20/2006, 10:56 PM
just for perspective. here's the sump sitting on top of the 180. this is the largest sump i've seen.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/reefjerk/5a21ebcb.jpg

ReefJerk
07/20/2006, 11:00 PM
it's real close to 60x16x16. thanks, Eric. you rock.

cliff...

calvin415
07/21/2006, 08:07 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7783490#post7783490 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
Hey Eric, what so you use to polish your acrylic with? I still need to get those scratches out of that 90. Wanna trade scratches for plumbing? ( I think you made mention somewhere about needing some joints sweated in)

It's just a plastic buffing compound with a buffer that I fit into my drill... I think I've finally figured out the joint sweating, but I'm sure I could help you buff it a bit. Are the scratches on the outside or inside? Outside will be quick and easy, but inside can be a little tough. I'm headed out of town today after work, but hit me up 7/31 or later and I'll help. :)

calvin415
07/21/2006, 08:07 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7783934#post7783934 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ReefJerk
it's real close to 60x16x16. thanks, Eric. you rock.

cliff...

Looks great Cliff, can't wait to see this baby up and going! :)

calvin415
07/21/2006, 08:12 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7782479#post7782479 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Deuce67
Who needs a skimmer? Uhmmm...YOU! Make a skimmer for that long arse tank you are planning on.

Decisions decisions... I got home yesterday and had a package at the door. I ordered some custom cut 3/8" acrylic about 3 weeks ago and thought the order didn't go through... Guess I was wrong, so now it looks like I'm going to have to build a Clam tank after all. :) 18x18x10 with look down capability... Stay tuned!!!

racer69
07/21/2006, 10:51 AM
Eric, the scratches are on the inside, but the tank is empty. Freshbrew bought it, but I would still like to get the scratches out for him. I will get with you sometime in August.

calvin415
08/07/2006, 11:26 AM
Hey Cliff, any update on setting this baby up?

Todd, my time is getting booked up really quick, but let me know next time you are headed up if you want to do a quick buffing... :)

racer69
08/07/2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks Eric, I will try and schedule with Chris (freshbrew) since it is his tank now.

rekn
08/07/2006, 03:50 PM
hey eric, whats thestuff you use to buff with? i need to get to wqork on my new 55.


also, could you buildme a house? i dont care if its made of acrylic :)

ReefJerk
08/07/2006, 04:24 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7894403#post7894403 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Hey Cliff, any update on setting this baby up?

Sorry for the lte reply. I have the sump iin place and it's cycling some rock right now. It's been up for about a week now with no issues. It's currently holding about 40 gallons with room to handle about 30 gallons of incidental overflow. That's a comfortable feeling although I haven't had a power outage, pump failure, snail clog, or any such thing since I've had my tank setup.

calvin415
08/07/2006, 04:30 PM
Todd, if you can't get it here's the stuff I use... It's really easy to work with.

http://www.delviesplastics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DP&Product_Code=Buffing_compound_PBC&Category_Code=Buffing_compounds

Rekn, see above...

Nice and cheap and goes a long way with a buffing pad on my high speed dewalt drill. :) I'll do a demo some time.

Cliff glad to hear about the sump, of course you know we will want pics as it all comes together!

rekn
08/07/2006, 05:07 PM
can the demo be done on my 55 lol