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Old 03-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #221
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The stand and tank are level now....yippy! turns out I had the stand too close to the wall and it was sitting on the nailer strip that holds the carpet down... LOL so now it is about 1.5" off the wall and nice and level.

Tank is filling back up....
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #222
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Great thread Zig. That stand looks great, and the LEDs look great too! I love the tile, and the color. Good work. You need to get those Octopus pulls installed!

Man, we are neck and neck in the marathon to water
haha thanks!!

I'm filling up for the final time. I'll have the plumbing installed today and have the sump water tested. 24 hours should be enough for the silicone to set up....

I'm going to be working on getting the wiring complete for the LEDs. I need to pick up something to run the wire in so it looks nice and neat. A trip to Harbor Freight is in order I think!!!
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So the plumbing is done...all I have to do is hook the pump up to the return via the hose I picked up today....

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The sump in place with skimmer. The center section will be a 4.5g fuge. The return section is to the far right. I will also have the dedicated fuge (5g) located above the return section. This will come a little later.


And the tank filling yet again....

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I just want to toss this out there...I freaking LOVE my RKE!!! Being able to hook my laptop up to the whole system and manage everything is so awesome!!!! Now Digital Aquatics needs to just release the Salinity Probe and the Wireless Net adapter!!
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I just want to toss this out there...I freaking LOVE my RKE!!! Being able to hook my laptop up to the whole system and manage everything is so awesome!!!! Now Digital Aquatics needs to just release the Salinity Probe and the Wireless Net adapter!!

I gotta say I LOVE my RKE as well! I juts plug my netbook in and program stuff whenever the urge arises. so easy and this thing controls everything you can want it too.

One of my favorite toys. lol
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Sand is going in the tank now...next will be the rock....

The pipe method...


Still gets cloudy so...

The sump with fuge has sand in it too...
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Some more pics...

I mounted the RKE Head unit next to the Intercom....works out nicely I can see what's going on without having to go into the cabinet.

Current temp in the tank:


Small filter on the tank with floss to help remove the cloudiness...


As you can see the tank is a giant cloud but that is to be expected...


Skimmer is online and working overtime!!



The whole sump
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silly question, but why is the water level in the first two chambers so high?
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silly question, but why is the water level in the first two chambers so high?
I wanted 10" of depth in the skimmer and Fuge sections. I haven't fine tuned the return section yet. Still working on getting everything running how I want it.
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silly question, but why is the water level in the first two chambers so high?
LOL. my question was gonna be why is the water in the third chamber so low?
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