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okay so plumbing will take place tomorrow hoping to have everything finished tomorrow so i can start adding water!!!!

I also started painting the fireplace and some of the vent covers and electrical box covers. all in all we are moving. and installed a nice 4k tv above the fireplace

Still need to do the following:
- Get Furniture for the basement
- Finish Fireplace
- Get Trim and install
- Get Sand in tank
- Get Rock in tank
- GET TANK RUNNING/GET FISH IN TANK!! :cry:
 
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Like I said before I am not handy at all so something simple like replacing light switches is amazing to me switched out about 5 of them! The joys of owning a home

I will say I'm learning a lot and I like it

Check out some cool chalk art



 
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A lot of stuff done today!!!!! A lot of amazing plumbing work check this out.

Bigger pipe is the drain smaller is the return. The return will have a hose attached to the mag 18
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The tank has this air chamber to help with water flow. Genius
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Air drain is black. The white tube will have 2 pieces one will have a funnel to pour salt into the water storage. The other one will be a cap
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Sump has media chamber. Skimmer area with Customer skimmer adjuster plate and return pump section which will house a mag 18
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Side view
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Wow! Very impressive build so far, looks like you're on the Fast Track to 'Home Improvement' CONGRATS!

Cheers, Todd
 
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Wow! Very impressive build so far, looks like you're on the Fast Track to 'Home Improvement' CONGRATS!

Cheers, Todd
haha thanks its been alot of work but i think in the end it will be all worth it. Cant wait to wrap up this tank friday, than i can start adding water! lets pray theirs no leaks hahah
 

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not sure if I missed it or not but just in case...

I did not read any plans to properly vent that tank and the basement itself.

Any electronic equipment and metal surface for that matter will eventually become victims of humidity and salt corrosion, including the washer and dryer without proper venting, especially in a basement.
 
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not sure if I missed it or not but just in case...

I did not read any plans to properly vent that tank and the basement itself.

Any electronic equipment and metal surface for that matter will eventually become victims of humid

ity and salt corrosion, including the washer and dryer without proper venting, especially in a basement.

Very good point the house has april air installed in it and i was also assuming i would need another humidifier down in the basement on the fish room side. Unless anyone else had any other suggestions?
 
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I also have a bathroom right by i wonder if i swapped out that fan in there with the one posted above. Ill have to take a walkthrough video of the basement room and see what everyone thinks
 

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The best advice I can provide is to enclose the back of the tank and throw a humidifier in the enclosure or look into getting a decently sized dehumidifier.

I would inquire with the forums for feedback on long term performance of dehumidifiers and ceiling exhaust fans in saltwater applications. i know people use dehumidifiers in their fish rooms but the internal components were not meant for saltwater, could not tell you how the units hold up to saltwater evaporation and a good unit runs about $400
 
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The best advice I can provide is to enclose the back of the tank and throw a humidifier in the enclosure or look into getting a decently sized dehumidifier.

I would inquire with the forums for feedback on long term performance of dehumidifiers and ceiling exhaust fans in saltwater applications. i know people use dehumidifiers in their fish rooms but the internal components were not meant for saltwater, could not tell you how the units hold up to saltwater evaporation and a good unit runs about $400
Sounds good ill start doing some research thanks for the heads up didnt really cross my mind at this point
 

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Tony

I used one of those cheap bathroom fans on my build. Right side of the tank near the top. It rusted and died after about 2 months


The new build is looking great

Bob
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Turbo dude I haven't heard from you in awhile how are things your tank looks great. I think I'll just get one of those room de humidifiers it should be fine! Gonna be getting some coral from u soon here lol
 
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