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Old 03-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #41
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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)
Once everything is in its final location I will cut straps and blocks to secure everything.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #42
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Ok with your setup you shouldn't need unions then . I would be worried about the in lines not being cemented together that they would come apart though but I never tried it so I dont really know what would happen.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #43
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After looking at the setup, I think I am going to put a union on both the return and drains, right below the bulkheads. I think I have room on the drain the way it is now and I can move the ball valve and check valve closer to the return pump and shorten the flex hose attached to the return pump. Thanks Hondatek, I wouldn't have done it unless you mentioned it! I am going to test the whole setup in the garage before I bring it in the house, so this will allow me to take the tank in the house separately from the stand and the sump. WAY EASIER! You saved the day!
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #44
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Operational test

So, finished the plumbing and decided to test the whole setup today. Worked flawlessly! Thanks to Hondatek for suggesting the unions! I also cut the power to the return pump and the sump level went up about 2" and all flow stopped. I am so happy right now! I don't know why I was so worried that this wouldn't work. Here is a video of the test

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Looks good. It's coming along rather fast.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #46
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Thanks to you and all the others on this site that helped me figure out how to do this! Can't thank you enough! Think I am going to drain it tomorrow and try to get it set up in the house this week! I am stoked!
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That's cool glad I can help. Do you need any more equipment or are you ready to start cycling ?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #48
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Have everything I need. Have 100 pounds of live rock soaking in tubs in the garage with powerheads and heaters. Have 100 pounds of PFS that has to be rinsed and dumped in and I am good to go! Will start cycling this week! Hopefully it will be short with all the live rock.
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It should be a quick cycle with that much live rock.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #50
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Hope so. I have the first two fish picked out already. Kole yellow eye tang and foxface lo. Going in as soon as I'm cycled. Want to introduce them together to make sure there is no aggression.
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