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Old 09-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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Following along as I can't wait to see the end setup!
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #12
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Ok, gotcha - sorry I'm a little slow. So you will have two 75 gallon tanks draining into a single 60 gallon sump and then a return (split or double pumps?) will take water back to the two 75s. You will have to balance the drainage from the two 75s to the volume of your return pump(s). Hopefully the plumbing is fitted with ball valves - it it isn't, you are going to want to install some so you can control the rate of drainage. Otherwise you may get more drainage than return or vice versa. With only two tanks it won't be a huge deal to balance out, but it will still take a little tweaking. The first time we did this, we had six 20 gallon longs draining into a single 15 gallon sump and then split returns from a single return pump going back to each tank. It was a total nightmare to balance out, and it was a saltwater system, so everytime one of the return pumps started to slow down due to salt residue build up everything got out of wack and had to be readjusted.
All the plumbing is already set up and the return pumps are included in the purchase price. There are ball valves installed in the plumbing already. As always, it will take some tweaking, but the DAS systems are mostly going to be plug and play. These systems were up and running until about a week ago.

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Awe - cool! Looking forward to following your progress. Also want you to hurry up and get some stock in .
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Holy Fishcaves! I'm following this build.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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Following this monsterous build as well!!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
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So much to consider.... We have a storage unit full of tanks as well as what's already here.

20 XHs and 25 gallon acrylic cubes


20 gallon highs, and a big acrylic cube


We also have some 10s and 6 more glass 20s. A lot of our 20s in the current setup are drilled so we are probably going to need some more undrilled ones. I'm thinking we should have plenty of 10s.
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Wow! Lots of tanks. Did you do anything with the walls to help out with the high humidity that you will doubt have as a result of having all those tanks set up?
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So is all this for personal enjoyment or are you planning on running a fish store from home?
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Wow! Lots of tanks. Did you do anything with the walls to help out with the high humidity that you will doubt have as a result of having all those tanks set up?
No, and for the most part it has been fine, except for some pretty significant damage to the wall where we had a pipe leak. We'll need to add a dehumidifier, I'm sure.

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So is all this for personal enjoyment or are you planning on running a fish store from home?
Sorta both.
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If you dont mind me askin, where did you get that big black show piece with all the tanks in it? Like pet store tanks?
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