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    Got some free time on Sunday's evening, so I spent it buffing out my acrylic frag tank and tied it to the system.





    I also decided to put my other frag tank where the utility sink supposed to go, since the basement's bathroom is right next door included a stand up shower so there is a way for me to clean up the equipment if needed. I might regret the decision, but since the frag tank is small enough that I could easily taken it down and move it later if necessary.



    Yesterday, I cut into the main water line to hook up the RODI unit. Decided to go with some push fittings, tee off from the basement's bathroom cold water line into a washer machine's 1/2" ball valve since I already have the connection from the ball valve to the RODI unit. Next step is to finish the water change station by plumbing to the first floor (somehow i managed to convince the wife for permission to cut a hole in the wall, so i went bought a keyhole saw right away ... lol)





    Also, received the 2" ball valve for main tank drain and this thing is huge compare to the 1" valve next to it!


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    So, finally finished the water change station and got it filled over the weekend. I had to cut a hole in the wall for the shortest distance going up, so I could use a smaller pump (roughly 1150 gph)





    Put in the durso stand pipes, the main drain and blocked out the heating vent to run drain/return lines.







    While dry fitting the main drain, I dropped a 2" pipe and crack my multi-chambers refugium. Made like I've took one step forward then two steps back. The crack will definitely cause a leak, and could be repaired but I didn't really want to take that chance.

    Luckily, I found and made a deal with a MASC member for a trigger 34" sump while taking the wife shopping Sunday's evening in Denver. The sump was in really good condition after a wash.





    Drilled the newly acquired refugium to fit the 2" bulkhead, and also built the skimmer stand to run the skimmer external with some left over plywood. I think I like it better this way now that I have more space on the rack to possibly fit a ATO container.







    The DC12000 should be here near the end of the week, so next is to hook up the manifold and the frag tanks.


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    Pick up 3 unused sea swirls from JJ. Two of them are 1" and i believe the other one is a 3/4". One of the 1" is working without any work needed to be done, so i mounted on the tank to see how it would look. It stands out quite a lot but i don't think it would be a problem once I built a canopy for the tank. The other two do not work, but the motors seem to be working so that's good news. This work out perfectly, since i could use the two 1" for the main tank and the 3/4" for the larger frag tank.



    looks like this one just need a good cleaning and replacing a few screws. Hopefully i could find similar screw without needing to modify anything.


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    Got some work done today hooking up the manifold with the DC12000, the return lines, and the main drain.










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    Looks good,great planning.

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    I'll take that as a compliment Paul, but compare to Marty's DIY skills, i'm a bit embarrassed excepting the compliment.

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    think of adding another drain from your refugium down to your sump to prevent clauging. Spoken from experience. 2 is better than one. looks great.

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    Trust me, your work is top notch. One thing, insulate those pipes going through the floor, they tend to vibrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    think of adding another drain from your refugium down to your sump to prevent clauging. Spoken from experience. 2 is better than one. looks great.
    I was a little reluctant drilling another hole in the refugium, but since it already has a small hole drilled to fit a float valve I could expanded it to fit a 1" emergency drain to the sump. You're right, better be safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Trust me, your work is top notch. One thing, insulate those pipes going through the floor, they tend to vibrate.
    Thanks Paul! I didn't even think of insulating those pipes. I will need to look into what kind of insulation i could use when making a cover for that heating vent.

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    Stop by today and this is going to be an amazing setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsocali View Post
    Stop by today and this is going to be an amazing setup.
    Thank you for stopping by and gave such a great idea to insulate the bottom of the water change station to keep heating loss to a minimum

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    This is an awesome build in the making. Can't wait to follow this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlidingYeti View Post
    This is an awesome build in the making. Can't wait to follow this.

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    Thanks!

    I had some friends came over on Sunday to help getting the tank sits evenly on the tank so i can finish the plumbing. The sand is being ordered, so this tank will be wet soon. Stay tune.

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    I really like your planning & your whole build. I sure wish I would've thought to insulate the bottom of my sump in my build. Can't wait to see it when your done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlidingYeti View Post
    This is an awesome build in the making. Can't wait to follow this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunFishin24 View Post
    I really like your planning & your whole build. I sure wish I would've thought to insulate the bottom of my sump in my build. Can't wait to see it when your done.


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    Thanks for tagging along guys. I'm happy with the progress so far and excited to see the plan coming along.

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    I'm so stoked! Got 2 20 amps circuits hooked up dedicated for just the tanks. Tested the frag tank lighting and I'm liking it.





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    I can't wait to see it up and running. You are making a really awesome setup!
    Don't look here for a comment.

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    Thanks Joe!

    It is getting so close. My rocks and sand have arrived. Only waiting for a few small plumping parts for the frag tank, then i could actually get this tank wet.

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