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Old 03/05/2017, 10:32 AM   #26
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That makes me feel better. I really don't want cords from the light fixtures hanging down across the tank somewhere, so I'll be sure to put in an outlet over the top of the tank somewhere convenient. I'll have a GFI breaker for sure and probably the outlets as well in the room. Thanks again for your help.

I'll update again once I've got the tank delivered. Probably a couple of months from now as were still in the framing process on the house.
Are you planning on getting a tank controller? Especially for the lights this is a good idea. It may effect your wiring plans if so.


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Old 03/05/2017, 09:41 PM   #27
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Down the road I'll look at an apex, unless Im just able to find a used one for inexpensive. I'll get timers for the lights initially. I'd like to learn the ins and outs of my first aquarium before graduation to an Apex.

What wiring would be good to be prepared down the road?

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Old 03/05/2017, 11:21 PM   #28
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This is going to be fun to follow!


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Old 03/20/2017, 02:34 PM   #29
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So I'm going to have a water line run to the closet. Is there a good recommendation on how to "stub" that out so it's ready for an RO/DI line?

Would a hose bib (like on an outside faucet) be good? Or is there something better to go for?

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Old 05/16/2017, 08:42 AM   #30
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Brief update. Drywall is in, frame for the stand is almost done. Flooring has actually started this week and trim should start by next week. I'm just waiting on the trim guy to add the plywood on top and make it level.

May be July before I can order the tank.

I may ask them to widen the center supports underneath, so I'll have better access to the future sump.

Y'all should be able to see the hot/cold water lines, and the floor drain.

If a Moderator needs to move this thread to the tank build forum, please do so. I probably won't update until the tank has arrived.

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Old 10/18/2017, 08:13 PM   #31
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I finally got the OK from the boss to do the same thing at our house so I'll be following along.


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Old 10/19/2017, 08:20 AM   #32
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I finally got the OK from the boss to do the same thing at our house so I'll be following along.
Awesome. I'll take a few pics tonight of the finished room.

I've been delayed for a couple of reasons. I ordered the tank shortly after the pictures above were taken, but I waited to set it on the stand as we still had painting and staining to take place. (We moved in just a month ago). I didn't want to cross contaminate the tank.

On top of that the tank had an issue on the bulkheads that I just got around to trying to patch last night. Long story, but basically one of the holes got gouged during delivery. I'll post a couple pics.

I'm going to order a pump and a RO/DI this weekend so that I can start setting up the mixing station. Tank will go on the stand hopefully next Friday when we have a bunch of friends over anyway.

From there it'll likely be a slow process of ordering the remaining equipment. Having just finished our house, there's several other expenses that may have priority (like a lawnmower, additional furniture). My goal though is to have a fish in by Christmas, but that's likely wishful thinking


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Old 10/19/2017, 08:23 AM   #33
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Awesome. I'll take a few pics tonight of the finished room.

I've been delayed for a couple of reasons. I ordered the tank shortly after the pictures above were taken, but I waited to set it on the stand as we still had painting and staining to take place. (We moved in just a month ago). I didn't want to cross contaminate the tank.

On top of that the tank had an issue on the bulkheads that I just got around to trying to patch last night. Long story, but basically one of the holes got gouged during delivery. I'll post a couple pics.

I'm going to order a pump and a RO/DI this weekend so that I can start setting up the mixing station. Tank will go on the stand hopefully next Friday when we have a bunch of friends over anyway.

From there it'll likely be a slow process of ordering the remaining equipment. Having just finished our house, there's several other expenses that may have priority (like a lawnmower, additional furniture). My goal though is to have a fish in by Christmas, but that's likely wishful thinking
Going to try for a steampunk theme in the room.

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Old 10/21/2017, 02:48 PM   #34
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Just have to set the tank on the stand in the next week. I've ordered a Panworld 50px-x and a 5 stage brs ro/di to get the mixing station started.

Hopefully the patch on the bulkhead works.

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Old 11/09/2017, 08:08 AM   #35
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So quick update, tank is on the stand and rodi is hung on the wall. Next up is plumbing for the mix station.

I have 2 40 gallon containers with 3/4" outlets. Will convert it to 1" as I ordered a Panworld 50px-x to use on the mixing station.

I've been reading a good bit on the saltwater mixing station thread, but my knowledge of plumbing is limited.
Can anyone tell me what is usually best to attach to the inlet/outlet of the pump, as in is it typically just a few inches of pvc, then a conversion piece then a union? Is it best to glue the pvc to the pump, or is that not necessary? I'd like the pump to be easily unhooked for cleaning and incase I need to use it as a back up later for the return pump in the sump. I'm just not sure what the best practice is.





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