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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. :)
But you’re going to fix that right?
 
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Looks nice and clean. Great job.

Does this mean that by the end of the week you might finally have water (even if it is sans salt)?o_O:)
Thank you! And yes, hopefully by the end of the day today it will have some water in it :)

Just for you. An ocean view.
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I love it! Thank you :D Still jealous of the view!

But you’re going to fix that right?
The paint? Yes once the leak test is done I will look after the painting of the underside. When I was painting originally I had run out of paint at the time and decided to just leave it until I had the motivation and time to do it again. The outside of the stand needs a little more work as well after moving it, some touch ups and a final coat should do the trick :)
 
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We are going to hold you to that, and since the world seems to be on lock down, we have nothing to do but watch for updates.:)
Well I dunno if I can withstand that kind of pressure ;Blackeye
 
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Well, plumbing is 100% complete on the closed loop. Testing tomorrow morning as it's a little late right now to fill it up.
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It's not as straight away as I had hoped, due to the space constraints I mentioned yesterday. But, still happy with it, I might have to upgrade the pumps given all the extra head height involved. But we'll see how things go tomorrow first. :)
 
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I've seen @Katrina71's thread floating around but never clicked out of intimidation.

You should put more water in it. And then put some salt in it. ;)
I do agree it can be a scary place sometimes with people like @najer Kicking around :eek: and all in due time working on a couple leaks right now first!

You are taking a beating over a dry tank right as it is the closest it has been. Bunch of meaners. ;Hilarious
I know right! Atleast theres water in it now, even if it's the wrong kind ;Smug
 

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