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Old 02/09/2018, 09:59 PM   #1801
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These cover my ATO and semi-auto water change apparatus. The lower 15 gallon drum is for SW while the upper is the RO drum attached to the ATO float valve and gate valves to fill the lower drum. The upper drum is filled automatically by the RO filter attached to an RO filter float valve. Once SW is mixed, I have matching pumps and the valves are sent to remove old water from the overflow directly to the kitchen sink and add new water to the sump from the SW drum. The whole process takes about 15 miuntes. I have also recently added (not pictured) a secondary valve off the new SW sump fill line to be able to easily get water for my QT when needed.





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Old 02/13/2018, 08:48 PM   #1802
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Here is my new 150 gallons total volume mixing stations with bucket outlet and direct hose connection to fill without bucket




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Old 02/17/2018, 07:35 AM   #1803
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Can't really get a good pic because of the limited space in my shed.

Simple design that works



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Old 02/28/2018, 07:38 PM   #1804
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I just finished mine this past weekend. Next step is a leak test. I also have to paint the riser ply under each tank.


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Old 02/28/2018, 07:40 PM   #1805
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I just finished mine this past weekend. Next step is a leak test. I also have to paint the riser ply under each tank.


No outlet for direct filling with the pump and a hose ?


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Old 03/01/2018, 05:55 AM   #1806
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Are you asking about filling the tanks or filling a bucket? Tank on the left (RO) will be filled via 1/4” tubing that I have to rig up. Buckets can be filled using the spigots in the front, gravity fed, choice of RO or saltwater.


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Old 03/01/2018, 06:17 AM   #1807
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Are you asking about filling the tanks or filling a bucket? Tank on the left (RO) will be filled via 1/4Ē tubing that I have to rig up. Buckets can be filled using the spigots in the front, gravity fed, choice of RO or saltwater.


Yes so youíll still be carrying bucket in the house, instead of using a outlet 3/4 and plug in a hose to fill your tank


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Old 03/01/2018, 09:09 PM   #1808
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So I am planning my mixing station build. I will be using 2 65gallon Norwesco tanks. I have a brand new reefflo dart pump I’m hoping to use to move the water between tanks and mix the salt water. My question is will that pump be to much flow. I have had it sitting storage and don’t feel like buying a smaller pump if I don’t have to


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Old 03/01/2018, 09:13 PM   #1809
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So I am planning my mixing station build. I will be using 2 65gallon Norwesco tanks. I have a brand new reefflo dart pump Iím hoping to use to move the water between tanks and mix the salt water. My question is will that pump be to much flow. I have had it sitting storage and donít feel like buying a smaller pump if I donít have to


Its never too much flow to mix water and salt you can alway add a fflow valve


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Old 03/02/2018, 03:43 AM   #1810
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So I am planning my mixing station build. I will be using 2 65gallon Norwesco tanks. I have a brand new reefflo dart pump Iím hoping to use to move the water between tanks and mix the salt water. My question is will that pump be to much flow.
Hahahhahaha, yes a bit of overkill. Since its not running 24/7 it will work. Might be noisy with that much water movement. Keeping the return pipe ends under water will help. Fastest water changer award.


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Old 03/17/2018, 08:09 PM   #1811
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I just finished mine this past weekend. Next step is a leak test. I also have to paint the riser ply under each tank.
Are those 40 gallons containers? Just got my delivered today after 2 months waitting


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Old 03/18/2018, 12:54 PM   #1812
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Some nice stations. Tagging along for this.


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Old 03/21/2018, 07:06 PM   #1813
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I just commissioned my automatic water changing system this morning. So far so good. It was a ton of work, but worth it.

There's a picture of my saltwater mixing station a few posts up.


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Old 03/21/2018, 08:43 PM   #1814
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I'm still building my new saltwater mixing station. I purchased two 65G tanks from Norwesco. I wanted to keep them off the ground by at least 8" since this is in my basement and there's always the potential to get a few inches of water if the sump or electric fails. I needed something that would easily hold well over 1100 pounds based on the fact that 130gals weighs that much. After some intensive googling, I ran across something called a "dunnage rack". They are used by restaurants to stack heavy bulk items (such as large bags of flour) off the floor. This is the one I bought: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/adv...09DUN2460.html

If anyone is looking to buy a rack instead of making one from wood, you should consider dunnage racks.
Great idea! Based on this post I just got one today from Amazon - plastic. My 2 water containers fit perfectly on it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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