120g Buildup

Break out the ducktape !

Moderators: snoopdog, Amphiprion, AgeDynasty

User avatar
Phisher
Hermit Crab
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Location: Saucier
Contact:

120g Buildup

Post by Phisher » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:40 pm

My pumps and stand are coming in next weekend so I thought I would start a build log beginging with the stand.

48.5"x24.5" top and bottom bracing.
Image

Takes some shape.
Image

Triple braced uprisers, this cat will be strong.

Image

Finished frame.

Image

I hope to get the skin on tomorrow.

Joe
Image

User avatar
Phisher
Hermit Crab
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Location: Saucier
Contact:

Post by Phisher » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:10 pm

I have not made much progress this week. I want to get the tank here before I skin the stand so just did some more bracing and put the flooring in under the stand.

I did get my first basket of goodies in today.
Image
My pumps, awesome price on plumbing fittings through work and found this berlin skimmer for $40 until I can afford a real good one. Tank should be here Saturday, very excited.

Joe
Image

User avatar
ShagMan
King of Softies
Posts: 2145
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:41 pm
Location: Mobile, AL
Contact:

Post by ShagMan » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:31 am

Beefy stand, I like it!
-Josh Murrah

User avatar
Snakeman
Astrea snail
Posts: 1077
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:56 pm
Location: Bay Minette
Contact:

Post by Snakeman » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:52 am

Nice framing job.
RENTON: I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got Heroin?

sb1227
Astrea snail
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 9:24 pm
Location: Foley

Post by sb1227 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:02 am

Hey, nothing wrong with a Berlin skimmer if/when you can get it adjusted right. I had one for about a year and liked it, got plenty of nasty thick skimmate without overskimming.
Good looking frame! What are you gonna skin it with?

User avatar
Phisher
Hermit Crab
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Location: Saucier
Contact:

Post by Phisher » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:54 am

I'm hoping to skin it this weekend. 1/4" pine all around, dressed up with 1x6 around the top and bottom, maybe some corner molding. I'm not a real craftsman so just playing it by ear.

Joe
Image

User avatar
110chadman
Copepod
Posts: 348
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: pensacola florida
Contact:

Post by 110chadman » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:21 pm

where did you get the cheap plumbing im looking for some cheap 1" ball valves also where did you get your pumps

things are looking good im still drumbing along with the 110 project but fixing to get married on may 7 doesnt leave me with much fish money right now!!!!!

looking good

chad
gitting things back in order and starting over!!!

User avatar
Phisher
Hermit Crab
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Location: Saucier
Contact:

Post by Phisher » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:32 pm

My plumbing parts are from Hughes Supply, we do a lot of business with them at work so I get a good price buying through work.
The pumps I got locally, my local guy matches or beats online prices on special order items.
1" ball valves were like $3.50 and unions were $3.29 for sch80.
Joe
Last edited by Phisher on Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
Scott
Echinophyllia addict
Posts: 2495
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:00 pm
Are you a Bot ?: No
Location: West Mobile
Contact:

Post by Scott » Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:41 pm

If you look on the Baton Rouge reef club on Yahoo groups someone there has a Lifereef skimmer for a good price. Everything looks good. I like the Gen-X pumps but some are loud. If you use 1" or even better yet 1.5" returns the noise is decreased and the flow increases.
Wanted: to set up a tank again.

User avatar
Phisher
Hermit Crab
Posts: 773
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Location: Saucier
Contact:

Post by Phisher » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:54 pm

Scott both are being plumbed with 1" in 3/4" out. I am concerned about the noise all around. I'm planning to use dimmer switchs in my fans to reduce noise, I think the pump noise is alot on how you mount them so I will need to come up with something creative there.

Joe
Image

User avatar
110chadman
Copepod
Posts: 348
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: pensacola florida
Contact:

Post by 110chadman » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:59 pm

go to a local harware store and find some thick rubber or even those thick mouse pads i have an old one that i will cut up and put under my pumps cus i know the vibration will be a little loud

look around for a mouse pad at least 1/4 in thick

chad
gitting things back in order and starting over!!!

User avatar
Scott
Echinophyllia addict
Posts: 2495
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:00 pm
Are you a Bot ?: No
Location: West Mobile
Contact:

Post by Scott » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:51 pm

Phisher wrote:Scott both are being plumbed with 1" in 3/4" out. I am concerned about the noise all around. I'm planning to use dimmer switchs in my fans to reduce noise, I think the pump noise is alot on how you mount them so I will need to come up with something creative there.

Joe
Just use an adapter (bushing) from 3/4 to 1 or larger. The increased pipe diameter reduces head pressure. Figure that:

.75 inch pipe area is ~ .441 sq inches
1 inch pipe area is ~ 0.785 sq inches
1.5 inch pipe area is ~ 1.767 sp inches

So it would take almost 2 .75 inch pipes to equal one 1 inch. Plus you have less head due to friction.
Wanted: to set up a tank again.

User avatar
snoopdog
Yellow Tang
Posts: 4235
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 7:37 pm
Are you a Bot ?: No
Location: Mobile, Al
Contact:

Post by snoopdog » Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:29 am

110chadman wrote:go to a local harware store and find some thick rubber or even those thick mouse pads i have an old one that i will cut up and put under my pumps cus i know the vibration will be a little loud

look around for a mouse pad at least 1/4 in thick

chad

Nooooo !!! Not the mousepad.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

User avatar
110chadman
Copepod
Posts: 348
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: pensacola florida
Contact:

Post by 110chadman » Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:19 am

snoopdog wrote:
110chadman wrote:go to a local harware store and find some thick rubber or even those thick mouse pads i have an old one that i will cut up and put under my pumps cus i know the vibration will be a little loud

look around for a mouse pad at least 1/4 in thick

chad

Nooooo !!! Not the mousepad.
what do you mean!!!!!

chad
gitting things back in order and starting over!!!

User avatar
Amyjoe
Hermit Crab
Posts: 890
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:16 pm
Location: Mobile,AL
Contact:

Post by Amyjoe » Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:06 am

Snoop is a computer geek.... I think that is what that was referring to....

Post Reply