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Old 03/28/2016, 06:06 PM   #26
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Dennis,
For the long term I would rather see you move that drain line away from the foundation.
Can you imagine what it will look like 5 years down the road? (think trench)
A french drain would be better, or a dry well. My 2C.


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Old 03/28/2016, 06:08 PM   #27
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I'm not certain I can manage to follow another Dennis build....I only have so much I can be impressed with....

don't listen to that, I'm just complaining and will just live vicariously through your build

Excited to see where this one takes you. TBS again? I would hope so.
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Hey Dennis, did you buy the water storage containers locally? I live in Houston and I've been looking around for a place with different sizes...

BTW, are you thinking of drilling the wall and running plumbing inside or is it going to be a bucket endeavor?
If you want vertical tanks like these, go to Tank Depot on 1-10 east out near Federal. If you want horizontal tanks like I used in my last build, go to Tractor Supply on I-10 west out in Katy at FM 1463.

1/4" water lines can be run from the storage tanks, through the wall to the aquarium stand.

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Oh look another d2mini build to follow and make me my tank feel inadequate haha. Can't wait to see it take shape!
lol, thanks.

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Nice. Beautiful place. I'm sure the tank will fit nicely
Thank you.
The only thing I don't like about this spot is that one side will be pretty much blocked from viewing. But if I was to pull it out and shift it to the left, it will be more directly in front of the TV which will probably cause glare. I may push it over there and make a final decision once it arrives, but right now I think the current location picked out is going to be my best bet.


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Old 03/28/2016, 06:10 PM   #28
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Dennis,
For the long term I would rather see you move that drain line away from the foundation.
Can you imagine what it will look like 5 years down the road? (think trench)
A french drain would be better, or a dry well. My 2C.
You really think so? At such a slow flow rate?
I had my AWC draining outside 150x per day on my old cube build, right along the foundation and it was never a problem. I would think here in Houston, and with our clay, it's pretty much drying as soon as it hits soil. lol
But what do I know? Not much!


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Old 03/28/2016, 06:18 PM   #29
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Dennis good to see you back again man. Question, will you be going with the lifereef skimmer again?

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Old 03/28/2016, 06:51 PM   #30
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Well you could let it go for 6 months & take a look.
But what do I know I live in the northeast.


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Old 03/28/2016, 07:33 PM   #31
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Dennis good to see you back again man. Question, will you be going with the lifereef skimmer again?

Corey
Yep, just going to need to see if the 30" i still have will fit or if I'll have to go with a new 24".

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Well you could let it go for 6 months & take a look.
But what do I know I live in the northeast.
LOL, we'd make a scary team.
But ya, i'm honestly not sure. Around here it's recommended to water around the foundation I guess due to the floating slabs and clay soil and how dry it gets. This area is under the deck so I figured it wouldn't be getting hit by the sprinklers directly, but maybe by runoff. Should stay more moist being out of the sun, too. Didn't think the little bit of water coming out of this line would make too much difference either way. But like you say, guess we can wait and see. One good thing is that since I'm running Triton on this system, water production will be way down because there usually won't be any water changes. Just the ATO water.


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Old 03/28/2016, 08:30 PM   #32
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Thanks for the info Dennis.

I have heard about watering around the foundation as well especially a couple of years ago with the drought. I think doing it for a few months and checking it up would be the way to go as well...


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Old 03/28/2016, 08:31 PM   #33
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Looking good sir!


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Old 03/28/2016, 08:34 PM   #34
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Yes yes yes! I've been waiting for another one of these threads ! Great job so far as always, can't wait to see the tank ����


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Old 03/28/2016, 10:41 PM   #35
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Build already looks promising. That teal has to go though :-p


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Old 03/28/2016, 11:16 PM   #36
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Looks like a nice start, or restart of sorts.
I agree on drain line being farther from foundation, not just for potential trenching along foundation but that is also a lure for pests, subteranean termites love a moist hidden area along a foundation like that.
Your last build, especially the cabinet work was one of my favorites on here, this will be nice to follow, as I'm sure you will make the most out of what space and tank you have to build with.


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Old 03/29/2016, 03:34 AM   #37
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Dennis, your builds are so amazing!


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Old 03/29/2016, 07:46 AM   #38
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Build already looks promising. That teal has to go though :-p
hahahaha... i knew it would be a bit polarizing for some but the blue stays.
It's 1000% more "us" than the red was.
This is why we didn't fit in out in the burbs. Hard to take two artists/designers out of the city and stick them out there. After a while you go

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Looks like a nice start, or restart of sorts.
I agree on drain line being farther from foundation, not just for potential trenching along foundation but that is also a lure for pests, subteranean termites love a moist hidden area along a foundation like that.
Your last build, especially the cabinet work was one of my favorites on here, this will be nice to follow, as I'm sure you will make the most out of what space and tank you have to build with.
Oh termites. Yikes. I have plenty of line to run it to a sunny area, so no biggie.

I'll be the first to say this build won't be nearly as epic as the last and probably not much different than a hundred other builds out there.
But I'll do my best to do it right.


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Old 03/29/2016, 09:04 AM   #39
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Yep, just going to need to see if the 30" i still have will fit or if I'll have to go with a new 24".
I've got a 24" that I'll be selling soon if you wanted it.


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Old 03/29/2016, 10:15 AM   #40
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Awesome!

I do agree about getting that water away from the house. I am a contractor and have fixed countless homes for water damage under the foundation. What works great and is so easy is a dry well. Dig a deep hole, drop in a barrel with the bottom basically cut out, fill it with large gravel. Water line go in near the top of the barrel. You can cover the top of the barrel with a lid, then dirt/grass. The water mysteriously disappears to the center of the earth. Or, like you said....just drain it to the yard if it sunny enough and doesnt pool up to much. Hate a mud hole.


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Old 03/29/2016, 01:16 PM   #41
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Whoop! Whoop!

D2mini is back in the game
Good luck and I'm sure it'll be an awesome journey... AGAIN

I'm in!

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Old 03/29/2016, 03:20 PM   #42
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Following along great to see you back at it


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Old 03/29/2016, 03:20 PM   #43
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Awesome. Dennis, I am really looking forward to seeing how the outdoor space is completed. I am betting the wife makes you make the shed prettier to go with her fabulous new outdoor living area.


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Old 03/29/2016, 05:38 PM   #44
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Subscribed! Pretty cool house considering the age and the lemon tree is a great bonus.


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Old 03/29/2016, 06:49 PM   #45
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Subscribed! Pretty cool house considering the age and the lemon tree is a great bonus.
Those are Loquats! And pretty tasty I might add.

We put orange and grapefruit in those blue containers, and we also planted a peach tree in the other corner of the yard not in the pics.


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Old 03/29/2016, 07:09 PM   #46
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This is going to get good !!!


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Old 03/29/2016, 08:29 PM   #47
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Awesome, will enjoy following this one. When you asked about tank location, I saw the massive island in the kitchen and thought "peninsula tank". That would be a little extreme, even for you :-)

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Old 03/30/2016, 12:36 AM   #48
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Following along I think I know which company that will build your next tank, but I will keep it a secret.


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Old 03/30/2016, 03:27 AM   #49
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This will be good......

Also super jelly of the loquat tree. One of my favorite fruits.


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Old 03/30/2016, 04:01 AM   #50
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Beautiful house,been watching you're other builds very talented and tidy set up great photography good luck with your new build im just a Meer amateur and love learning off people like you,im i cabinet maker and would be tempted to build the tank off the back of the kitchen island bench separate that room,enjoy the build👍



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