Kind of a new build

Discussion in 'New Tank Builds' started by huntindoc, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Here's a few pictures that show how the plumbing works.

    In the first one saltwater from the tank on the right is pumped to the top horizontal line to the tank.

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    In this picture water is pumped from the right hand tank and straight up to the vertical valve that will lead back through the top of the same tank. This will circulate water to mix the saltwater in this tank.

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    In this picture RO/DI water from the left tank goes to the bottom horizontal valve that will lead to my ATO reservoir.

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    And in this picture water will go from the left hand tank to the right hand tank to prepare for mixing. Play like the second valve from the right is closed because it would be.

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  2. mhattenhauer

    mhattenhauer RRMAS Supporter

    All with one pump... huh that's interesting. I need to look in to doing something similar.
     
  3. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Nice looking plumb job!
     
  4. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Would there be concern of salt buildup going to the ATO over time with using the same pipes and pump as salt?

    And it makes MUCH more sense now! Lol
     
  5. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Salt water and RO/DI go through different pipes. They share about 1 foot of 1" PVC and that can be bled off with the valves in the front of the set up.
     
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  6. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Yeah, the pump and that middle section of pipe is what I was thinking about.
     
  7. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Well the guys from Neptune came through. I had an appointment this evening. I had to take the base unit and one of the power bars off the tank and take them upstairs and connect them directly to the router. Fortunately they got it up and running very quickly. Then I spent the next couple of hours remounting the Apex and power bar and reconnecting all the probes and outlets. Nice to know that wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.

    Even better news....my purple tang seems to have made a great recovery! His tail is still a little floppy but he's swimming and eating well and went in to the DT tonight.
     
  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Finished up plumbing the mixing station tonight. Leak tested the RO/DI to mixing tank and the circulation in the mixing tank and no problems.

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  9. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    I'm a little jealous of all of the room you have in there! lol I wish I had a huge work station for all of my fish stuff!

    So will this pump water to your ATO reservoir? Looks clean.
     
  10. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    This room was the deciding point in deciding to buy this house! The bottom pipe you see is the one that will supply water to the ATO reservoir. The top one will pump fresh salt water.
     
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  11. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    So you'll manually remove water from the tank then use the pump to replace it?
     
  12. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Yes, because of the concrete wall behind the tank I don't have the luxury of plumbing enabling me to drain the old water. I'll siphon it out and pump it through a water hose in to the woods behind the house.
     
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  13. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Would the salinity harm the trees? I've been pouring mine down the rain drains in the back yard but my wife thinks I should be dumping it down the drain instead. She's probably right.
     
  14. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Never had it hurt grass or trees. Volume is pretty low compared to the water from rain/runoff.
     
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  15. mhattenhauer

    mhattenhauer RRMAS Supporter

    I pour mine around the porch to kill the grass. It works temporarily but it takes a lot of salt water.
     
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  16. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Good to know! Now I don't feel so bad pouring it down the rain drain!
     
  17. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Short update. A couple of new fish to the DT this week, Purple Tang (about 4 inches) and a Gold Rim Tang. I've always wanted a Gold Rim but was reluctant to try one because of their reputation for being difficult to keep. Fortunately this one was the easiest fish to get eating I've had that wasn't a wrasse. Bad pics...tangs are harder to photograph than wrasse! :D

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  18. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Beautiful fish and I'm still loving those plates! Your dendro looks good too!
     
  19. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Some video of nori feeding. Lot's of folks don't realize how much a lot of wrasse love nori.

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  20. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Wow beautiful fish love that gold rim
     
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