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  1. I will have cheese dip and tortilla chips and a pony keg of Sam Adams 7619 Dartmouth Road, Indy 46260
  2. In this day and age it is mind boggling that we are still writing checks to pay for memberships. I sent a check almost two weeks ago and am still waiting for my access to all the forums. Why is it taking this long? I have friends in other clubs and they can’t believe we are living in the age of the dinosaur. Last year the address I was given was incorrect and that delayed it and this year I have no idea why.
  3. What are the colors

  4. I am of the other camp, I believe the return should have as few elbows and restrictions as possible. For every one you add the flow is reduced, depending on how much could mandate a larger pump. I try to use sweeping elbows and flexible lines as much as possible to reduce this decrease.
  5. I have paid my dues but still can't see dry good forum


  6. Still getting error that I have already purchased, same as last year
  7. No there are two return pumps. I use one to run the skimmer, chiller, calcium reactor, and the Macro-algae Reactor and one 1" return. The other one runs the UV and the other 1" return and I have the closed loop
  8. Now all I need is more coral, fish, and time. I will start adding a couple fish to my QT soon.
  9. The tank has had water in it for just under two months and this is what we came up with, please remember I am a terrible photographer. I am still playing around with the lighting and am missing one of the Radians, in for repair or replacement
  10. Bought them one at a time trying to increase contact time, should increase efficiency.
  11. Plumbing this time around went as good as it could, I was not in a hurry and I rearranged the skimmer and UV to be more accessible so things went pretty smooth. I also changed from external to internal pumps for this tank and added an additional one to help with all the auxiliary equipment. This eliminated one large manifold system that was complex to build the last time. The tank has a center overflow with all connection inside of it. The (3) two inch drain lines were dropped straight down into the sump with 1/4 turn valves to regulate flow and the (2) 1.5 inch returns were plumbed separately to ensure that if one pump failed then flow would continue between the sump and tank. The skimmer, chiller, calcium reactor, and the Macro-algae Reactor were plumbed to one of the return pumps and the UV was plumbed to the second return pump. I also learned from previous builds to use as many unions as I can, this helped to prevent bad joints. I had the back panel drilled in each corner with (2) two inches holes, one would be used for the closed loop and the other one is what I call the Oh S_ _T hole. This is for the off chance that the drains to the sump clog and would keep the tank from over filling. I will post some pictures later
  12. Had to remove the sliding glass door and in she went, thanks to all that helped
  13. Some more Pictures. It sat on the deck until the weekend when it was set in place
  14. Fast forward to the first of August, the stand is now complete and just waiting on the tank
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