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STRIPERVIPER

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So I got my plumbing done today for the drains and returns. I went with regular white schedule 40 pvc. Three trips to Home Depot today alone and quite a few cuts and recuts. The drains are 1.5” and the returns are 3/4” from the tank manufacturer. So I had to reduce the L2 lines from 1.25” down to 3/4”. I used 3/4” George Fisher wye check valves on the returns up towards the tank. Started putting my RODI online but I need long lengths of tubing for my new configuration. Ordered 100’ from marine depot. I have a cesspool at my new house so I can’t run my waste water into it. So I will run the waste water line out of my house into the driveway for now. Considering putting in a drywell down the road. I will be ordering a 125 gallon reservoir from tank depot. Going with a horizontal configuration based on the space. If anyone has one for sale hit me up. Or knows a place locally that has them in stock I’d appreciate the reference. The store on sunrise highway is closed. I will run my ATO from my reservoir and I have the dual float switch controller from AquaFX.
 

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STRIPERVIPER

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For my chiller and uv I will be running a M2. That’s being done tomorrow. Pictures to follow. I know the M2 is overkill but It can always be turned down and if I wanted to run other things off of it I have the power to do so.
 

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Not familiar with big O pipe. But 100 gallons of water is less than half of what I would produce when I make water. My rodi makes 1 gallon for about every 4 gallons it produces in waste. I can just run it out to the street like lots of people do with their pool runoff.
 

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So I got my plumbing done today for the drains and returns. I went with regular white schedule 40 pvc. Three trips to Home Depot today alone and quite a few cuts and recuts. The drains are 1.5” and the returns are 3/4” from the tank manufacturer. So I had to reduce the L2 lines from 1.25” down to 3/4”. I used 3/4” George Fisher wye check valves on the returns up towards the tank. Started putting my RODI online but I need long lengths of tubing for my new configuration. Ordered 100’ from marine depot. I have a cesspool at my new house so I can’t run my waste water into it. So I will run the waste water line out of my house into the driveway for now. Considering putting in a drywell down the road. I will be ordering a 125 gallon reservoir from tank depot. Going with a horizontal configuration based on the space. If anyone has one for sale hit me up. Or knows a place locally that has them in stock I’d appreciate the reference. The store on sunrise highway is closed. I will run my ATO from my reservoir and I have the dual float switch controller from AquaFX.
This is just my opinion but after years of operation you are going to have to service or clean the pvc plumbing. When I set up my tank I only put union ball valves or union valves in specific areas, such as around the return pump or before the sump etc., [not thinking ahead]. 7 years later the return water flow was cut to around a quarter. I had to cut my pvc pipes at several points since it was clogged with growth over the years, see attached pic. While you are still in the planning stages you should consider that if you haven't already done so. It'll save you a headache later on.
 

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STRIPERVIPER

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So today I got my UV, chiller, and algae scrubber (Thanks Ohdanny) plumbed. (Well almost). See pictures. Then my rodi reservoir arrived. Grabbed a 125 gallon horizontal from tank depot and because one of their locations in NY had one it wasn’t crazy to ship. 250 for the tank and @$100 for shipping. But unfortunately they didn’t take into account the the port at the top into their measurements so it will not fit into my planned spot. I will call them on Monday and hopefully they will do the right thing and fix my problem. But my hopes aren’t high. I don’t know what to do if I can’t get it fixed through them. Oh and BTW the tank arrived totally filthy and unwrapped I probably wouldn’t mind if it was the measurements they had advertised but it’s just icing on the s**t sundae. I started putting water in yesterday morning directly from my rodi at 100 gallons per day by tomorrow morning I can add a box of salt and my sand and some rock to see how much more water I need. My T5 fixtures arrived and Dave at reeftrends helped me again. When I have the money I’ll be ordering 6x XR15 PRO to run in conjunction.
 

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pecan2phat

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Yes in your 2nd photo, you have the UV strapped where the hoses are pointed down. So unless there is a high flow, gravity will prevent the sterilizer chamber from totally filling with water.
 
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