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    The glass overflow is in, and it looks soooo good!


    I have some acrylic I found that I'm using to build a guard out of. Its like half in there atm. Click here to enlarge

    If I was to do it again, I would use black silicone as the "clear" lights up with the LED lights, but I still like it.


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    Very nicely done!

    You should be all good to go after 24 hours.

    How are you liking the cholla wood branches? Are they holding up well?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Warfie Click here to enlarge
    How are you liking the cholla wood branches? Are they holding up well?
    Most of those are the same branches that have been in there for over 3 years and they are still holding up. That's plenty long enough for me!

    The glass overflow is great. I cannot believe how clear it is.

    Now, I just need my addition of 5 more clown loaches to settle in.

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    I built an overflow guard over the weekend. About 4 months ago I found two 6ftx3ft 3/8in pieces of acrylic out at the road. They have a series of holes drilled in them about 8 inches apart, but other than that they're in perfect shape. I knew they would be useful and brought them home.

    This is the second aquarium project I've built out of them. It is made of 3 interlocking pieces that fit inside the overflow. I'll try to show you how that works later. The teeth stick up about 3/4 of an inch above the overflow. There is a spacer between the toothed divider and the overflow, which means no loss of surface skimming and no water noises are made.

    If any fish can somehow make it past this, I'll be amazed.

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    Some more video


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