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This is awesome. I am following it for sure.
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This is awesome. I am following it for sure.
Thanks bud.






Update #7

So, I left off last having completed mounting the radiators to the rear of the tank. The last big step is to get the lid fitted for the PSU and motherboard tray.

Trip to the local hardware store to pick up a tap, jig-saw blade, and some bolts to mount the lid to the tank.


The top of the tank needed to get sanded down. The divider and a couple other pieces weren't exact size, so their edges were sticking out.








Then we marked out where I wanted the tray to be, in proportion to the lid.

I wanted the lid to mount over the end of the tray, so that's why there is an extra line

We then set up a ghetto fence for the jig-saw. Wanted the line to be straight but the fence failed me

More sanding, woo hoo.

After I got that cut out, we marked where the PSU plugin and rocker-switch will be. I had to drill a couple holes in the corner of the square to fit the jig-saw blade in.




I couldn't get a picture of the hole being cut out because I was doing the cutting, but here it is after.


Got a very nice shot of the hole being trimmed up by my brother.


And that's all she wrote!


Oh, and if you didn't notice, I got a brand new camera! Canon EOS Rebel XS. Now I can give my mom her point and shoot back
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Update #8

Leak test! Time to perform a leak test, but only on the fish side.













Hope it holds up
Edited by bigchieftaco - 10/17/11 at 6:47am
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Leek test! Time to perform a leek test, but only on the fish side.
were the leeks delicious? how did you prepare them? in a stew, fried, or my favorite, in a leek and potatoes soup?

sorry.

looks great!
    
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were the leeks delicious? how did you prepare them? in a stew, fried, or my favorite, in a leek and potatoes soup?

sorry.

looks great!
Thanks, I think

Leak test part 1 = FAIL







I took the silicon off the fish side so I can apply some more weld-on. I hope that will fix it. Could get ugly pretty quick.






I also applied more weld-on to the computer side.


This will set me back a little because after I apply the silicon again, I have to wait 2 days before I put water in.
Guess I better get to work!
Edited by bigchieftaco - 10/17/11 at 6:47am
post #26 of 52
Oh man that is rough. Good thing you leak tested before it is finished. Hope the gluing fixes it. You gonna try leak testing before you silicon it this time?

Also may want to check out CyberDruid's Acrylic thread, Lots of great stuff in it.
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Oh man that is rough. Good thing you leak tested before it is finished. Hope the gluing fixes it. You gonna try leak testing before you silicon it this time?

Also may want to check out CyberDruid's Acrylic thread, Lots of great stuff in it.
Yeah, I think that would be the best idea. And thanks for the link, awesome stuff in there. I wish I would of looked in there before starting this. Would of saved me time and it would of looked a lot better.
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Update #9

I left off with the failed leak test, I have gone through and re-glued all the edges. I started the new leak test on Sunday night. It has been leak free for 3 days so far. If nothing shows up by Friday, I will begin the leak test on the mineral oil side.


As far as progress goes, I finally got the PSU mounted to the lid. Oh, and don't mind the nuts being used as washers. I will eventually replace those with grommets or nice looking washers.









Edited by bigchieftaco - 10/17/11 at 6:48am
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ITS ALIVE.. well.. kinda
    
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ITS ALIVE.. well.. kinda
Now its ALIVE!





Update #10
Leak Test 2! The computer side.

I started this leak test last night and so far so good. Hope it stays that way. Here are some pictures of my Frankenstein creation. Enjoy!

















The pump is my brothers, hes letting me use it. I didn't think it would work very well but I was surprised how strong it pumped the water. There was one heck of a current in there!
Edited by bigchieftaco - 10/17/11 at 6:48am
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