Entries pertaining to plumbing
With all the months of planning, I still found myself thinking about how I wanted the plumbing to be, pondering on what would be the ideal layout that wouldn't result in having to make changes and modifications later. I had some crazy ideas in mind originally, but modified them some.
The principle is simple: Water drains into the sump. Water goes back up to the display tank. Avoid too many turns and fittings, and keep it looking clean.
The return assembly was a big
Updated 01-29-2011 at 06:03 AM by melev
For years, I've used wrapping paper containers to hold 20g of RO/DI water for my reef's evaporated needs. With the new tank, I decided it would be sexier to put a custom-made acrylic vessel under the tank. I measured twice, opting to use every inch at my disposal, and proceeded to build it. The reservoir is 22" wide, 32.75" tall, and 15.5" deep. It has a small access door on the top to allow me to adjust the float valve when needed. It is made with 3/8" AcryLite GP.
Updated 02-04-2011 at 06:18 PM by melev
Since I ordered parts from two different companies, I didn't get everything yet. Here's what arrived yesterday.
Black rigid PVC pipe.
All kinds of bits and baubles.
Bunny doesn't care.
Everyone has been asking me about the new sump, and what its layout will be. I'm still thinking about my options, and nothing is set in stone.
I really like the idea of a tunnel for some reason. If I can pull that off, so be it.
If 1" of water drains from the display tank, that equals 13g of water. Plus whatever is in the plumbing. The sump needs to be able to hold any drainage when the power goes out.
The footprint inside the stand is 81" x 32",
To get RO/DI water from my utility room to the new fishroom, I decided I'd run tubing through the false ceiling area above my kitchen cabinets. It's maybe 9' of cabinet area, with space to run some PVC pipe as a guide to push the 1/4" poly tubing the direction I needed it. This is the stuff used for icemakers and to get drinking water from the fridge, sold at Home Depot.
The first thing was to break out the forensic gear and determine the trajectory of the dual-hydrogen-singular-Oxygen
Updated 11-19-2010 at 11:32 PM by melev