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Old 07-11-2016, 05:53 AM   #141
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You have so much patience! I can't wait to see the outcome, but I know it will be worth the wait with all the time, work and research you are putting into it!


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Thank you Sand dollar. I am hoping to get it running this weekend with water and vinegar to try to get the tank cleaned out really good.


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Old 07-11-2016, 04:57 PM   #142
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My sump arrived last Friday. I'm so excited.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:18 PM   #143
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That's a pretty sump!


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Old 07-13-2016, 10:39 AM   #144
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:35 PM   #145
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Here is the original water pump that I had bought with the tank.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:07 PM   #146
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Finished building my durso standpipes and my returns with the loc-line attached.

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Old 07-15-2016, 09:58 PM   #147
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wow that suckers clean .. mine is salt etched I got big spots you can't see through at all, I have been keeping a eye out at habitat for some nice shutter doors to hide my ugly sump
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Thanks Seaweed. I've been wanting one of those for a while so when they had them on sale I scooped it up. It will fit perfectly in my cabinet.


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Old 07-16-2016, 04:19 PM   #149
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Finished the last coat of paint on the stand this morning. I had to remove one of the cross braces to allow room to get the sump in the stand.

The Stand is now back in the house with the sump installed and the cross brace is back in place.

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I have to finish installing the durso standpipes then get my flex hose ready so I can install that. I bought this flex hose that can be glued into pvc with pvc glue.

I plan on glueing each end of the hoses that supply the water to the sump into a piece of pvc that will then attach to my bulk heads and my filter sock holders.

I'm not sure how I will do the return hoses yet. My return bulk heads are barbed so I'm not sure if I'm going to leave them like that or replace them with regular bulk heads so I can glue one end of the hose to a piece of pvc then attach that to the regular bulk heads.

What are your thoughts on the return hoses. I would love hear how you all have yours hooked up.


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