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Old 12/28/2007, 08:28 AM
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your tank looks great so far keep it up i will also be starting a thread for my 90 later tonight
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Old 12/29/2007, 12:30 PM
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Well its time to build the Sump. Problem is I havent decided how I want to do it yet.
Im not sure if I want the pump in the closet behind the tank or under the tank. If it goes in the closet I will be able to have a bigger sump and it may quiet down some of the noise.
Any suggestions?
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Old 12/29/2007, 12:38 PM
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Ok I just plugged the pump in and closed the closet door and the great news is I can not hear the pump at all in there even with the pump dry.
This may be the deciding factor.
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Old 12/29/2007, 12:50 PM
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If the pump goes into the closet the sump would look something like this


(View from top)

The cutout on the right side is because of the ball valve I would have to install, This does mean big holes in the wall
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Old 12/29/2007, 01:14 PM
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your tank looks great so far keep it up i will also be starting a thread for my 90 later tonight
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Very nice, please post a link to your tank thread so I can check it out
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Old 12/29/2007, 01:30 PM
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nice work keep it up.
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Old 12/29/2007, 03:18 PM
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I know this sounds crazy, but what about putting the ballvalve inside the sump? The only metal would be the screw that holds the handle in place, I believe. Or just screw in a plug where the strainer goes to stop water from exiting? I would try to keep the hole in the wall just large enough for the PVC to pass through it, both out and back in.
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Old 12/29/2007, 03:30 PM
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If you don't want the hole I really wouldn't worry about the noise. I think once it is wet and in the stand you won't hear it.
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Old 12/29/2007, 03:50 PM
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So far so good. can't wait to see the result.
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Old 12/29/2007, 04:56 PM
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If you don't want the hole I really wouldn't worry about the noise. I think once it is wet and in the stand you won't hear it.
Im not really doing this for the sound. That was just a bonus. I just would like to have the extra room in the sump.
I also already have 5 holes in that wall so 2 more isnt going to hurt since If I ever move they will all have to be patched.
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Old 12/29/2007, 05:01 PM
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I know this sounds crazy, but what about putting the ballvalve inside the sump? The only metal would be the screw that holds the handle in place, I believe. Or just screw in a plug where the strainer goes to stop water from exiting? I would try to keep the hole in the wall just large enough for the PVC to pass through it, both out and back in.
Thats a cool Idea Marc,
I dont think this Ball valve has a metal scew. The handle is plastic and clamps on.
But at this point it may just be easier to skip the ball valve, install install a union and just use a plug when I need to remove the pump.
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Old 12/29/2007, 05:25 PM
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im gonna tag along for this one...
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Old 12/31/2007, 08:49 PM
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I decided to post a couple bad pictures of the current reef tonight... I am running out of room fast!





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Old 12/31/2007, 09:03 PM
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looks great
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:06 PM
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When they move over to the new tank, they'll have so much more room to grow. It'll be amazing.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:02 PM
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excellent job,can't wait to se the end result.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:58 PM
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Well I was told by my LFS that my new Profilux II Controller will be here Next Tuesday. Ill will post pictures of the unpacking as soon as it comes in,

The Sump is also being assembled this week so maybe I will have some pictures of that this weekend also.
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:33 PM
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how long has your current system been running for???
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:43 PM
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Its been up since June 06
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:59 AM
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Good job.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:24 PM
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Your old setup's color is really nice, what kind of bulb are you using? It's uber blue, are they radium with actinics?
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:07 PM
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What's your update for today, Aaron?
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:39 PM
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wow, it only took 2 years to achieve that level of success? good job man! i wish i had been that succesfull with my last tank.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:12 PM
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He actually spent some money too Chris.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:44 PM
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wow, it only took 2 years to achieve that level of success? good job man! i wish i had been that succesfull with my last tank.
Well, look at what is under your name
no, j/k
 

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