I'm not usually one to complain about noise, but noise associated with vibration gets on my nerves. I have this Iwaki MD-20RT pump that I bought years about, probably in 2006. I never used the pump, and before this weekend never ran it more than a few minutes. It's rated for high head, and seems to run cool enough, but there is significant vibration coming off of the unit. It's driving me nuts! I can feel the vibration on the ground NEXT to the stand though the carpet.
Well folks, the time has come. By tomorrow there will be salt water in them there tank....
The aquarium has been moved into the office. Rockwork installed. Plumbing tightened (the many bulkheads that is!). I have bags of live sand and salt ready to go. The RODI machine is SLOWLY churning. I'm only making about 5 gallons every three hours or so. More tomorrow when it will look almost ready for fishies and coral.
Tank lighting is completed. I have installed my new acrylic LED lighting and power supply mounts. Attachment to the tank was by small oak blocks with stainless bolts and wing nuts for easy removal. The lighting power supply fixture was installed beneath the tank, on the inside of the cabinet. Cables were run with nylon "P" clips and stainless bolts. The lid of the canopy can be opened without getting a face full of light, and the lighting fixture
Thought that I would share the latest from the rebuild. I'm almost done with the acrylic work, and let me tell you, it's been fun to make various components now that I have the skills.
I needed to mount my lighting fixture to the canopy, and the stands that came with the LED fixture were not suited to my tank. There was also no way to suspend the fixture. I wanted to devise a way to mount the fixture to the canopy, yet not have it attached to the lid. I don't want the fixture shining
Major construction finished, I'm moving on to fit and finish. Next up is electrical. Last iteration of this tank had a power strip velcro'd to the inside of the stand and lighting on an analog timer. That was not going to fly for the revised version. I started by installing outdoor grade PVC conduit. I installed a double gang box for outlets and a single gang box for a switch that would control one of the two outlets.