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One of your recent pictures show the tank on the stand. Doesn't look safe, I would support the corners.
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Jebao/Jecod DCP-8000. It’s been solid for a couple years now.
Man, I've been thinking of upgrading to that size for a while now. I currently have the 5000 on it and it seems like it could be performing better. I may just have to make the switch sooner than I thought. Thanks
 
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Do you have a flush valve? If so, make sure it's not set on "flush". What's your pressure looking like?
My “75 GPD” RODI unit is more like 30 gpd... It’s been going 24 hours so far and the tank is only a quarter full. I’m contemplating adding straight tap water....
Invest in a booster pump and add a 75 gpd water saver RO filter.
 
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Took an excursion with my Valentine while the tank filled with RODI:
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Tank is full, time for salt! I calculated about 123 gallons, that’s just over 61 cups of salt! Oh, and I hung the light fixture, too!

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Tomorrow morning I’ll check salinity, adjust, then rocks and sand!

My wife will sure be happy when I can get the install mess cleaned up!
 

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There’s water in it! It’s still in my garage and this is just temporary fresh water, but I wanted to test and make sure the plumbing works!

The Exotic Marine overflow is silent. It took a little trial and error to get the level in the external box just right. I’ve got three ways to adjust: the gate valve and two return pumps. I’ve got my new COR20 and a spare Jecod DCT-8000 running. I’m running both pumps at about 30%. Any more and I’ve got a lot of flow through the secondary with the primary gate valve wide open. It’ll be interesting to see how it is with my existing COR15.

Here’s a video of it running. Note that the Jecod pump is what you hear. The COR is much quieter.
WOW. That is quiet.
 
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There’s water in it! It’s still in my garage and this is just temporary fresh water, but I wanted to test and make sure the plumbing works!

The Exotic Marine overflow is silent. It took a little trial and error to get the level in the external box just right. I’ve got three ways to adjust: the gate valve and two return pumps. I’ve got my new COR20 and a spare Jecod DCT-8000 running. I’m running both pumps at about 30%. Any more and I’ve got a lot of flow through the secondary with the primary gate valve wide open. It’ll be interesting to see how it is with my existing COR15.

Here’s a video of it running. Note that the Jecod pump is what you hear. The COR is much quieter.
Are you using Schedule 80 (grey) fittings and unions with Schedule 40 furniture grade yellow PVC? 1" pipe?
 

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Did some work last night!

Rocks and sand are in!
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I’m still getting the salinity dialed in (that’s why the skimmer pump is sideways in the sump- I’m adding salt to that chamber!). The calculators at Hamza's Reef are awesome. Once I get that dialed in I’ll add the fish and the rest of my corals.
I’m trying to figure out a drip acclimation strategy for the fish...
 
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