The 265gal Reef Build (and other associated nonsense)

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Coming along great! That's an awesome setup you got there.
 

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Sploke you are doing such a wonderful job!!!
 

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Thanks guys...we got all the sheetrock hung and the first coat of mud done last night...I'll grab the pics tonight and post them up.
 

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Drywall is hung, these pics are after the first coat of mud Sunday night, and I was able to sand and get the second coat of mud on last night....getting there!








So that bulkhead fitting under the right side corner I thought I had taken care of....yeah not so much. It started leaking like a sieve when I hooked up the return pump. I thought I was screwed, since I couldn't get access to the nut to get it tighter OR to take it off. Finally I came up with this little jobby to take care of it. I heated the end of a piece of 2" PVC with a torch to soften it up, then forced it over a spare bulkhead nut, and ran it under cold water until it hardened. I was able to get it locked onto the nut under the tank, get the old bulkhead out, clean the area out, and get a new one in there. No more leaks!





The sump is running on the tank now too, I first hooked up the Quiet One 9000 for a return pump, but ironically, it was super loud. It might need an impeller or something, but in any case, since my koi pond filter is shut down for the winter, I grabbed the Oceanrunner 6500 off that and I'm using that as a return pump. Dead silent running submerged, very happy with it so far.
 

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That's some impressive engineering there sploke :).
 

Sploke

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lol thanks, it took me a while to get there but I thought it was a pretty ingenious solution.
 

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Drywall is done, wall is painted...heading to home depot soon to pick up the trip to finish around the window. It's painted a light gray, but we're not very happy with it, looking for a little more contrast with the rest of the room, so I think we're going to go a shade darker.





 
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