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    Thread: 8' long 300 gallon freshwater going in.

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      Thanks! You're right, I kept my tanks near 90 degrees.
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      Trim carpenter did a really nice job. Ready for some stain.



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      Thanks, I have also started in earnest on getting the plumbing run through the walls and out to the "pump room"



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      Slowly but surely. Hoping that was the hard part. Sumps are done, just need to build a platform out in the sunroom to start setting everything on.





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      Rbarn, Did you come up with a solution to reconstituting R.O.?
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      Not yet. I will probably do an auto fertilizer and mineral dosing system into the water change storage tank. I found a 175 gallon long and low rectangle RV water storage tank that is going to fit perfect in my sun room. Guys on the discus forums talk about using epsom salts and pool calcium to remineralize their RO


      Bookcase is stained and I got the pump platform finished and in place. This is the final layout for everything as well. I think I have all the routing worked out in my head pretty good.





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      Looking Good!

      Does the chiller also have a heat function? If not, what type of heaters do you plan to use?

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      I will be running a pair of Finnex 300W titanium heaters in the sump.


      Bit of a slow down with the holiday distractions, but still making some progress.

      Have most of the pump room sub-assemblies glued together and pressure tested for leaks. Rigged up an adapter to clamp on to each modular part, then pressurize it up to 20+ psi which is 5-10 times the psi it will be operating at (pumps wont even make over 7psi) and sprayed all glued joints with soapy water. Should not have any leak surprises this way.



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      Great job mate!!! Big project, but well worth it in the long run. Impressive that you have the knowledge to design this system.

      I noticed bags of aragonite in one of your photographs. Is that your substrate? Wouldn't it act as a buffer to keep your pH steady, but well above 7?

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      Starting final assembly



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      Pump flow control bypass plumbing

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      That's pretty elaborate, what is your background rbarn?
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      Little bit of everything. Hvy equipment sales pays the bills.

      I've just been trying to take my time with it and think everything through as much as possible. Trying to make a system that will last 20 years.

      You think that is complicated. You should try it in mild steel................



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      I decided to go ahead and seal and climate control my pump room / sun room, so bit of a slow down trying to stay out of carpenter's way. Turned out nice. They mounted the custom windows this afternoon and the ductless air conditioner/heater gets installed first of next week. All it had in these openings before were some screen windows.

      The painters have also had to refinish the clear coat on the bookcase trying to meet my demands for perfection on the finish. For as much as I am getting charged for it I am making them make it perfect .... even if they have to do it 50 times. They are on re-sand and clear coat number 3 now.

      I move into this house end of next week, so living there will speed up the process and amount of time I have to work on it in the evenings tremendously. This is just one of many projects I am trying to get completed, so I have many distractions.





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      They finally finished up the sunroom. Just needs some paint now. Ductless A/C-Heater install turned out nice too. They also finally managed to put the clear coat on the bookcase surrounding the aquarium without putting a huge run in it somewhere. Looks fantastic.

      Got started on the new pump platform and getting it boxed in as well.









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      Wow everything is looking great! Is that a pool or pond outside?
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      Quote Originally Posted by gray cat View Post
      Is that a pool or pond outside?
      Both
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      If we can get everything done construction wise here in the next week or so, the pond is ready for Koi now. Water has been staying crystal clear for the month it has been up running.
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      Drum roll please ................. ta-da !!!!
      Now this is my dream den.





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