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We then mounted the RO unit on the wall:



We ran a 3/8" LDPE line under the concrete slab to the tank for top off, and one 3/8" line for water changes:



We then started to drill the tank for 1-1/2" bulkheads. The great thing about the tank is that it has a PVC bottom, which makes drilling an easier prospect!





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The area over the top of the tank is being modified based on my recommendation:

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Cool!
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That's going to be a sweet setup. Man is that PVC bottom thick!
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Tank back up, with lights:



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How do you get your kids to stay on the ceiling like that? That's going to be such a cool setup. Get it wet already! LOL
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Ha! I just noticed that the picture was upside down. I fixed it...

So water won't be in the tank for another two weeks. The sump is finally done and we can start plumbing the tank.

The PVC bottom is doubled around the edges and at the overflow. It isn't nearly an inch thick everywhere. It took a while to drill, but no worries of chipped or cracked glass.
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Sump is done. I'll be plumbing the tank tonight and I'll upload pictures when we get somewhere.
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Is it a 2 chambers sump?
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Looks to me like a custom sump with only one small chamber on the end, probably to help stop bubbles at the drain where, my guess is, a filter bag is not used. I'm a wanna be Engineer, but Corey is a real Engineer. I'll just bet that he had maximum efficiency and simplicity in mind for its design. Am I right? 
Kinda like this design of mine, found listed in the Reefkeeping Tips: 
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I can't believe you let there be a filter sock holder on there...
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Eddie,

Yes, it's a two-chamber. Simple. I plan to set up an algae reactor and keep the light out of the sump (and keep algae from growing in there).
Eric built in the filter sock holder but I'm not going to tell my friend to use it. It didn't cost extra.

Mark,

I like the KISS principle. Just a bubble trap, an area for a skimmer, algae reactor, heater, and that's it.
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Starting to glue up parts. Cardboard keeps the glue off the floor.



The sump, under the tank.



You know you're going big when the ball valve is as big as the return pump! I like the Reeflo Gold series with good Baldor motors. We're going for just under 5x water flow thru the main tank, so a Snapper return pump is a great, low maintenance, reliable pump that can be fully serviced.

Stay tuned next week for some pictures of plumbing gymnastics due to a few things in the way!
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The RO setup, ready to go.



Plumbing complete. It wasn't as bad as I thought.



View of plumbing, including main and emergency drains as well as pump return.



First little trickle of water!!!



It's going to take a few days to fill. This was progress overnight.
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It's finally full of RO water. We will start to fill the sump, run the system, and test for leaks prior to putting in salt.
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Things are progressing very nicely. I think the recent changes being made made everything look better and should run better as well. Nice work!
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Soooo jealous. Looks great! Cant wait to see what it turns into!
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Getting ready for salt and rock!



Grommets for cable management.



Waiting for salt!

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We started last night by dry stacking the dry rock. I stacked it several times before I found what I liked.





We put the rock in the tank. I was going for two stacks of rock, with fish hiding places, and a channel diagonally thru the rock. With a 3' wide tank, aquascaping is fun!





We then turned on the main pump. We had a leak at the pump inlet threads, so we fixed that with a little more teflon and moved on with sand and salt. Knowing that sand and salt would turn the water so murky, we did this last.



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Great thread Corey!

This tank is going to be awesome!
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