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Old 07/30/2017, 08:41 AM   #26
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Looks good
Thanks today will be the weir and overflow box., I'll post pics

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Old 07/30/2017, 06:18 PM   #27
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Overflow box part one done, awaiting cure.

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Old 07/30/2017, 07:54 PM   #28
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Roughing up my acrylics sealant edges

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Old 07/30/2017, 07:55 PM   #29
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Old 07/30/2017, 07:55 PM   #30
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End results, awaiting cure...

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Old 07/31/2017, 08:07 PM   #31
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Tonight, I proceeded with installing my overflow box, its all shaping up nicely.

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Old 08/02/2017, 07:35 PM   #32
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Painting time

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Old 08/02/2017, 08:02 PM   #33
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First coat on....

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Old 08/13/2017, 09:16 PM   #34
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Was able to get to some of the new plumbing, not complete but a good bit of progress nonetheless. And boy is it tight quarters with this 40Breeder, so careful assembly /tolerances are making it go so slow but I want to keep as much of the little workspace that I have left useable. Here's some progress pics

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Old 08/15/2017, 06:50 AM   #35
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Nice build and great DIY skills!!!

It always kills me when I see nice pristine white plumbing and purple primer running all over it. I often wonder if people realize they make clear primer and glue?


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Old 08/15/2017, 07:42 AM   #36
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Nice build and great DIY skills!!!

It always kills me when I see nice pristine white plumbing and purple primer running all over it. I often wonder if people realize they make clear primer and glue?
Thanks.

I suspect many are not aware of the clear primer, I know it was quite some time before I became aware of it. I chuck that one up to availability or I should say lack thereof at homedepot/lowes/similar. I wasn't concerned with it on mine knowing that, I'll be painiting all the exposed plumbing black(the bulkhead connections are just dry fit at the moment). I'm wanting the rear plumbing to just disappear in the shadow once I reposition the system back in its home. I expect I'll be able to paint the later part of this week, weather permitting. I'll be sure to post some updated photos once complete.

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Old 08/15/2017, 07:46 AM   #37
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If your painting the plumbing then no big deal.

It's just something I notice in almost all build threads.


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Old 08/15/2017, 11:36 AM   #38
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If your painting the plumbing then no big deal.

It's just something I notice in almost all build threads.
Yea that would drive me nuts if I left it like that and my wife probably would make me get rid of it

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Old 08/16/2017, 07:33 AM   #39
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Looks good. Legit skills with DIY. That sump looks awesome, and the overflow turned out good.


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Old 08/16/2017, 06:50 PM   #40
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Looks good. Legit skills with DIY. That sump looks awesome, and the overflow turned out good.
Thanks. I still have plans to make a small black acrylic overflow lid but other items are taking priority at the moment obviously.

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Old 08/16/2017, 06:52 PM   #41
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I started painting my plumbing tonight. Its funny, it looks like some odd abstract art exhibit. Funnier thing is I guess it is by virtue of posting it here...


And yea I know I should pribably have been cutting my grass before the painting lol, it can wait til' the weekend

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Old 08/17/2017, 04:13 AM   #42
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So question for you are bonding all the pipes before you paint them?


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Old 08/17/2017, 07:41 AM   #43
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So question for you are bonding all the pipes before you paint them?
Yes, I did, except for the final bulkhead connection which is already primed and taped off. I also didn't want the ends down in my sump painted - in case I want to scrub buildup and salt creep later/ not worry about paint chips or scratchs. So I bagged and taped those portions as well.The other exception is my top screw on caps I kept them separate since they are removable, I taped the male and female threads for the portion that engages. Below is a picture of the caps (with my support brackets) being painted separately.

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Old 08/17/2017, 07:50 AM   #44
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By the way, I'm using metal electrical conduithangers for my pipe supports (pictured above). These work great, they are sturdy, inexpensive, and easy to install+adjust, plus i really like that they are low profile. I just had to plan my pipes offset location from the back of my tank/ stand so to ensure the pipe sections landed in the slot once mounted to my stand. I used these in my first overflow sand return line as well, however I picked this set up from HD instead of Lowe's, I like them better. The one side is threaded so there's no loose nut to loose, just simply thread the bolt in. Which I find highly useful in these tight quarters. I also used larger ones inside my stand tomount my Aqua Ultraviolet Advatage UV sterlizer, it had a tapered body and no mounting hardware provided which was my biggest complaint but I digress, the clamps worked great one the tapered body amd offer easy removal.

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So back too the question of bonding before I painted and my comment on select areas being taped off. Here's a pic of one of the finished sections with the tape removed ready to be installed:

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Very clean. The valves didn't stick because of the paint?


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Very clean. The valves didn't stick because of the paint?
Thanks. I'll try and get a close up shot of one spot to clarify before I complete the install, this weekend didnt allow for much progress. Basically because of how its constructed the two pieces of pvc don't connect / are separated enough such that the paint doesn't bridge the gap thereby not sticking when the handle turns. The union is basically the same, just had to be careful to not go heavy handed so no runs our excess built up at the joints, a light dusting was all that was needed anyway.

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I would think with spray paint, it's such a thin coat that even if you did paint the handle shut/open, it wouldn't take much effort to break the paint seal.

FWIW, if those are CEPEX valves(they look to be) they can be taken completely apart and painted without the fear of the paint mucking up the works.

Still in awe of your awesome DIY skills.


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Thanks. I'll try and get a close up shot of one spot to clarify before I complete the install, this weekend didnt allow for much progress. Basically because of how its constructed the two pieces of pvc don't connect / are separated enough such that the paint doesn't bridge the gap thereby not sticking when the handle turns. The union is basically the same, just had to be careful to not go heavy handed so no runs our excess built up at the joints, a light dusting was all that was needed anyway.

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Here's the close up photo I mentioned earlier. I was hoping to be able to get a better image of the joint but it just keeps up ending in the shadow. I also included two closeups of the union as it was painted in place as one and then another pic with it opened for the pic.

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I would think with spray paint, it's such a thin coat that even if you did paint the handle shut/open, it wouldn't take much effort to break the paint seal.

FWIW, if those are CEPEX valves(they look to be) they can be taken completely apart and painted without the fear of the paint mucking up the works.

Still in awe of your awesome DIY skills.
Yes it's the type that could be taken apart but no need with use of the spray paint.

And thanks again for the compliment on the DIY skills.

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