How to make an overflow with a middle schoolers buget.
10 easy steps to making an overflow. by myself, ok and my dad. Thanks dad
Bug your parnets to take you to Home Depot
Get a plastic panel(this is what you bend)
pay for it.
Take it home, and thank your parents.
build a bending thing out of used wood you found in the garage
Get the heat gun out.
turn the gun on.
make sure it on! maybe I should mess with it.
Step 6 ( it helps to have a second set of hand for this one)
Bend the plastic with the heat gun, till it is nice and curved. Hold it down till cools.
do the other side
look over your work and applode yourself
hope you didn't bend it the wrong way. wow one thing I didn't mess up on
OK. In the "reef-ready" systems the have the overflows going from top to bottom, and I liked how they look(not the price) so I wanted to make a cheap one. I didn't like the boxes that hung on and I didn't want to drill my tank more than I had too. So I was talking to my dad about it, he helps me with a lot of my projects, and we were debating one which side to put it. ex, left corner vs. right corner, and current flow. So after debating we just put it in the middle and it turned out to work pretty well. I will post pic's on it. Then we cut off the top part, sense it was too tall, and cut the slits for the water to go throw. I didn't know the height of the slits so we made them 3in and the pipe that drains is about an 1/2-3/4in down fromt he top of the cut.
Then we put the pipe in and silconed it in then siliconed the the overflow over it. Thanks.
Originally Posted by spanko http:///forum/post/2978125
Okay so you did cut it down. Is your tank drilled where the overflow is then?
Yes, and yes. I have school to go to so I have little time to resize all of the pictures. Will post more about it in the next one.
I didn't get to shots of him cutting the slits for the later to pass through but I did get shot of him cutting it in half. Just because you shot yourself with a finishing gun doesn't mean you can't use the other tools properly. (long story don't
Some more. Attachment 220792 Attachment 220793
I choose to go with a lighter colored stain instead of dark one as before.
The pipes go up from the back and it through the canopy.These are before I put my doors own. Any commets would be great thanks.
Thanks. I (we, cant drive) took it over to Jones Paint & Glass and had them drill it. We were going to go get a bit to drill it but is was cheaper to have them dol it. They usually are on the small tank sizes and he did some test(sounds weird) on it to make sure it wasn't tempered.
Got new things for my tank today.
Originally Posted by lauremf2002 http:///forum/post/2980624
cool! Youll love the cleaner mine is always so busy
Thanks. He seems to be doing good. He trys to clean the fish but the are still unsure. My dads is really big and eats the flake food he puts in the tank, can't stick to cleaning the fish.