View Full Version : Lukestimp's 29G Nano!


LukeStimp
01-28-2008, 7:09 PM
Been away for awhile but I'm back now and finally going to get started on this Project. I purchased a 29G All Glass aquarium and stand about 6 months back but got busy with the purchase of my new Home so I had to wait until we were settled in. Well that time has come! I've got a few ideas on what I want to do, but I'm definately going to be asking for a ton of help.


Here is a picture of the Tank and Stand in it's new location, my Home Office.



http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa15/Lukestimp/29%20Gallon%20Nano/100_0314.jpg

ericmcj31
01-28-2008, 7:11 PM
great! keep us posted with more pics. as you come along with your build

LukeStimp
01-28-2008, 7:19 PM
Initially I was going to use 2-4" Overflows, but after finding this nice piece of 6" Diameter PVC I have decided instead to create a single 6" Overflow directly in the center so as not to lose as much space in the tank. This will also allow me to create more returns and possibly a closed loop system.

Here is a Picture of the 6" Diameter PVC before being cut to size.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa15/Lukestimp/29%20Gallon%20Nano/100_0315.jpg



Here is the same piece of 6" diameter PVC after being cut to size.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa15/Lukestimp/29%20Gallon%20Nano/100_0316.jpg

LukeStimp
01-28-2008, 7:23 PM
Here is the Tank and Stand with the Overflow inside, Not glued in yet because there's still some drilling to do.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa15/Lukestimp/29%20Gallon%20Nano/100_0317.jpg

Barbara
02-01-2008, 10:47 AM
The ripped PVC pipe is such a cool idea. And I don't know anything about closed loop systems, but I think I want to do one in my 90. I don't think I can drill the tank, so I'd like to do it with PVC, similar to the way I had my return plumbed before I got a reef ready tank. I would love to learn how to build a closed loop system (without drilling the tank).

LukeStimp
02-01-2008, 11:04 AM
Well this was the 29G before I turned it into the Sump/fuge. I've never heard of a closed loop without drilling the tank, but I'm sure someone on here will know something about that.