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Jedi's 4x4x2.5 Cube Adventure Begins

Postby Jedi » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 12:51 pm

Hi All,

It has been a while since i've been around here. This damn work stuff is just not fun when you don't get time to do the things you like. But at least it helps you get the $$ to do the projects we all love to do... heheheh

A couple years ago I was getting feedback and suggestions on how to take on a Cube project.

By way of luck I have aquired the tank to start my project.

A mate of mine has been running this thing for about 4 years and always said if he was going to get rid of it, it would come my way. I got a phone call two weeks ago saying "It's here and waiting for you to pick up".

Picking this thing up wasn't an easy task. it took 4 Blokes to pick this thing up and get it on the back of the ute... and 3 of us to get the stand in the back of the ute also.

The stand is made from 1.5 inch square tubing and supported around the top with 3mm plate steel running full width and 150mm high.

The pics below show the tank being cleaned by my other half (yes I put her to work) and the stand that is currently upside down as I need to clean off all the rust and repaint.

See what you all think.. I have got to get one panel drilled so I can make a half height weir and will be using a 3 foot sump.

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Postby amashun » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 1:50 pm

Awesome :clap:

btw, i've noticed QLD people like to take pictures when they are inside the tank... ;) :roflmao:
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Postby blags » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 1:54 pm

Woohoo let the adventure begin :clap: :clap:
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Postby bill » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 2:37 pm

im in your tank, cleaning your algae's!!

wondering what had happened to you, and how the hell did you enlist the boss lady to help you clean ze tank?
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Postby Jedi » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 3:36 pm

Yer Blags, Finally it can start.

Lots to do though should have the stand all sorted in a couple weeks if all goes to plan.

Standby for a 1000L water delivery to my joint. :D


Bill, Just been extremely busy with work, as for the cleaning, I used the excuse that I'm to heavy to jump in there and do it I might break the bottom......

Worked a treat.. but I did get a comment of "This is the First and LAST time i'm cleaning this tank" heheheheheh.

Will update with pics as I progress.

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Postby desmogod » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 4:33 pm

amashun wrote:Awesome :clap:

btw, i've noticed QLD people like to take pictures when they are inside the tank... ;) :roflmao:

I tried, but I can only fit my head in the nano, however, with some broken bones, I should be able to fit in the 2x2x2.
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Postby -Phil- » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 5:04 pm

wow this is the size i want to go if i ever get room and/or money

how many litres does it end up becoming?

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Postby cam » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 5:09 pm

just over 1000 litres.
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Postby Beaker » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 6:26 pm

Such a great size tank, will look awesome!

Look foward to seeing the progress..
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Postby bill » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 7:03 pm

do matt proud!
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Postby Chow » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 7:23 pm

OMG that is the best size ever. Its gonna be a beauty when its done, cant wait, keep us posted. Good luck!
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Postby roop » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 7:50 pm

Nice size tank!
What glass thickness is that?
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Postby inferno6688 » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 9:36 pm

that's a great sized tank.
Would be perfect to putting in the middle of the room and have it viewable on all 4 sides.
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Postby Jedi » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 10:37 pm

The tank is 12mm Glass.

I was wanting to do a 360 degree veiwing tank with a center wier etc. but a couple panels have a few scratches and one panel is badly scratched so I will be making that one the rear panel.

Currently trying to work out the size for the wier and what size hole or holes to get drilled.

Can't wait for this weekend so I can get started on the stand.
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Postby blags » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 11:48 pm

How about a 50mm bulkhead. With that you can get some awsome flow through them. I have 2 in my weir but only need one, the other is ther just in case something blocks it.
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Postby Tone » Thu 16 Aug, 2007 9:40 am

Great tank, Jedi! You are truly a master to encouraging Mrs Jedi into the tank to clean it up ...

About the scratches, have a chat with one of the auto glaziers about how they do the windscreen chips ... you might be able to get some of their product. Alternatively, what about cutting out the panel and replacing it if that is practicable?

2 x 50mm standpipes narrowed to 40mm after the bulkhead will be right (1 x overflow standby). I have 2 x 40mm standpipes narrowed to 32mm ... one operates as the drain to the sump and fuge, and the other will feed the skimmer when I get around to connecting the pipes. The single 40mm standpipe operates the flow requirement for the Iwaki MX70R return pump without any problems.

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Postby darkmuncan » Sat 18 Aug, 2007 4:41 pm

Hurry up and put some water in it

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Postby Guv » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 12:54 am

darkmuncan wrote:Hurry up and put some water in it


Pffft. I say more shots of Mrs Jedi in the tank :pirate: :roflmao:
Awesome size tank - Will be watching with interest :cheers:
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Postby Jedi » Fri 24 Aug, 2007 11:54 pm

Hey All,

Well I have kinda got a plan together for the plumbing and sump setup.

I always like to keep my sump setup very simple 3 chambers. 1st for overflow and skimmer, large middle section for DSB/Fuge, then 3 chamber for return pump. Seems to work quite well for me so Ill stick with it.

Tone:- Who did the 50mm holes for you? and where did you get the 50mm plumbing from? Aquariums R Us will only do 30mm holes. :(

I wanted to try avoid a full height wier in this one and the overflow box section wasn't easy to work out.

I have done up the follow plan for the plumbing and just wanted some feedback, mainly about the overflow box size, or any other suggestions.

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Postby sheriff » Sun 26 Aug, 2007 10:13 am

It might be worth getting your stand sand blasted and a good coat of paint at this time too?
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Postby Guv » Sun 26 Aug, 2007 11:44 am

If you are going to be doing dual weir box outlets anyway, I'd suggest you take a look at the <a href="http://www.masa.asn.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=168430"> Silent Overflow - Syphon and Backup Durso Overflow Design</a> thread.

If you stick with your current drain locations (bottom of weir box) you will have a VERY noisy slurping noise. Having them too low will also prevent implementing even dursos to reduce the noise (as you need a minimum of an elbow connected on the inside of the bulkheads - pointed downwards).

Also, if you don't get your returns pretty much exactly even you will find that flow will favour one of the exits - I'd either suggest adding some inline full-bore valves to be able to balance these or considering an ocean motions device so that only one outlet is fed at a time.
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Postby Tone » Sun 26 Aug, 2007 6:13 pm

Jedi wrote:Tone:- Who did the 50mm holes for you? and where did you get the 50mm plumbing from? Aquariums R Us will only do 30mm holes. :(


Maybe change tank maker ... ArUS typically aren't that switched on to anything outside of their standard tanks as that is all that they know to build. I'd give Dennison over at MaryAnne's Aquarium a call ("Rainmun"). 50mm plumbing is available from Bunnies -- waste water grey pipe. But, I've got 40mm pipework on mine.

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Postby darkmuncan » Mon 25 Feb, 2008 9:59 pm

have you finished this yet?
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Postby baphomet » Tue 26 Feb, 2008 6:38 pm

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Re: Jedi's 4x4x2.5 Cube Adventure Begins

Postby damer » Wed 17 Feb, 2010 1:42 pm

Any one know how this tank ended up?

its a simialir/same size to something i am planning
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Re: Jedi's 4x4x2.5 Cube Adventure Begins

Postby Trozza » Thu 04 Nov, 2010 12:24 pm

any updates?
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