KZ Deep Blue 57 gallon future build

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    Kzguns Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I went with a silent one rated for 991gph. Probably over kill but I can dial it down. My 100g was pushing 1500gph
     

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    Stuff is showing up. Wife “I thought you wanted to wait till late summer/fall?” ‍♂️
    Got this neat power strip/light from Home Depot too. Should be nice under the tank when doing maintenance etc. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Made the front face frame for the stand today.
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    More progress on the stand...

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    Bottom and back on. Still need to router the hole for wires, round over. Sand any filler where I used my finish nailer. Make the top and trim to match my living room built ins. Oh and doors and paint.

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    Bubble magus curve A5 on the way.
     
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    Just need to fill nail holes etc sand and it’s about ready for paint. Doors will be here Wednesday.

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    Sump pretty much done. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Testing the sump. I probably would have done a couple things different. Probably would have raised the filter socks some. I may still cut some acrylic rings to glue on the shelf to raise them up a 1/4”
    Good thing is it’s really quiet. This reading was 12” in front of the sump.
     
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    I’ve decided on the AI Prime HD x2 I’m going to build a floating shelf to mimic my fireplace mantel and mount the lights inside. I’ll have to be creative so they can breathe but I think I got it figured out in my head. Top will likely hinge for access.
     
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    Doors are here and look very nice.
     
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    Fastcabinetdoors.com if anyone’s interested. Very reasonably priced.
     
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    chipmunkofdoom2 Always Making Something R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor

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    Be careful with solenoid valves to control saltwater. There's no guarantee the metals inside are safe for reefs. Additionally, there has been some conjecture that the heat generated by solenoid valves can cause calcium carbonate to precipitate on the valve and interfere with it closing.

    I'm not against the idea of simplifying water changes. Just be careful using these valves.

    Personally, I would just install ball valves in one location so I could do the water changes manually that way. Open one valve (or two) to drain the water, close when finished, then open another valve to re-fill with saltwater, and close when done.
     
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    This would be down stream of drain below sump in basement. It will allow me to turn on and off the drain while at the sump to monitor how much is drained off.
     
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    Is that a P-51 in the background?
     
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    Yes it is!
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Just about ready for prime and paint.
     
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    Beautiful plane. The wing is the give away. If you don’t mind me asking, does it fly well and who makes it? I have a few warbirds myself.
     
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    It’s a Park Zone brushless. It flies great. I put full navigation lights on it too. I set it up with flapperons as well so it’ll fly slow if I want it to.
     
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    Everything is ready for paint today. Floating shelf that will house the lights, I’ll put pegboard on top so it will breath and we can put pictures etc up there. I also need to weld up a bracket that will mount on the wall to hold the shelf.
     
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