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    My "Cliche" Build

    I've started the 40 gallon breeder with 20 gallon long sump.
    I'm going with a custom overflow / beanAnimal setup. I'll be more than happy with 600gph flow. My stand will be a bit taller than most. 40" from the floor, to the bottom of the DT. It will provide space to interact with sump and skimmer etc. As well as give a taller view of the tank, opposed to staring at the sandbed area on a short stand. I'm going with a toothless box design, so everything should appear low profile or streamline. I'll be using custom baffles in the sump of course. Black acrylic for the primary refugium baffles, in order to congregate algae to one Location. The back of the fuge on my turf scrubber. The flow will be filtered one last time by filter media, right before exiting into the return pump chamber.

    I'll post pics with progression.

    Accepting any and all payITforwards.
    Thanks in advance . Any questions and comments are welcome.








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    Sweet well looks like your off to a good start!! that's for sure Love 40b tanks

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    Silicone. I made myself an overflow. 9 x 5 x 4.5 roughly.
    Now hurry up and wait.







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    Almost done with the stand. I'll add 2 more braces, when I'm sure if where I am routing the plumbing. I'll coordinate the stand braces with brackets for securing the drain pipes. I'll use some weather stripping between glass/trim to wood interfaces. That should absorb any unforseen vibrations without affecting leveling so much. For that there's shims. I made the stand in the side to act as either a shelf or provide a spot for a Quarantine tank. Below can house pod cultivation. Kind of a one stop shop. I'll begin plumbing the bean overflow in the next couple of weeks. For starts I'll be using a marineland t5/led/MH combo for lighting.

    More to come...



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    That's a leaf on the floor by the way. Looks like a frickin mouse.

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    LOL it sure does funny

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    Loving the room I have to work with underneath the DT.

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    it's looking good !!

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    Hope you like the bean animal! Ever since reading up about them I've wanted to try one! Looks like you're off to a great start
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    Thanks.

    Testing lights etc. Almost ready to start adding water.

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    Everything looks to be working flawlessly

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    Looks like a running tank. Are you going to clip the excess hose from the return?

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    Do you have photos of your overflow / bean animal completed?

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    I will get an updated one soon. The 2nd pipe has a tube coming from the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Tim View Post
    Looks like a running tank. Are you going to clip the excess hose from the return?

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    Not right away. It seems to be limiting the force to optimum level. If it seems it's stressing the pump to much I could trim off a bit.

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    Pods are still living after 2 days. Hopefully they can create a good population for the mandarin later down the road.

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    You can see the 1/2 inch tube on the 2nd drain.


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    Diatom bloom fading. Levels have stabled. Initial livestock introduced to the system seem to be happy

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