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Old 04/17/2014, 09:22 AM   #101
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Old 04/19/2014, 09:07 PM   #102
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Old 07/20/2014, 08:01 PM   #103
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Well one thing that needed to be done is to drill the tank and put in the new overflow. One step out of two done, hopefully do the overflow tomorrow.







Skimmer Running well on rock, all cured, cycled and growing junk- Ready for it's new home!!




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Old 07/20/2014, 09:14 PM   #104
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Lookin good! It's definitely coming along!


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Old 07/20/2014, 09:57 PM   #105
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Lookin good! It's definitely coming along!
so agonizingly slow. Buying stand lumber this week, if the stand is built there is no reason now not to break the hole in the wall.

Have my shopping list to set up my overflow, have the return pump, heaters etc...


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Old 07/21/2014, 12:42 PM   #106
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Very nice build, tagging along as I set up my 180 as well.

I just installed a cpr overflow box like yours last weekend using Momentive rtv108 that stuff is amazing.


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Old 07/23/2014, 08:25 PM   #107
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Stand material will be ready tomorrow, then it's stand assembly and wall cutting.


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Old 07/24/2014, 03:39 AM   #108
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so agonizingly slow. Buying stand lumber this week, if the stand is built there is no reason now not to break the hole in the wall.

Have my shopping list to set up my overflow, have the return pump, heaters etc...
Hey your build is going smooth. As for slow, I'm the king of slow if you'd look back when I started my build. So slow is definitely not in your vocab.


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Old 07/24/2014, 08:05 AM   #109
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Hey your build is going smooth. As for slow, I'm the king of slow if you'd look back when I started my build. So slow is definitely not in your vocab.
I''ve had the tank 2 years, just feels like forever to get it wet, but hopefully slow and steady wins this race.


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Old 07/24/2014, 04:38 PM   #110
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So while waiting for lumber, I cleaned up my sump:



Still don't understand the blue crap, but someone apparently stopped a leak somehow.

Then the lumber arrived but past cutting I don't get to play much since I am a good house husband and have to make dinner:




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Old 07/24/2014, 05:08 PM   #111
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You own craftsman tools and have to make dinner?!..lol jk


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Old 07/24/2014, 05:11 PM   #112
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the downside of working from home: I am off work and home 35+ minutes ahead of the wife


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Old 07/24/2014, 05:21 PM   #113
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Old 07/24/2014, 05:22 PM   #114
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Ahh, slap together a pb&j and back to work...lol


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So while waiting for lumber, I cleaned up my sump:



Still don't understand the blue crap, but someone apparently stopped a leak somehow.

Then the lumber arrived but past cutting I don't get to play much since I am a good house husband and have to make dinner:

I understand the hole on the right for an external pump but what are the holes on the left for?


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I understand the hole on the right for an external pump but what are the holes on the left for?
actually, if you look carefully you'll notice the overflow will fall into the chamber on the right based on the bubble trap, making the hole surrounded in blue not-ideal for a return (no filtration).

The far left holes are for returns and reactors, though I tend to think this sump at one point was part of a larger 'system' of sumps and those two holes connected everything up.

Anyway, I'll be plugging the blue hole and using one of the two on the left in that photo to provide water to the external return pump.


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OK now it makes sense.


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OK now it makes sense.
Well, sort of except what was the blue hole for lol


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Maybe they had an external pump that vibrated too much and leaked?


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Maybe they had an external pump that vibrated too much and leaked?
I meant more the idea of a pump being fed what is essentially straight from the overflow. Maybe external skimmer feed though?


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Old 07/28/2014, 12:26 PM   #124
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One more piece of the puzzle showed up today, a new pump for my water mixing station:




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Old 07/28/2014, 01:10 PM   #125
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Nice pump. Should be mixing saltwater in no time at all.


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