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Old 03-20-2006, 04:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Drill a hole in the one side "wing" of the valve and use one of those long u-shaped child locks that you use to keep two cabinet door handles together and tie the wing to the pvc riser and slide the ratchet part back over. That should keep little hand at bay........
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LOL. That ought to do it. She actually tried to turn one of the valves today. I hope she never gets mad at me.

Thanks for the email, Andre. I read through it today and will incorporate some of the ideas. I'm definitly going to add a filter to the water change system.
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No problem at all. It's looking GOOD !!
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Here's what my friend Jim came up with for the drain valve.

http://www.northsafety.com/usa/en/bs....html?GID=3060
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We installed the acess panels today. I put weather stripping around the panels but there is still light seeping out. I'm going to add eye hook locks to the inside of the panels to pull them tighter.

Jim came by and put the end caps that Brian made on the lights. Much better.

We also added the lock out mechanism for the drain valve.

I ordered some blue and white leds from this place http://autolumination.com/fixtures.htm. Hopefully they will arrive before the weekend.
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Erin,

Nice tank !

However, aquascaping this won't be as easy as any other tank.

#1. You can't see anything from the back
#2. You have doors / dividers above the tank which will make planting / rock-wood placing hell of a project

Good luck. I will see you in few days.
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Thanks Jay.

It's worse than you think. The euro brace and my height make it very very difficult. On the other hand, the lights are easily adjustable since they are on a pulley system. I don't think hardscaping will be that difficult. It will just have to go in from the back of the tank.

The back was originally intended to be removable acrylic like the side panels. It turned into too much of a project to build it that way. In retrospect I wish I had.

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Jeff says he's used to working in tight quarters and that this is just run of the mill for him.
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