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    Day 3
    Today is sheet rock day and it was going up quick until the tinner (hvac guy) had to leave. Mini break and time for lunch. Notice how awesome the plumbing for the sink and the rodi are coming out of the drywall. Kyle did a great job.

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    Day 3
    Installed some tile board on the wall to waterproof behind the laundry sink and the saltwater mixing barrel.
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    Day 3
    Tinner has finished rerouting the return air. He went right above the other return and freed up a lot of space for the next stand. The 2x4 is the first bit of stability for the stand that will sit over the 2 return lines to hold up the 30 gallon ato tank. No space is open in this fish room

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    Day 3
    The sump is finally in place on top of 1.25" foam padding to help keep the acrylic nice and level and prevent from stressing in the future.
    The drywall over the stand is complete but you can tell there are a few pieces that need to be finished
    Tile board will be going up right over the sheetrock tomorrow

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    Day 3
    The main drain line is in and connects sink, rodi, water heater and the sump (for overflow). Everything slopes downward .25" for every linear foot ti the drain.

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    Day 4
    The stand is complete for the 30gallon top off barrel. We had to shoot in more nails to the 8"concrete fir a nice and stable platform. Drywall went up and I did the old redneck test of jumping in it. She holds. Lol

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    Day 4
    All the tile board is up and the adhesive is drying. When it sets we will caulk it and then put the first coat on the exterior of the stand we dudbt gi ti the top of the wall due to the wiring expense.
    Tile board us so easy to use that we are thinking of doing the bottom half of all the walls in the fish room

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    Do you have a link to the 100g drum? Thanks.

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    Day 1
    Purchased a 100g drum from big R. The original tank had an iwaki pump that was way underpowered for this size of tank. I dismantled the pump and checked it out. The pump is now hard plumbed to the tank with two shut off valves. The first valve controls the circulation within the tank so that I don't have to hand stir the new salt. The second valve controls the flow of the fresh saltwater that will be automatically pumped into the system during water changes.

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    They have several sizes at the BIG R in Falcon on 24 just north of woodman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmellon View Post
    They have several sizes at the BIG R in Falcon on 24 just north of woodman.
    That's where I bought this one

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    Day 4
    Stand area is officially complete. We will let the tile panels dry overnight and then rip the tape off. Starting to get close to being able to add all the gadgets.
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    Day 4
    Auto top off has really come out well. All of the .25" lines are run and now we are officially making water. Later I will go in and design a custom line that will allow us to fill a bucket with straight ro (for cleaning or whatever,) if ever needed.

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    Day 4
    The stand may end up getting wrapped eventually but for now it will stay open. The far right cubby will be for the main pump and will always stay open. I cannot build a platform for it yet until I see the dimensions of it. Hopefully it will show up tomorrow and we can get it hooked up

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    Day 4
    Amber called and said I had some packages. This beast is a reeflo hammerhead hybrid that runs 6000 or 4900 gph. Plenty of power for this system and gives the possibilities if linking another tank to the upstairs in the future.

    I found a great deal ($250 instead of 600) on this pump as it was "opened but never used" on ebay

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    Who doesn't love bulkreefsupply.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post

    Day 4
    All the tile board is up and the adhesive is drying. When it sets we will caulk it and then put the first coat on the exterior of the stand we dudbt gi ti the top of the wall due to the wiring expense.
    Tile board us so easy to use that we are thinking of doing the bottom half of all the walls in the fish room

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    Really digging the tile board!!!!
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    Its looking great JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Really digging the tile board!!!!
    So am I Paul. It looks great and is very easy to install. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Protree68 View Post
    Its looking great JJ
    Thanks. Its coming together

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    Looks great, I like seeing the build. Ever run into some electrical wiring? If I want to add some circuits I need a new sub panel. Do you know of a good licensed electrician? The first quote I got was over $1700. I can do most of the work but want to stay legit with HO insurance and city code.

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