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big t

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Well I am setting up my 90 this month. I am sure some of you may know a little about it. Anyway it was going to be a all diy system including the tank, but problems arose w/ my plastic supplier and my price literally doubled on the acrylic to make my tank. So now I am just going to go ahead and use the 90 that I already had sitting in my shed :D. This is going to be a high energy reef system w/ almost all sps corals. There will eventually be several clams spread across the bottom of the tank. It is going to be a bb system, but I plan to try to get zoa's to eventually fully encrust the bottom of the tank. The hardware will consist of a dual 250 w halide lighting system, a ampmaster 3k for closed loop, a iwaki rltx 30 (950gph) return pump, a diy calcium reactor, diy skimmer, diy sump, and finally a diy stand made from walnut and birds eye maple. I am going to use all schedule 80 bulkheads for durability and piece of mind. The closed loop will draw from 2 1.5" bulkheads in the lower back portion of the tank, this plumbing will go down into my stand where I will have the pump on a little shelf, then back out it will go feeding a spraybar on the bottom of the tank, and four 3/4" bulkheads w/ lockline inside the tank to direct flow. The drains will be 1.5" standpipes w/ durso's both of which will feed into my skimmer section of the sump. The return pump uses 3/4" plumbing and will feed back in thru the bottom of the tank inside the overflow and there will be a bulkhead at the top w/ lockline to direct that flow also. Anyways I am going to start a post in the diy section outlining the assembly of this system, so keep your eyes peeled!
 

esmith

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Looks good Tom, I was having some difficulty deciding how to plumb my CL but after looking at yours I've got the right idea. :D

Can't wait to see this baby in action!

Eliyah
 

ReefShack

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Looks good Tom! The only thing I might mention is that you're going to want to get your inputs to the CL up to a level that you can reach comfortably once the LR is in place. I mounted mine fairly low and it a real pain in the "you know what" to get at them. Otherwise, should be great. You're really going to like how much flow you'll have. :)
 

big t

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Well I just got my pump last night, so I thought I would post a picture of it. It is Ampmaster 3000 :D I just ordered everything that I thought I would need to plumb it in, boy does that sure add up quickly! Well here is a pic
 

big t

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Well my fittings came in tonight! I was really much happier to see that little brown box on the door step then my wife Polly was! Then I opened the box and automatically saw that all the sch 80 bulkheads were opposite of what I wanted w/ thread on the outside and slip inside. I was really pissed for a little while, but now I am cool and think it should all work ok w/ a few more fittings! I just have to figure out how to make the screw in screens and locline fittings go into the slip bulkheads and still have a clean look. Imagine more fittings then this!!!
 

wanareef

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That little brown box is always a "welcome" sight, but I wouldn't tell my wife that. heh heh
If you weren't in a "hurry" you could always contact the vendor and let them know that they screwed up. I would.

have fun
 

mojoreef

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Right on Tom I love the design, looks like its going to be a goodem. I would take the BKs to McClendons, and just tell them you screwed up and want to exchange them ;)


Mike
 

zeltar

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big t said:
Well my fittings came in tonight! I was really much happier to see that little brown box on the door step then my wife Polly was! Then I opened the box and automatically saw that all the sch 80 bulkheads were opposite of what I wanted w/ thread on the outside and slip inside. I was really pissed for a little while, but now I am cool and think it should all work ok w/ a few more fittings! I just have to figure out how to make the screw in screens and locline fittings go into the slip bulkheads and still have a clean look. Imagine more fittings then this!!!
What are these screw in screens? This would solve my problem of that strainer I was looking for. Do you have a link?

Thanks
 

big t

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Hey Zeltar, these screw in screens are the same ones that I sent you a link to at 8:00 this morning! lol
 

zeltar

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Jackpot!!!

I finally found what I was looking for at a LFS that I didnt know existed near me. He had two for sale and I was able to locate them on the web. They are sold a "saftey suction covers" for spa's. The ones I got are stamped with a 80-95 gpm so they should work fine for almost any pump.

Thanks for dealing with my inability to describe with words. :p

Oh yeah, it is the part in the middle of the pic, 10-6806
 

Zephrant

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Eric- Do you have a manufacturer for those parts? I'd like to track them down. I've tried some of the online plastic shops, and have had no luck yet.

Thanks-

Zeph
 
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