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Check out this build I am working on...

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
Don’t have time to post the details of all the projects so you’ll just enjoy the pictures...lol

This one is 120x36x28. Double laminated low-iron glass.

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Chromis

Supporting Member
I’m still trying to comprehend... Question - in the second picture, is that a floor drain? So all the sump/ plumbing stuff is in one room with a drain... seems obvious but don’t see that many people doing it.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
I’m still trying to comprehend... Question - in the second picture, is that a floor drain? So all the sump/ plumbing stuff is in one room with a drain... seems obvious but don’t see that many people doing it.

Yep. Floor drain running the entire length of the room. Floor drain is my standard requirement for all new fish room I designed. That particular one in the picture is a little more fancy. It’s connected to the home’s sewage system.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
Robert, explain to us what all the plumbing is for.


The four holes on the bottom of the tank are for close-loops.

Some of the pipes under the tank goes to the opposite side of the room to the sump. Some of it goes to a detached garage about 100ft away where the water change/RO reservoirs are located.


I am employing a dual ghost overflow systems (from Modular Marine) on both ends of the tank and they each require 3 drains. So, 6 (2”) drains total, tank drain line, fill line, and return lines, plus a 4” wire conduit so that I can feed all cables from one side to the room to the other. Also has two spare lines. All buried under 36” concrete slab.
 

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H2OPlayar

Supporting Member
Yep. Floor drain running the entire length of the room. Floor drain is my standard requirement for all new fish room I designed. That particular one in the picture is a little more fancy. It’s connected to the home’s sewage system.
I regret not doing this. It is still a possibility, but I am set on minimal water changes.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
I regret not doing this. It is still a possibility, but I am set on minimal water changes.

Floor drain really not that critical compared to the water change drain! On big tank, direct drain is a must and super nice feature during large water change.
 

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ashburn2k

Supporting Member
Are those pipe insulated under the concrete? How do you deal with the heat loss for a such long distance or water travel underground?
 

H2OPlayar

Supporting Member
Are those pipe insulated under the concrete? How do you deal with the heat loss for a such long distance or water travel underground?
600 Watt heaters in the display and sump is my guess. That and the build is local, so keeping it cool is the bigger issue.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
Are those pipe insulated under the concrete? How do you deal with the heat loss for a such long distance or water travel underground?

The longest pipes span about 75ft. Those goes from the outside garage to the fish room inside the house. Those pipes serves as temporary transfer lines only so they don’t need to be insulated.
 

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rygh

Treasurer
BOD
Wow, what a project!
I get a kick out of the bridge you had to make to get things in.
Seems very well planned and executed.

Except ... a hole in the very bottom of a big tank, that goes to a rather weak looking U-joint?
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Must have been a Monday.
 

iani

Supporting Member
The four holes on the bottom of the tank are for close-loops.

Some of the pipes under the tank goes to the opposite side of the room to the sump. Some of it goes to a detached garage about 100ft away where the water change/RO reservoirs are located.


I am employing a dual ghost overflow systems (from Modular Marine) on both ends of the tank and they each require 3 drains. So, 6 (2”) drains total, tank drain line, fill line, and return lines, plus a 4” wire conduit so that I can feed all cables from one side to the room to the other. Also has two spare lines. All buried under 36” concrete slab.
Very cool, If I ever get rich I am having Robert build me a system.
 
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