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Check out this build I am working on...

iani

Supporting Member
It’s not about that, it’s about priorities! Just get used to riding a bike to work and anyone could probably afford one...
I actually need to get back to biking to work. I used to do it last year quite a bit.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
Last time I was there you were supposedly at the dentist...

Giving boat load of money to one, just to yank some teeth and now I am having a hard time enjoying a good piece of steak! I can now see how Ian can afford this tank so days!
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
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.

It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it’s actually pretty well supported. That is just a water change drain line that’s connected to a 1.5” SCH 80 bulkhead and also strapped at multiple points on the bottom of the shelf. And, at the terminal point, it’s also bulkheaded to the concrete slab.

Also, if if both the gate valve and ball valve failed due to wear and tear, the whole assembly can still be replaced by plugging the other end of the bulkhead with a threaded plug therefore avoiding unnecessary tank drain.

BTW...this is actually for another system I am also building.
 

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TurboReef

Supporting Member
It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it’s actually pretty well supported. That is just a water change drain line that’s connected to a 1.5” SCH 80 bulkhead and also strapped at multiple points on the bottom of the shelf. And, at the terminal point, it’s also bulkheaded to the concrete slab.

Did you sleeve the pipe with a barrier from the cement? Some call it a “chase”?
 

iani

Supporting Member
Giving boat load of money to one, just to yank some teeth and now I am having a hard time enjoying a good piece of steak! I can now see how Ian can afford this tank so days!
Are you getting some implants placed?
 

TurboReef

Supporting Member
y'all either have a marine biologist for a wife or are single cause I had to pull teeth just to upgrade to a 135 gallon freestanding tank.
 
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