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Handling restraint...

Posted 09/18/2011 at 03:35 PM by Spaced Cowboy
Updated 09/18/2011 at 03:42 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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Ok, so nothing major happening until Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday when the deliveries arrive, but figured I'd clean up some loose ends...

The outlets from the media filters (GFO and Carbon) are from 1/2" RO/DI-type pipe, and have a lot of curve in them due to being shipped in a coil from BRS. I wanted these to dump directly into the sump immediately below the media-filters themselves, so yesterday I cut off some small slivers of 1" piping, and superglued them to the inside...
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Plumbing Porn

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:23 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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Well, maybe not porn - this is a pretty simple setup, so let's call it a '15 certificate'

As mentioned, I'm waiting for some elbows and adapters to finish off the below-sump plumbing, but here's a look at where it stands right now:

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If it's not clear, there are 3 horizontal pipes on the left-hand side, the...
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Media Frenzy

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:21 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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I'm waiting around for an online order to come in so I can actually finish the plumbing, so I thought I'd put in the media chambers (for carbon and GFO). This is the first use of the manifold

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The center-brace just overhangs the sump, so the plan was to mount the media containers on the center-brace, drill a hole through...
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Sump'n's up!

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:18 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, a bit of work on the sump-side of things. Glad I'm not crawling around on my belly under the house any more! I painted the inside of the sump (including the doors) with several coats of gloss exterior wood paint. Spilling some water onto the surface resulted in a gratifying beading of the water The white colour will help with seeing what's going on in the sump when the only light down there is a refugium light, as well...

One of the design principles of the tank is for it to...
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Finishing off the water storage/making area

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:15 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, now that the tanks are in-place and ready to go, I had to link up the RO/DI system. As mentioned above, I bought the six-stage Chloramines system from BRS since San Jose uses Chloramines (basically Chlorine bound to Ammonia, yuk!) as part of their sterilization process. I mounted them above the large SW tank, mainly because that's where the tap is

[CENTER][IMG]http://www.0x0000ff.com/imgs/fishtank/RO.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.0x0000ff.com/imgs/fishtank/DI.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]...
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