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Balz3352's 'Convinced Her' Basement Sump/Fish Room

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Balz3352, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks!! I just need to grab a bunch of cool frags from you and chad and patience.
     
  2. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Patience is good but hard to maintain in this hobby. Looks really nice man. Glad you didn't give up
     
  3. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Amen to this. Haha extremely hard to maintain but I also think it's kinda cool and interesting watching frags grow over time.

    Im glad I didn't give up either. Came darn close but learned a lot!
     
  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Finished the doors.
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    I attached the bottom with magnets
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    Thankfully my father in law is in the finishing business and knows people.
    Doors with just stain on them.

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  5. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    The cabinet work turned out really nice! Very clean looking and should be easy to access everything.

    Are the upper panels on hinges or magnets?
     
  6. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    They're essentially l brackets with velcro on them. I made the top out of aluminum so magnets wouldn't work. I tried to do just l brackets but the doors would just slide off so I threw the velcro on and it's the perfect amount of resistance to safely hild everything on.
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    Top view shows front doors on. I bonded the 2 right doors together and 2 left. Makes it easier to make level and 2 doors it just about perfect to work if I need to work on the area. Happy with hie this worked out.
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  7. static reef

    static reef SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Looks great bubba
     
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  8. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Been busy.
    Added frag tank
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    And lights
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    Added a diy breakout box and added 2 floats to the frag tank just in case
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    Added a uv sterilizer
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    Made and added an algae turf scrubber
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    I think that's all I've done in the last couple weeks.
     
  9. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks good. I love those stock tanks.

    I might have missed it, but I'm assuming the frag tank is tied into the main system? The float switches are a good investment. The ones I've used in the past don't do great under water after a while but they work great as long as they stay mostly dry. Saved me a couple of times from human error.
     
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  10. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Exactly why I have 2 at different floats! Primary and backup.

    Oh sorry yes it is tied to main system. I have a manifold on my system run by separate pump but all tied together. Manifold runs frag tank, carbon/gfo reactors, uv and the ats. [​IMG]
    You can kinda see what's going on in this pic.
     
  11. Tango

    Tango Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Rj the system looks cool man great job


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  12. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like I need to redesign the ats.... Thabk god I was home. [​IMG]
     
  13. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like I need to redesign the ats.... Thabk god I was home. [​IMG]
     
  14. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    That sucks, it could have been so much worse though. Good catch.
     
  15. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yeah definitely. Only dropped the salinity a little. 1.026 to 1.025. Nothing bad. Just needed to refill ato tank and clean up the water.
     
  16. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Any ideas on what went wrong? Hurry up and dry that floor before the wife finds it. :)
     
  17. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Haha im lucky she wasn't home!!

    Yeah the water was following the pvc outside the box and dripping. Mow to only figure out how to fix it im thinking rubber gasket
     
  18. kutcha

    kutcha Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    so is it all fixed up now?
     
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  19. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    All fixed up I don't see this happening again went over the design again just to see if there are any more flaws.
     
  20. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Any progress pics on the display? How's it looking these days?
     

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