Mike's Innovative Marine Nuvo EXT 100

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Final progress shot for the night. Started cutting and gluing in the blue pvc. I chose to use white fittings to match the sump. I do have 1 gray piece, the Spears gate valve. I used the white gate valves on my 46 gallon and they suck. I don’t think I am going to have enough 3/4” blue for the return, and BRS is out of 3/4" blue. I might make the top of the union to the bulkhead white pvc. Not sure
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Only made a little progress due to water changes today and my sore wrist but I did manage to get the drains complete. I have kinda had to rethink my return plumbing and I had to order more 3/4" blue pvc. BRS is out but I ordered some from Home Depot. Hopefully the blue matches.
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Got the plumbing done today. I will leak test tomorrow when I get home from work. Surprisingly I only messed up one union by forgetting the ring. Managed to pull it apart before the glue set and redo it. Even installed a light under the cabinet. Before I started the plumbing, I decided to install the shelf that came with the stand. I like having a place to put small things. It is removable up until the tank is in its final home.
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She is wet! Unfortunately it’s just tap water. Good news there is no leaks in the glued connections. Some of the unions leaked but a little tightening and everything is dry. Been tweaking the return nozzle height for siphon break so the sump doesn’t overflow and tweaking the overflow for quiet. Also picked up a couple of wave makers. I am using Jebao SLW-30s. They are the AI Nero knock offs. I have an SLW-20 and SLW-10 on my 46 gallon and I really like them. The nice thing is for those of us with the Nuvo ext tanks, they have a strong enough magnet to stick to the back wall! They also blend in really well. I put some plastic plants to test the flow and they all ended up in the corners
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