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Old 02-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #31
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Lights arrived but unfortunately they mixed up the shipment and my controller wasn't sent
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #32
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Bummer, another week or so then?


Whats your next step?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #33
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Yeah I was told the controller shipped from a different location and if it doesn't arrive by this weekend they will overnight another Monday. That won't hold me up whatsoever as I will start the stand build this weekend and don't know exactly how much time I will get to spend on it with other projects and a birthday party to go to lol. Also some parts like the return pump won't be in till next week. I still need to move stuff out of my spare room and plumb in another line underneath my house from my RODI unit to the room. Lots to do lol. Also, I'm most likely putting the new controller on my DT and using the old one on the frag tank :P
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #34
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Can't decide if I should try to run a recirculating skimmer off of my return line or overflow. Overflows are two 1 1/2" lines and the return is 1" Eheim Compact 5000. Skimmer requires 400-450 gph feed. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #35
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Can't decide if I should try to run a recirculating skimmer off of my return line or overflow. Overflows are two 1 1/2" lines and the return is 1" Eheim Compact 5000. Skimmer requires 400-450 gph feed. Any suggestions?
My preference is the overflow, hopefully somebody could weigh in on this.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:00 AM   #36
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So I had a change of plans and I am going to add a second return pump and return line. This will be an Eheim 2000 528 gph pump 3/4" line. Worst case if the skimmer doesn't run well off the overflow line or flying the main return I could use the 2000 as a dedicated pump for it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:57 AM   #38
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #39
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Stand done! May not be pretty but its done. Really wanted to paint it but its supposed to dry for 30 days first. Don't think I'm gonna wait lol.

Legs are 2x6 with 2x4 inside. 2x6 braces around perimeter and one in the center. Between the center and ends there is a 2x4 cross brace centered between the center 2x6 and the ends on both sides.

Now with close to 3000 pounds of weight I will try next weekend to go under the house a brace the floor joists and get my RODI water line ran. So much to do........
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That is a pretty decent task list you've got there! You're certainly making progress
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