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post #121 of 609 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 04:27 AM
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Most people would put a 70" flatscreen T.V. in the center of a built-in like that but much more enjoyment will come from that beauty. Looking forward to seeing it filled. You don't cut any corners with your projects that is for sure. Anymore progress on the pond project? I want to see some nice koi pictures in that beautiful pond.

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post #122 of 609 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Bit of a slow down with the holiday distractions, but still making some progress.

Have most of the pump room sub-assemblies glued together and pressure tested for leaks. Rigged up an adapter to clamp on to each modular part, then pressurize it up to 20+ psi which is 5-10 times the psi it will be operating at (pumps wont even make over 7psi) and sprayed all glued joints with soapy water. Should not have any leak surprises this way.



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If the guys from ADG would ever return the multiple messages I have left I was thinking about it ................... Guess I'll just wing it.
Just read everything and have to say i'm very much impressed. With that kind of money why not just get Mr Takashi amano himself to scape it and you can die happy

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post #124 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Starting final assembly



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post #125 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 01:10 AM
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AW! Just a little too large for the platform

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AW! Just a little too large for the platform

Yep, gotta make the platform about 6-8" wider.
Really had to pack it in there from side to side too, to make the turns out of the wall with the sweep elbows on to the pump intakes.
It all just barely fits
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post #127 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 01:18 AM
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At least this build/fix will be much easier compared to everything else you've done haha. You can just hide the extra bit with more of that black waterproof material?

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One of the most impressive builds that I have ever seen on this forum! Keep up the good work!

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post #129 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 08:54 PM
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I hope to stop by with a wheel barrow and a pair of pipe cutters, that would be 4 or 5 K rolling out of the back yard but most folks/thieves wouldn't think to steal a filter system. I'm guessing your area is very rural and there is no need to worry about equipment walking away, I've been to the rural areas of TX and there's not much to see but I've read some of the big cities there have problems with crime, big time.

All the equipment looks really good, are you planing a enclosure to keep it out of view or the sun/heat, etc?
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I hope to stop by with a wheel barrow and a pair of pipe cutters, that would be 4 or 5 K rolling out of the back yard but most folks/thieves wouldn't think to steal a filter system.
Haha!

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I'm so jealous, i just found and finished reading the thread. If i where ever to win the lottery i want a tank like yours you have put alot of time and thought into building this tank how long have you been planning this tank.
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Pump flow control bypass plumbing

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post #133 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 10:12 PM
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Are you a plumber? Just asking because that looks complicated.
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post #134 of 609 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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It's not rocket science, but definitely been tedious and time consuming. Just trying to take my time and think everything through as much as possible to make a system that will last 20 years and allow for ultimate in control and maintainability
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Nice to see such effort put into making the mechanics as much of a visual treat as the display. Your patience and vision is admirable.
Looking forward to a fps (full plumbing shot ) . The pumps push into the filters? or pull?

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