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Well.. its been while since my last update.
I have primed and painted my stand cover.
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Got my AI Prime 16HD
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Bubble Magus Curve Elite 5
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And just now...
Cut and cemented my return line
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Now if only I finished the 2nd drain line
 
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Finally done with plumbing.
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Now all I need is to drain these tanks. And move them inside.

PS.. Just found out I need a new resin container for my rodi system.. there goes filling it up this weekend...
Love all the handiwork!
 
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Getting there.. just got word that this coming sunday petco will have $ per gallon tank. So I am going to wait until I got that and silicone the sump kit to fill the sump. I started the cycling for the tank though.

Somehow I never mentioned I got the 2 MP10s. But got them of ebay the other day. All I can say that they worked but noisy. I would slowly upgrade them.

Cable management would the last thing that will be done. LoL
 
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Got my 20g long from petco. $2 off with curbside pick up. So its $19.08. not bad.
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1st phase of silicone is done.
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I also swing by my local lfs. They have tropic marin pro reef for way cheaper than BRS. Nice! Also picked up Dr. Tims one and only.
 
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Well... Slight set back on my sump..

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I forgot to silicone that black part... So the water is not contained on the small intake chamber
 
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Awww nuts! I hate when I do something like that. Maybe you could try to run a bead of silicon on those sides just to seal it since its not a structural joint and there isn't much volume in that chamber?
 

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Yeah @btmedic04. I am letting it dry for now, and will silicone both sides. The waiting to cure will be the long excruciating wait ..
I totally feel your pain bud. Maybe take that time offered and plan out your electrical just to keep your mind occupied instead of thinking about the curing time? At least thats what I would do in your situation
 

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Very clean! Nice work!
 
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I totally feel your pain bud. Maybe take that time offered and plan out your electrical just to keep your mind occupied instead of thinking about the curing time? At least thats what I would do in your situation
Yeah I already have a plan for the wiring. The one thats not set up is the ato. For obvious reason...

Just did the silicone by hands. The stupid tube doesnt fit in.. its not pretty.. but o well.
I am taking the long wait for the silicone, I was going to wait for a week from monday. But fortunately, I tried it today. Now I will wait until sunday or monday to test it again. Then maybe another 48hours just to be safe with the curing...
 

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