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Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #31
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I would give it 3 day after re doing it to test it again.
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Thanks. It's hard not to be in a rush. I will wait to test until the weekend.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #33
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Got the call from the LFS. Going to pick up the drilled DT tomorrow! Will test my siliconing job on the sump in the morning and hopefully work on getting it plumbed this weekend. Want to get it in the house and start putting water in it this coming week. Cross your fingers!
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #34
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Water tested the sump again this morning and all is good! Looks like I will have to pick up the tank from the LFS tomorrow, since I have stuff that I need to do with my kids today. Hopefully tomorrow I will pick up the tank and get started on the plumbing.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #35
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Made it to pick up the tank today just before the LFS closed. Went to Lowes and got the necesarry pieces for the plumbing. Tomorrow is masking off the tank and painting the back. Gonna go with black again. I like the way it makes the corals and fish pop. Plumbing will have to wait until next week. Will do as much as I can tomorrow. Working nights this week so, not a lot of time to work on the tank. Got some pics but not great. Very happy with the work though.



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Sunday's accomplishments

Well, got the back painted and the plumbing test fit. Please let me know what you think of the plumbing plan.




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Old 03-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #37
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Any opinions on the plumbing? I went with a check valve and a ball valve on the return but nothing on the drain. Will that be ok? Was thinking about putting a ball valve on the drain but decided against it. The drain will be going into a filter sock, I just dont have it yet. It is only mocked up right now, I can still make changes. Please let me know if I should!
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Looks ok to me. I'm sure you were already planning to, but make sure you support the plumbing somehow. I cracked my refugium because I accidentally smacked the plumbing on my tank... so just make sure there's not a lot of pressure on that bulkhead in any one direction (except straight down)
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I don't see any unions in there. I would def add some of those so you can disassemble if needed.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #40
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I don't see any unions in there. I would def add some of those so you can disassemble if needed.
I thought about unions, but there isn't any great places to put them. The hose to the return pump is threaded so I can remove it there. And the down pipe going in to the filter sock wont be glued, so I can take that off. That would allow me to get the sump out of the stand if need be. If I have to take the tank off the stand I will take the bulkheads apart. Thanks for the input!
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