LVReef's CDA 225 gal 72x30x24 tank upgrade!

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It's hard for me to know what exactly they will ship you but I've attached pictures of what I had and what Modular Marine sent me as a replacement. It's a bit hard to see on the picture but the sheen on the installed bulkhead is duller than the one on the new bulkhead. The plastic on the thread looks (and feels) older.
The bulkhead I originally got were pretty dirty with dust caked on so I can see that they weren't stored properly but I didn't think it would matter that much...
 

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I have been making slow progress.
Modular Marine had to send me new bulkheads.
I had to replace them all and order new unions
Then there were some leaks at joints; probably because I didn't use enough glue on 1.5" pipes. I've fixed that.
Now I have a small leak between the overflow and the tank. It doesn't leak when the pump is off but leaks when the pump is on. I'll need to remove the overflow, reclean the gaskets and pray? I also have some silicone lube for union gaskets; I wonder if this would help?

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Removed the overflow and scraped some paint around the holes. Cleaned everything with alcohol and tested the system again with freshwater. After 45 minutes, there was a tiny leak again. I wonder if it's related to the pipes not being supported between the overflow and the sump. I'll get some wood and support them this weekend.
 

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How did you end up supporting your plumbing? This is the task I’m trying to work on today. It’s tricky with the amount of wood visible on the back. I plan to use split ring galvanized pipe clamps on threaded rod to galvanized ceiling flanges. Just struggling for the best way to secure those flanges to the powder coated stand. May just use self tapping screws and silicone to seal them from rust.
 

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