My piece of the Reef - the new build continues!

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Reefbuilder, Dec 21, 2013.

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Picked up a 20 gallon quarantine tank at petco today $20 bucks. how can you go wrong? I might go back for the 40 breeder for a frag tank.... hmmmm....
     
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  3. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Today I am building my sump stand. My idea is to do a two shelved stand.

    Sump with skimmer on bottom shelf - top shelf Refugium & Frag tank.

    I plumbed in my manifolds - I will post some pics later - the manifolds I built for further growth!
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Moving right along!

    Today got most of the plumbing in the sump room done. Built the stand for the sump as well. built in a valve to turn the sump off so when I do the water changes I can feed new water right into the system.

    I have attached a few pics.
     

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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Cant wait for UPS TODAY!!!! Getting my RO unit - so I can start making water - plus a few other goodies that I need to keep the build going, like 50' each of 1" for the return and 1.5" flex PVC for the drain.

    I want to get everything plumbed this coming weekend - need to run the lines from the basement - through the ceiling to the DT - put some tweaks on the sump room and then start adding some water the following weekend - my work schedule is to crazy next week - I want to be here once it is filled to make sure no issues.
     
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    sounds like you are moving and grooving on this Reef! Looking forward to seeing everything set up!
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    thanks - As you thought the last location was good - this is where it will be set up. Putting it in the living room. I have a Corner tank with Africans in there - I get lost in that room just with that tank - I cant imagine when both are up and running. Still arranging furniture - seating and stuff.
     

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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Getting closer!!!!!! Refugium is all plumbed in now to the sump. I really like how it is looking and that I will have it separate. The water in will come from the "clean" water in the sump and will return the water into the "clean" area of the sump. I wanted to do a Wye on the main drain line from the DT but it was not looking right.

    I think the set up is going to be fine.

    Got my LR in a Brute so it can start to cycle and over the weekend will be finishing the sump - and running the Flex PVC upstairs!!!
     

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    looking good! I really like the corner tank - I used to have one. What size is that?
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I think it is 54 plus sump.