I had a heck of a time finding a custom builder willing to take on the project. After going through 3 previous builders, I was starting to get a complex.Who is your builder for the sump in Florida? I might need one pretty soon.
Thanks. Any size of tank can turn out awesome. I have some 2 gallon jars that I am really, really looking forward to getting setup as reefs. I have all the bits and pieces, but need to get other projects done first, lol.it's ridiculous how jealous I am right now. Of the house AND the tank. Im going to go lie down
Yes, it is 3/4" expanded PVC. It is their (AA) standard material for sumps. It is a type of PVC, closed cell foam board. According to info online, it is strong, durable, light and easy to machine. All attributes that should make it an excellent choice for sumps.That's pretty cool. Is he using 3/4" PVC .... that's what it looks like. I just contracted with AA to build me a tank so glad you are pleased with them.
Thanks I will check them out.I had a heck of a time finding a custom builder willing to take on the project. After going through 3 previous builders, I was starting to get a complex.
I am using American Aquarium (http://www.american-aquarium.com/). Chris has been wonderful to work with so far. He has restored my faith in the aquarium builder community. I stumbled upon them while browsing through YouTube of all places.
Just started reading this build tread and very jealous. I'm in Texas and we do not have basements to have fun with. I cant wait to see how it turns out!!This was during a leak test (early this year). At this point I had more of the supports in place. There is only one end complete in the photo, but the end supports will form the upright rails for the light rack to move up and down on are visible on the left side of the tank.
Happy to report, no leaks were detected.
That makes sense. I thought the skimmer would be your main filtration. Please send an update after you have the skimmer installed; I cannot find a review of this skimmer anywhere online.Yes, I am still planning on the RK2 XFlo 6-3.5 skimmer. The 30" size was based on the recommendation from the manufacturer (400-700 gallons), and to be truthful, I need a skimmer tall enough for the waste drain to be above the top of the sump for plumbing a hose. Only the 30" model would meet that requirement.
The tank will have a skimmer, but it is not expected to play a very big role once the bio load has established. It will come in handy during the first year or two. All the water entering and exiting the DyMiCo filter in the sump will bypass the skimmer.
I know what you mean about the scarcity of info. I even made a thread on here asking for opinions and got zero response. There is one guy on here who has one, but he had not used it yet, the last time I spoke to him. I will post once I have mine purchased and in use.That makes sense. I thought the skimmer would be your main filtration. Please send an update after you have the skimmer installed; I cannot find a review of this skimmer anywhere online.
Probe, dosing tube and float holders. The builder put a placeholder pocket that I can drill out for a probe. I plan to get a variety of blanks in differing lengths. That way I can just add the needed mounting holes for the specific type I am mounting.Probe holders?