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wow, looking truly impressive there.
Too bad about your breaks, good to hear you managed to get it fixed without having to take it to the autoshop!
    
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wow, looking truly impressive there.
Too bad about your breaks, good to hear you managed to get it fixed without having to take it to the autoshop!
Thanks man, I'm really liking it too! It's my first mod so its all new to me, but I love it. There will be more
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Update #4


Good afternoon everyone. I have been pretty busy lately so didn't get much time to work on this project, but my brother and I made some progress last night and hope to finish part of this up tonight.

We got the Skilsaw out.


Time to make the brackets that will hold the 2 radiators, but allow them to be easily removed from the tank.
We marked the 3/16" acrylic at 1"


We cut 4 2"x1" brackets and 8 1"x1" brackets.


Cutting the notches out with a dremel.


And here is where we quit for the night.


You can expect an update tonight or tomorrow, which should clear some confusion up as how these will work.

Thanks for looking!
Edited by bigchieftaco - 9/29/11 at 6:31pm
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Update #5


After we cut out all the little brackets, it was time to assemble them.


Here is 2 sets of them being clamped.


After all were made, we needed to sand them down to make them as even as possible.



This is the finished product. They don't need to be too pretty because they wont really be seen.



Now, you may be asking, "But how are those going to work?"
Take a look at the radiator mounts.



Now look at the brackets with the mounting hardware.



Now you may be asking, "But what about the bottom brackets, they look different?"
Well, we had to make special brackets for those.


Thanks for looking!
Edited by bigchieftaco - 9/29/11 at 6:32pm
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I thought sponsored worklogs needed to pay a fee to be posted?
I'm not sure how that works, but probably. I guess if I'm breaking the rules/policy feel free to ban me.

I don't feel its fair for me to pay $30 just to post a work log.
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Oh, i agree with you, hope you didnt think i was being a jerk by asking. Didnt want you to get in trouble.
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Update #6


Evening all! Got some work done today! But first, I got a package in the mail!


Hmm, whats inside?


3 items? What could they be?


Oh, nice. A sleeving kit, 2x120 black ice pro 2 radiator, and some 120mm fans.


A big thanks to SVC for all this. Thanks Richard


After all the excitement it was time to make some progress. First we had to trim the nuts that were going to hold the radiators to the case. They were a hair too thick.


For some reason, the black ice pro didn't come with the correct sized holes for the fan screws I bought. So I had to go buy a tap and tap the holes to the correct size. Here is after I tapped the holes.


After that little speed bump, my brother and I were ready to get some more progress made. Here is a mock up of how and where I wanted the radiators mounted.


After we marked where I wanted the mounts to go, it was down-hill from there. The welding didn't take long at all.
















I am going to wait a day or two before I put the full weight of the radiators on the mounts, hope they hold up

I also got the inside of the fish side caulked with fish-safe silicon.




Also a big thanks to Directron and SuperBiiz


Edited by bigchieftaco - 9/29/11 at 6:36pm
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wow, looks good

that is one massive Rad you got there.. should keep the eniter system chilly.. though probobly not perticularly silently with all thoes fans!
    
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wow, looks good

that is one massive Rad you got there.. should keep the eniter system chilly.. though probobly not perticularly silently with all thoes fans!
Yes, they do look pretty bulky when mounted, but at least they are on the back of the tank. I have to keep the mineral oil cool enough that it doesn't change the temperature of the water, the fish can't take too much stress. I'm hoping to keep the water at about 25-30 degrees Celsius. That should be a safe temperature for tropical fish.

If the noise is too loud, I will just buy quieter fans if they temps are fine.
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