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I have Officially Lost my Mind, 240 Build

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Figured it was time for some updates.

Progress has been slow but it has started moving now and a plan has come together.  

Plumbing was causing me some headaches since the fish room is beside the tank, not behind it which is ideal.  I also wanted the sump up off the floor in the fish room so that added to the plumbing fight.  I think I have it all straight now.  

Here is the plan for the sump stand 

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this will hold a 40 breeder refugium and a custom 125 (dimension not standard) sump, like this 

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the three red pipes are the drains from the display tank,  obviously they will be routed down into the refugium.

I am currently waiting on a drill bit to get the sump and refugium drilled for them to be connected together.

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I added a few more filler "legs" under the stand after this picture was taken, as well as cleaned up the tank.

 

I also came up with a plan for the Apex to be mounted above the sump on the wall with a layout of all of the modules.  I worked on that some this weekend.

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One thing you might notice, 2 return modules.  I decided to go with 2 of the Varios 8 pumps instead of just one and splitting it.  Mainly for redundancy and head loss.

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Thanks,

Got the Apex running to make sure its stable and operating correctly for a few days before I start programming all the outlets.  Only have the temp probes hooked up for now.  One is measuring the water temp in the mixing vat I have beside the sump area, the other is the room temp.  (One thing that hasn't been made very open by Neptune is that the temp probe works just as well out of water as it does in.  I like this because i can set an alert if the room temp gets high, like if the AC goes out) 

There will be 2 more EB-8's as well as a VDM module under the tank for powerheads and light control.  

 

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Got the Apex running to make sure its stable and operating correctly for a few days before I start programming all the outlets.  Only have the temp probes hooked up for now.  One is measuring the water temp in the mixing vat I have beside the sump area, the other is the room temp.  (One thing that hasn't been made very open by Neptune is that the temp probe works just as well out of water as it does in.  I like this because i can set an alert if the room temp gets high, like if the AC goes out) 
There will be 2 more EB-8's as well as a VDM module under the tank for powerheads and light control.  
 

Did you get your drill bit?


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yup,  went ahead and had the local glass shop handle the drilling since I needed a bunch of glass cut as well.

sump and refugium are drilled and did a water test last night.  both passed.  Need to get them plumbed together and the rest of the plumbing done and get this beast full of water.  

 

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Turned out the glass shop got the holes perfect.  Was able to bulkhead the tanks together with no pressure.

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On 5/6/2018 at 6:58 PM, nolefan said:

I’m pretty sure you lost your mind before starting the 240 build lol 

Says the guy with how many guppie tanks in his house?

 

 

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