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Old 01-12-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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My new 29 gallon reef!

FINALLY! I finished all my plumbing! All I have to do is let the PVC cement cure (24 hours) and also the silicon (aquarium safe). 1/2" PVC piping. Everything is DIY.

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Without the plumbing

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29 gallon Display Tank

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Overflow box (DIY)

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Inside of Overflow box

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Bulk heads (1/2")

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The back PVC pipe has a quick disconnect PVC union (return to the display tank) so I'm able to disassemble when I'm move the tank. The the PVC closes to you has ball valve to regulate the siphon (return to the sump/refugium).

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Return to display tank. Has a ball valve as well to regulate the flow from the pump.

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RIO 2100. Also has the quick disconnect union.

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3 chamber refugium.

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DIY stand. Made it out of my old dresser.

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Used the draws as the cover.

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When it's put on.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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15 gallon sump. Forgot to put that on.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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Hi looking good,that's been allot of work and effort on your part bet you cannot wait to get it filled up
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Oh you have no idea! Ill have either DI or RO water in the middle of the week so I'm super excited!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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Hi bet you are well excited Just a thought but perhaps do a 'test run' with normal tap water just to make sure there are no leaks or anything else that need sorting out first? Not that there will be any problems
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I'm still going to use the DI or RO to test it. I'm only going to put in like 6" of water, look for any leaks if there's no leaks ill just slowly keep put in water. If there is a leak ill just take the water out and reseal where it was leaking. I'm really trying to avoid tap water completely even if its just testing it.
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Looks good! I'll be following along. Looks like you got it well in hand.
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Thank you!
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Put the water in baby! Still a little cloudy but its settling! Not a lot of rock at all but I'm getting rock tmrw so ill have more with the biological filtration!

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Sounds good, definitely add more live rock.
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