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Old 07-22-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hi All,

So Iím setting up a second tank in my basement

I wanted to go huge but the boss said no tanks on the carpeted floor, so the negotiated result is having the tank in my basement storage room and Iíll be cutting a hole in the wall to be able to view from the basement tv room

I picked up another 120 yesterday with a 60 gallon sump and plumbing

I will post pics later this week but Iím super excited

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Unless you plan on "sealing" the base plate of the wall and "curbing" the door entrance, water will make its way out to the main area .

Not to rain on your parade but spend the time in "isolating" the storage room from the living areas and if there is no floor drain, a min 4"curb at the door and 4" water proof material up the wall and the base of the wall/floor interface sealed with silicone caulking.

'Cause $hit happens and you gotta keep The Boss happy and circumvent issues down the road
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My storage room has a floor drain in it and my basement is all sitting on DeltaFL subfloor so any ďspillageĒ wouldnít get into the plywood flooring or carpet

Iím also going to be making my water in the same place so no more lugging buckets in from the garage lol


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Excellent!

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Excited to see what you have going on. Hopefully moves quicker than my in wall build.
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So hit my first snag

The stand that i came with my tank was way too tall for where I wanted to put the tank and so I built my own, but I didnít factor in the sump that came with it going underneath (36x18) and where I feel I need to put the center supports doesnít give it the width....I only have 13Ē of space

So now Iím on the lookout for a 30x12 or longer sump

No one ever said this would go smoothly lol


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And the wife has killed the dream

No in wall tank

She has agreed to put it in the living room though

So Iím now on the lookout for a 60x18 stand if anyone has one

Preferably wood and in good shape

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And the wife has killed the dream
Better the dream than you :-)
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I hear ya with the wife killing the dream...we were against having kids but somehow we ended up with 2.

When all the renos were done and got set to build the 500gal, she wanted out first. When the dust settles, is shifted to a basement build. Then she wanted a second. When that dust settled, the place that the system will be would be the playroom...then I sold off all my gear and got into wet shaving, then packed it all in and moved to Calgary ��

Funny how life throws a wrench in the works ROLMFAO
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you've described my life....we have 3 kids and basically I need to make sure they're all happy before I can do what I want...such is life I guess.
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