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Was the mural wallpaper?

forgot to answer your question, but yeah that was a wall paper mural...was almost cool and we thought about keeping it but it smelled like old grouse house.
we may put another large one up but for now I think we are gonna do a painted accent wall. IDK the GF has an idea for it.

I wanted to do a large 300+ FOWLR there but that got quickly shut down. if I had my way the media room would have around 4 aquariums...but we all know us guys get little to no say in decorating the house.
 
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Some progress... this feels like the slowest build thread ever.

Working on getting the basement fish room a little more together.
Primed and painted the foundation.

Next up is power washing the floors and radon seal it then epoxy paint
Also gonna do an epoxy counter top around the slop sink.

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As someone that has put a bunch of sweat equity into their home with reno's, I can appreciate the amount of work you've done.

I may have missed it posted somewhere, but have you decided on which fish you'll be stocking your tank with?
 
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As someone that has put a bunch of sweat equity into their home with reno's, I can appreciate the amount of work you've done.

I may have missed it posted somewhere, but have you decided on which fish you'll be stocking your tank with?

Thanks for the kind words yeah we have a ton of "sweet equity" in the place that is for sure. was amazing how much we still did for how much we spent on the contractor and reno. but it was a learning process for sure.

I have thought many time about a butterfly FOWLR and make the little peninsula RFA nano that in the same room the reef...but like us all I love corals. and as big as the 650P is just not quite big enough for a fish only IMHO I would want some large angels and a pocupine puffer if I twas a fish only system.

SOOOOO unless I get crazy last min. it will be a wrasse dominate reef with a few tangs and others on the mix.

full stocking list coming soon!
 
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Even though I spent the last 4 weeks debating about the plumbing and thought I had a plan turns out I didn't or at least not a good one. I was going to run the manifold off the main return pump but the way the Red Sea version 3 sump is it makes it very difficult at least in my mind.

With the return right next to the overflow chamber there was no good way to do a combined manifold. The new plan is to have the manifold with its own pump and get a smaller pump as a dedicated return for the display tank.

That solves two tissues one being things that are ran off the manifold will not affect the flow into this display tank and two makes it a lot easier to okumb the manifold and make it clean looking ...I hope anyway.
 
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Here is another way to plumb the red sea reefer from metric to standard.
Here what you will need - at the time of this post I have yet to water test it.

This is for the RS 650p replacing the gate valve. The normal way ppl do it would not work on the peninsula's more about that later

1x 32mm coupling
1x 32mm to 1" metric to standard adapter
1x quality gate valve I used spears
1x 90º elbow
1" pvc pipe - i mocked it up with white but will used black

FYI The 32mm to 1" adapter gets bad reviews at BRS
Because you need THE 32mm coupling to make it work.

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I planed two options to convert from metric to standard and glad I did...
the 1st options was the way most do it. the RS union part and a 3/4" to 1" adapter& thread tape . but that was to low to get it through the center cut out :(

so had to go with plan B...
 
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As you can see the do i g it the 1st way I would have to have more 90sto get to over the cut out for chop up my stand.
+it took more space in the electric cabbie.

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