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Me too! BTW, I preach patience with reefing, but you folks know me well enough to know I am just lazy.
The correct term is methodical;)
 
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Love the sump! Brings interesting ideas for future planning
Thank you! Glad I could inspire your future plans, I hope some of my other ideas I'll be talking about in a little bit will spark some other ideas for future plans :)

If you can get Concept to ship my tank before the end of the week when everything shuts down, sure!
Hummm, I shall stop by and start coughing at the door, tell them to hurry up or I'll uncover my mouth;Doctor
 
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Y'all have been an inspiration to me!
Well I sincerely hope not, when your tank shows up me and @Fin certainly don't want to see it stay empty for a year :oops:
 
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Slow and steady wins the race. #Slothreefing
I started plumbing my closed loop yesterday, what a pain in the butt that's been so far:confused: I think I've greatly misjudged the room under my stand, also the room I need to maneuver my fat butt in order to work on things.
 
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Well here's where I am as of right now, finally got the intake side of the system wrapped up. The stand the pumps are sitting on is temporary while the permanent one is being built. I didn't have room for the amount of unions I wanted so where I couldn't I used threaded joints instead.
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Now for a little lunch break and then on to the returns! And yes I'm well aware the underside of the plywood isn't painted. :)
 
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Is that a union butting up against a full union ball valve?!
I'll be honest, a big part of it is because I'm lazy, the union fittings on the valve once they are tightened aren't the easiest to take off compared to the lasco ones. Also If anything needs to be changed with the rest of the plumbing past the valve I just need to replace the one half of a $1.50 Union vs ordering a $30 valve to replace the union side of the valve as you can't order them separately from the valve. And where they wouldn't fit, I used threaded fittings in there place...
 
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Well after day two, here I am I'd say 80% complete. I haven't been able to do things exactly how I wanted to due to space constraints but for the most part I'm pretty happy so far. Tomorrow should be all done and ready for a leak test, fingers crossed everything holds up! :)

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