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my 34G Cube Build


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    Default my 34G Cube Build

    34 Gallon Cube build

    34G cube tank. Slowly building this tank, 30ish gallon sump, cabinet/stand, Reef Octopus NWB-150 skimmer. Build in progress.

    It was originally drilled with one 1" hole on the top right. I have done the following so far:

    - Vinyl black background - cut from a blueprint vinyl machine
    - Had 2 drain holes drilled 1"
    - 1200 GPH overflow with bulkheads
    - 1" bulkhead return reduced to a 3/4" dual nozzle loc-line (waiting for loc line to be delivered)
    -Return pump to be decided and ordered within a day or too

    More pics will be posted soon after plumbing. Hopefully powered by LEDs within the next couple weeks


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    Nice start. In retro spect, I wish I would have done something like this vs. the solana AIO. This allows for much more versatility in terms of equipment usage, etc. Will be following for sure.

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    Default More work done

    More work done to stand and tank...
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    heres my sump...

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    I'm truly enjoying this build. Very nice!
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    Looks like a sweet little set up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Looks like a sweet little set up there!
    I agree!! I love the casters!! I would love to have me a tank on wheels! You can just put it anywhere you feel like on any given day.

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    I'm following along, I like to see new builds.

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    Yea i got the stand for free from Delphi when i use to do contract work there but never ended up using it untill now. I do have one concern about the wheels.. I dont know how well it will support all that weight when the tanks are filled up. I was considering taking them off when Im ready to fill the tank. They are plastic and It sure would cause one **** of a mess if one were to break.....

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    If I were you I would take those wheels off, even if you wanted to move it around, it will more than likely be top heavy and be very tippy.

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    Yeah, now that you say they are plastic I would worry too. If they were those old heavy duty metal casters they might be ok but plastic can break pretty easily that would be a big disaster.

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