Finally drilled it... I was going to put the discharge on the right side of the tank but figured I would get better circulation if I placed it in the middle; I'll put in "Y" loc-line fitting to get good circulation on both sides of the tank.
I decided to paint the back pane black to make the weir and return bulkhead more inconspicuous. It looks good but it took 4-5 coats to cover it properly.
I've decided to put the tank in my basement which is in the process of being finished, so it'll be another 6 weeks or so before I can do much with it. I want to do The dry start method on this tank so I wish I would get it started while I wait but can't move it down the stairs once started and don't want to leave it in a construction area, so I'll be waiting.
I'll be working on finishing the plumbing while I wait. I also need to decide how to inject CO2 in the sump. I already have a Mag3 which I want to use as a main pump but don't want to restrict its flow too much so I was going to experiment with a dedicated CO2 pump and needlewheel injecting CO2 mist in the sump but not sure how effective that will be. My sump is also fairly small so I'd like the second pump to be small, but I haven't been able to find a small pump with a needlewheel so I may have to go DIY on that. I am also windering if I'll end up needing a reactor for better diffusion... Anyone simply injecting CO2 mist in their sump with good results?
Bump: Not sure why pics didn't show up, here they are. Although I've rotated them they keep showing up upside down, sorry about that, I'll have to fix them later.
Last edited by PK1; 09-28-2014 at 06:51 PM.
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