Gasman's(Bob) 110 REbuild

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  1. gasman

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    Started with a 110 with everything HOB. It was time to do it right so......Here's some pic's of the progress so far.... As you can tell in the pics the sump's home is in the basement.

    It may take awhile for me to learn how to load the pics from photobucket to here...


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    Brian (ArstenA) made the sump....what a beast it is, all outer sections are 1/2" thick.
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    A wheeled cart for the sump lined with ....I think it was stair tread.

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    I really like how it turned out with the smoked tint!!


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    Made an actual "Mixing Station" now. It's still a mess but getting closer.

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    Upgraded the RO/DI.

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    The Apex and other things coming together. I added a WaterBug and sensor to trip an alarm on the Apex if the cart or floor see water. I will have the same thing going on by the tank upstairs.

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    The holes are drilled for the overflow..... Yeah, I know the tank needs a better cleaning in this pic, I took care of that already! I forgot how pathetic the flowery couch looks...until now, it wasn't my idea! I think new furniture just went higher on the "to do" list.

    Well thats enough for one night. I'll keep adding as it progresses
     
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    Looks like a great start!
     
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    Nice looking setup!
     
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    I really am not liking plumbing the new sump system!!!! Every time I get moving there's yet another fitting I need to go get or wait for BRS to send. I think I have more fittings now than the store I'm getting them from. Lately its like Norm walking into Cheers when I go into the hardware store.......BOB!!!!!:brick:
    I planned it all out but see better ways to do some things as I put it together. ...And that's also usually about the time I run out of beer, When I really could use 1!!!!!
     
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    Sorry dude - that cracked me up - come on over for a beer and reef complaining any time - I and the club owes you for showing up to your first meeting with 2 cases of beer for everyone : )

    Yup - still ugly



    BTW - nice build thread dude - looking good!!!!
     
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    yep, it really really is. :campfire:
     
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    At least the new tank set up is looking good!
     
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    Awesome sump man, ArstenA really does some great work for the club!
     
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    Here's a little bit more of what's been done....at a snails pace.
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    I added a few 2x8's to the floor trusses where the tank will be sitting to firm up the floor. It was working ok when it was set up before but a bit "bouncy", I hope this will help a little bit. This is a small house and the trusses are not going the way that's best for supporting the tank(and my fat self).
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    This is still a mess, it's a work in progress...endlessly!

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    Got the fuge light ready to go.

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    Pump and Bio pellet reactor hooked up. It's hard to see in this photo that I plumbed the reactor to be recirculating, there is a mag drive 3 pump hidden behind the reactor. I'll try to get a better pic of this later on. I noticed a few recirculating reactors that use the recirculating pump itself to draw in water from the sump, I'm having the sump return pump feed this reactor. The reason I went this route is so I didn't have to prime the pump manually to get things running, I will just open a little flow to it from the return pump manifold and fill the reactor that way( I hope it will work ok like this, time will tell).



    I am working on the drain lines now...and few beers to help. Will post more as things take shape.
     
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    great build and well organized. Wish I have the patience :brainoverload:
     
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    Looks real cool, cant wait to see the rest of the setup!
     
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    The problem is I DON"T have the patience but, I don't have much of a choice.
     
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    Yes He does! He really did a great job on this. I originally asked him to do it in 3/8" clear acrylic but he found a deal on this 1/2" smoked acrylic, and then when I seen it I was glad he found it, I really like the way it turned out with the smoke tint!!
     
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    Killer build so far.. I will be following
     
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    Getting closer! I'm thinking you should host a club meeting this summer.
     
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    I have to admit that the smoked acrylic looks awesome. I was pretty proud of that sump.
     
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    I am in love with your sump setup, I envy being able to remote the sump.. and then make it look that awesome!!
     
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    My better half still doesn't know what all the fuss is about.lol
     
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    It will happen, I just need to see how long the stand and canopy will take to get done.
     

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