Shane's tank progress

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  1. shane

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    Hi guys,
    Just a few pics to show my slow progress i have made.

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  3. shane

    shane Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Sorry for the large pics please can the moderators help tthe re-arange the pics or something.I am still deciding if I should remove the t piece from the centre of the return piping and replace it with a SCWD.I am not sure if the SCWD can handle the 6500 l/hour pump used for return.
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey about time shane ;) looking lekker.why not put some ABS sheeting on your back glass..will hide everything in the back,and also looks good
     
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    The blue lights that are visible in the last picture are going to be the moonlights.I am still undecided if 2 lights are to bright or do I only need 1.
    cheers
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i think 1 blue light will be fine as a moon light.sincing the tank is a 4ft
     
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    Sorted, hope they all there.
     
  8. shane

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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the replies and thanks Alan for arranging my pictures,looks great. as I said before I am deciding on weather to remove the T piece and replace it with a SCWD or leave it as is.Another thing I have to decide on is what to do about a siphon break, because if the power goes off then the tank will drain out to the return pipes, which are quite deep into the tank. Any ideas please help.
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    Looking AWESOME Shane! I just LOVE your plumbing work! Wish mine was like that! Maybe my next tank ;-)
     
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    judging by the number of elbows and outlets,im sure the SCWD will beable to handle it
     
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    Thanks guys,
    Hey jacquesb I suppose this is what happens when you take a looong time to setup a tank,trust me I would rather have water in the tank than nice looking plumbing. Thanks for the compliment.Does anyone know what the maw flow the SCWD can handle and what to do about a siphon break.I dont what the tank to drain if eskom decides to load shed us again.My last system I had a 6 mm air line tube glued into the last elbow and it would drain water into the tank while the return pump ran but would suck air in when power went off.
    Cheers
     
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    just drill a small hole near the water surface. when the water syphons out the pipe will suck air and brake the force
     
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