Ross B Reef'n 170 Gallon & Fishroom Megabuild

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Must be nice to be able to take 3-months off from your "real" job. Very understanding wife, too! ;Woot
 
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Lol, I won him at the carnival and he's still in the bag!
Keep him in the bag. Go to LFS and get a dozen or two more of same species. Then things will be proper for your setup.
:)

Oh and while head there, take your salt to return it and trade in for plastic plants.
:) :)
 
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Keep him in the bag. Go to LFS and get a dozen or two more of same species. Then things will be proper for your setup.
:)

Oh and while head there, take your salt to return it and trade in for plastic plants.
:) :)
While I'm at it, I better get a bigger skimmer for those plastic plants! ;Wacky
 

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Might have missed this while following your thread - what are the bulkheads that you installed in the bottom of your sump for? Is it for draining the sump? Super curious. The whole room looks fantastic!
 
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Might have missed this while following your thread - what are the bulkheads that you installed in the bottom of your sump for? Is it for draining the sump? Super curious. The whole room looks fantastic!
Thank you!!

The bulkhead in the sock area will feed the auto water change pump and the external skimmer. The bulkhead on the return side will feed two return pumps. This is being done to eliminate power cords going into the water.
 
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“Eliminate power cords going into the water.” What HAVEN’T you thought of? :cool:
 
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Awesome progress this past weekend! Clearly I need a CNC router. And a full workshop. And everything else you have. Also training in how to build it all..... dang. That one's tough. :D
 
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Awesome progress this past weekend! Clearly I need a CNC router. And a full workshop. And everything else you have. Also training in how to build it all..... dang. That one's tough. :D
Haha, 15+ years construction experience here. But you can do it too if you set your mind to it!
 
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Calling it a night for Sunday, but I have tomorrow off :)

90% of the hard plumbing is done, less the return pump pipes (3/4" black from BRS gets here tomorrow) and the waste line.

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Calling it a night for Sunday, but I have tomorrow off :)

90% of the hard plumbing is done, less the return pump pipes (3/4" black from BRS gets here tomorrow) and the waste line.

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I'm curious about the plumbing here - everyone is always saying how important unions are for maintenance/ease of replacement. Any particular reason you're opting out?
 
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I'm curious about the plumbing here - everyone is always saying how important unions are for maintenance/ease of replacement. Any particular reason you're opting out?
For a job this size, the bill is already pretty hefty, and unions are expensive. If I do need to take something apart, I'll install a union when I cut the pipe. So essentially, unions can easily be added later if needed.
 

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@Blutspitze asked a good question; but the plumbing here seems very accessible. The tighter-the-quarters, probably the more useful unions are to just twist and remove what you can’t cut.
 
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I’ll never forget viewing the photos of how you got the tank hiked way up there! Lol.
 

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