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Unread 03/01/2015, 01:55 AM   #26
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I've been to this build and seen it's progress so far and I have to say it's a very professional and well thought out build! Congrats.

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Current Tank Info: 675 gallon tank, 220 gallon vat, 200 gallon sump, 60 gallon refugium
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Unread 03/01/2015, 05:57 AM   #27
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I have had to help recover a couple systems myself that were setup from a company. And I was doing the same as you, going to purchase equipment and then was asked about what do they think of their system. One setup had a 225 gallon system with a 500 gph return pump. And thought the cyano was cool looking.

I honor you to take the time out to help and make your client a more knowledgeable hobbyist.


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Unread 03/02/2015, 09:55 PM   #28
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Really nice setup, I am also tagging along and looking forward to seeing this tank completed.

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Unread 03/03/2015, 03:31 PM   #29
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this should be interesting, tagging along


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Unread 03/05/2015, 04:55 PM   #30
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Subscribed. Nice to see a fellow reefer helping another out.


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Unread 03/12/2015, 08:52 PM   #31
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I can’t find a picture of the way the sump was originally set up, but in the video bellow you should be able to get an idea of how it was, the sump was on the right hand side under the tank.
The tank was custom ordered, with all the holes coming through the overflow, two 1.5“ drains, and five 1” returns.
This already presented a major problem, after calling the manufacture of the tank and finding out that the bottom and the back panels are tempered glass. Which meant I wasn't going to be able to drill any more holes.
And with the tank being built in a cabinet in the bedroom right against the wall, the option of hanging returns wasn't possible.
With this whole idea, and looking more and more into the way the system was set up, the size of the sump, restriction of space near or within the sump for an efficient skimmer, the close loop which was set up as a return and the high pressure return pump going through the chiller, I realized it wasn't possible to salvage his set up.
So after inspecting and investigating further into possibilities, I saw the possibility of building a dedicated fish room.
Directly outside, behind where the tank was sitting upstairs, runs the chimney for the fire place. At the ground level on both sides of it, there were storage units built for keeping fire wood on one side and lawn chairs in the other.
Not being very optimistic I asked Larry if he would consider, getting rid of these two storage units and building a dedicated fish room except much higher in height since the storage units were 4’ tall.
And to my surprise, he loved the idea and wondered why no one else thought about it earlier.



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Unread 03/12/2015, 09:02 PM   #32
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Unread 03/12/2015, 09:17 PM   #33
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I've been to this build and seen it's progress so far and I have to say it's a very professional and well thought out build! Congrats.

George
Thanks George
Its been a pleasure getting to know you and seeing the progress of your tank as well.

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I have had to help recover a couple systems myself that were setup from a company. And I was doing the same as you, going to purchase equipment and then was asked about what do they think of their system. One setup had a 225 gallon system with a 500 gph return pump. And thought the cyano was cool looking.

I honor you to take the time out to help and make your client a more knowledgeable hobbyist.
This is amazing, I see this too often. I guess we can all take a part to go to our local clubs and help the new comers and even the veterans and share information and learn from each other.

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Really nice setup, I am also tagging along and looking forward to seeing this tank completed.

Rob
Thanks Robbie
would love to meet you in person to put a face to the voice and all the posts.


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Subscribed. Nice to see a fellow reefer helping another out.
I think that's the least we can do in the hobby to make sure our kids can also have the chance to enjoy this amazing world as we do.


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Unread 03/13/2015, 04:33 AM   #34
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Have a look at the fastener in this picture below.I was able to move it with my hand after examining the source of the leaks, and I realized they were all loose. I could not believe my eyes. This was done by a company in the valley, they were also servicing his previous 150gal tank doing two water changes a week with 5gal buckets up and down the stairs.

I don't understand how these people stay in business.(for 5 years)

Simply unreal...


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Unread 03/16/2015, 02:50 AM   #35
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Ridiculous

That plumbing looks like something my gardener would come up with not something for a reef tank!

I'm glad your fixing it for him!


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Current Tank Info: 675 gallon tank, 220 gallon vat, 200 gallon sump, 60 gallon refugium
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Unread 07/07/2015, 05:04 AM   #36
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Been missing in action. Work has been crazy.
Will be posting after this weekend.


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Unread 05/02/2016, 11:42 AM   #37
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