240L Divider in wall Tank - Going to need lots of help and ideas

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  1. Shaun Sweeney

    Shaun Sweeney Well-Known Member

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    I did consider using a shower tray material from Home Despot but the tray material and glue were over $70 (Canuck bucks) with tax in. Yikes!
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    I have no noise issues down in the sump,
    Evap could be a problem going to make some lids to help with this later and keep salt creep contained
    Still need to adjust my gate valves on my drains but its a pain by myself when i have to keep running upstairs to see how things are going
     
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    Shaun Sweeney Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about the "upstairs / downstairs" thing too. We probably need CCTV or some web cams.
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Whats this overflow tray you speak of :) Like for a flood, like they set washers in on Two Stories homes?
    My wont overflow when theres no power and if something did happen its in the basement and Installed a floor drain in the sump room
    (Also going to get the leak sensors for the apex to shut off my pumps)
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Already setup just need to mount in there permanent location that would probably help! (there still just strung up from setup and testing) I have way too many projects going on at once! Going to try and finish up the landscape Project this weekend and get out to the river going to be 78 Saturday :cool:

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  6. Shaun Sweeney

    Shaun Sweeney Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've got it covered. If the sump springs a leak, the salt water will seep onto the floor and out through the floor drain. Much better than creating a 1" swimming pool but still pretty smelly and messy after it drains away. Trays are standard procedure when installing a hot water tank. Those are usually round and made of metal. It seems hot water tanks behave the way most things that hold water behave. They leak. Anyway, trays are also often built in below shower or bath stalls and you can buy the material to build them from HD. It is a heavy, flexible, rubber like material with a special glue to help seal the corners after you fold them up to whatever size you build. However, unlike a shower stall - which you wouldn't trust to a simple wooden surround - our tanks hopefully won't leak and if they do, the catchment area is visible and doesn't have to do a super good job of holding water. It just has to contain the water as it makes it's way to the drain. So ... I built mine out of wood that I painted and seam sealed with PL400 construction glue.
     
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    Gotcha! I also put up the fiberglass panels so I should be able to somewhat rinse the room out too!
     
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    Shaun Sweeney Well-Known Member

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    You are SO ready!o_O
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Got my QT's going! my Cheato is starting to take off. Got a little more equipment installed, Still have more i need to setup.

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    Awesome build!
     
  11. Shaun Sweeney

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    I'm just doing a build on another 140 gallon and I'll be using evacuated tubes for heating and a car radiator for cooling. I have an existing solar hot water system so plumbing that in is pretty easy. I tried the car radiator cooling on my existing 140 gallon and it worked fine. There are some controller requirements, that include electronic valves for the heat and pumps and fans for the cooling but it will work.
     
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    Almost got the sump room all squared away, Just need to clean up the wires and program the apex setup my float switches. Setup a filter sock holder also. Im sure im forgetting about another 40 things I need to do still

    Bought a bunch more inverts and coral Saturday - Along with constant never ending orders from the online Shops

    Swapped my fuge and skimmer around Works alot better for access and the flow through the sump (Probably lose a few Pods to the skimmer)

    Built the platform last week also in front of the garage side of the tank, Ill try and get a few pics up

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    The Garage side of the tank is almost done, Have to build some stairs and a few more final details 20161121_213838.jpg 20161123_222646.jpg 20161123_222702.jpg 20161125_182548.jpg 20161125_182606.jpg 20161125_182707.jpg 20161125_182712.jpg 20161125_182733.jpg 20161125_182901.jpg 20161125_182928.jpg 20161125_183256.jpg 20161125_202707.jpg
     
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    Wow, what an amazing build! You have done a great job on the details. I only wish I had a fish room. (Maybe soon).
     
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    Well I installed 2 Pentair UV sterilizers and am dialing my flow back to 225gph measured on each of the 2 returns. Would be nice to get rid of this power hungry Reeflo (Ill have to reevaluate once i have my chiller plumbed in and see how this low turnover does)
     
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    Dude this tank and room is so cool!
     
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    Thanks I found a few more pics Ill have to take some with proper lighting very soon.
    also need some new pics of the Uvs and everything moved around in the sump room. Damm those Uvs are huge! 20170106_165230.jpg 20161230_175744.jpg 20161230_175715.jpg 20161230_175656.jpg 20161226_133545.jpg
     
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  18. IdahoReefMafia

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    I love your build, I have been in I.T for about 7 years and i have the same attitude you do. there is vary few things i can't do or figure out. just need the right tools. my next build will be in the main floor of my house like what you have done. keep up the good work, you have given me a lot of ideas. feel free to check out my system.

     
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    Watched your video and thought I would buy frags from you. Live just across the line in Eastern Washington on the Snake River. Setting up a new tank when I get enough time to build it and the filter system.
     
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    I would love to sell you some. If you ever make it to east Idaho I'll hook you up. One of the best places to buy coral in the state is closser to you. Its coral for cheap in Boise tell Josh that Jonathan sent you and he will hook you up. Also you can't beat his price on tanks and equipment.
     

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