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    THE REEFER GODDESS mandy21's Avatar
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    Very Nice! Can't wait for updates.
    I just like this smilie.





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    Here are some updates. Nothing sexy yet but I am trying to make this as easy as I can to clean as well as take apart which is not making it any easier on my wallet... The few fittings I have in the below pics cost me around $100 already and I still have the outputs to go... I am hoping to have the plumbing mostly done this week and have fresh water in the tank next weekend to test for leaks as well as any potential flow/noise issues... I also need to figure out if I will convert my wet/dry sumps to refug's or convert my 40 gallon Breeders instead... not sure how much drilling I want to do...
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    oh and i almost forgot about the wasp fish that I have.... I may have to setup a separate tank just for him any maybe a dwarf lion or two... darn another tank.... that is just to bad... I am just not sure if he will be to small when the lion gets bigger...



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    Those are nice looking couplings.

    Be aware that they are GREATLY increasing the bending moment on your plumbing. This means any weight at all on the line going up/down is going to put a large strain on your bulkheads and the rear glass panel of your tank. Downward pressure on the line will ultimately be trying to tear the back panel's silicone seal.

    You need to make sure the rear vertical pipe is mechanically tied to the stand in a manner that supports the weight of all the plumbing above.



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    thanks for the tip. Since I am just dry fitting everything right now it was already appearing that the whole section was very heavy. I will be able to tie in a brace from the middle brace of the stand so it should be pretty easy to add in just to the right of the down tube of the overflows. Thanks again for the advice.



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    What a project - keep the updates coming!
    You may be done; but you are never finished!

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    Can't wait to follow the progress on this one!!
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    Here are a couple updates... I will do a couple different updates with pics to explain everything... First are the overflows that will be in the tank. Nice thing is they will hopefully be covered with coraline and disappear into the background. On the top I have placed drain covers to slow the flow and maybe even some of the noise as well. I also plan on installing a stand pipe along the back end and you will see some pics of that as well. Please make any comments if you do not think that will work well. Please realize in those last pics that is just a dry fit and not all the pipe was cut correctly. I will have that pipe above the water line.
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    The next few pics are of the output pipes that I have just completed as well as the overflow down pipes that I have so far. After many, many, many trips to the hardware store, oh did I say Many trips, I got MOST of the parts that i needed to get this completed. I say that as I still need 3 more parts that I will get during my lunch break tomorrow. you will see where they are missing in the pics. You can also see the filter that came with the tank that I will still use along with a refuge and another sump that I might try some coral frags since I will have some extra room under the tank.
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    Plumbing is so fun.. Really!
    With plastic it's fast. You see results in minutes. Not like steel pipe or carpentry.

    You sure you don't want something flexible hooked to that pump to reduce conducted noise and vibration going up the manifold?

    You aren't relying on a check valve there are you?



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