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Old 09-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #451
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R_Barber001...that is a huge site, no clear 'download' section...guessing you need to register/log in?
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #452
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Not too sure my dad recommended it. I figured its worth looking into.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #453
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Got a source for your PVC fitting models? I haven't had much luck finding good ones for my drawings.
Sketchup as a "tool icon" on the main drawing screen that will search the web for models and download them directly into your open project.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #454
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Got a source for your PVC fitting models? I haven't had much luck finding good ones for my drawings.
McMaster-Carr provides free, detailed 3d models for all of their PVC components. Not sure about the compatibility with Sketchup, but they offer a ton of different formats.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:44 AM   #455
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Excellent info, thanks guys!
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #456
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Woah, beautiful tank.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #457
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Have you gone reef yet rbarn?
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #458
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BTW, there is a free Sketchup extension for plumbing fittings!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #459
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Are you still procrastinating with this this??? Put some water in it already.

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #460
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Finally last page!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #461
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Have you gone reef yet rbarn?
While I fully support anybody coming over to the dark side and rbarn's build is incredibly impressive, I don't think the setup at this point would be all that great for a reef conversion without a lot of extra work. Closed loop systems on a reef aren't really optimal, and he doesn't have the space in his "pump room" to support the kind of refugium/sump he would need for that size display.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #462
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I want to know more about your rdf. How much was it? with shipping? Isnt 2000 gph overkill for your tank? Ive heard theres still maintenance of the filter. If the tumbler stops the good bacteria dries out and drowns and you will need an entire new one. Ive not read good things in my short search.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #463
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I say this in the best way possible... your crazy.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #464
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I want to know more about your rdf. How much was it? with shipping? Isnt 2000 gph overkill for your tank? Ive heard theres still maintenance of the filter. If the tumbler stops the good bacteria dries out and drowns and you will need an entire new one. Ive not read good things in my short search.
No idea what you are talking about, there is no bio media in a drum filter. The only maintenance is to check the cleaning jet nozzles every now and then to make sure they arent clogged.





I've been saving up for my drum filter(s), I will order the one for the aquarium project next week.
The koi pond turned to crap from the overloaded filter system and it already has fish in it so it has had priority.
If it would stop raining now I could finish that project.


This one is rated for 8,000gph with 60 micron screen. I will probably only be running 4,000gph through it though.
It's big, very heavy and very well built. I can tell why these things cost so much.





mud mud mud .... ugh





The new system will work like this.


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Old 10-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #465
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KC15 drum filter - 30 micron - self cleaning - 2,900gph max flow - (2x) 4" inlets and (2x) 4" outlets.







The sight glasses are plumbed into both sides of the filter. As the filter becomes clogged the water level will rise in the sight glass on the right and will eventually trip a float switch which will tell the Apex to turn on the drum rotation motor and the jet pump for the cleaning spray nozzles for a set amount of time.







Less than 2' cubed. Very compact and well built, probably weighs 50-60lbs




Built in internal overflow that is height adjustable in case the filter ever clogs and the cleaning cycle does not start.
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