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Did a little plumbing yesterday.. got the return done. 1.5" hard plumbed to a ture union check valve, stepped up to a 2" ball valve, 1.5" up through the floor, 1.5" Y to dual 1" lines to each overflow using soft line. Also added a manifold for the future with two 1" ball valves. 

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Freshwater test underway.. So far so good, no leaks and everything is working as expected.  That jebao 20000 is an absolute monster.. I have it at 50% and there is still more flow as my old tank. At full power its literally spraying water out of my return nozzles.   My only concern is the height of my drain pipe. Should I be concerned? This is how it came in the overflow kit.  I killed the power and still have tons of room in my mammoth sump. I love having the sump in the basement so much cleaner looking and easy access to all equipment. 

 

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This looks great, very clean and room to access.  Off topic question but was wondering about the stud orientation behind the tank, do you know why they are like that?  I see the beam, cbut have never seen it done that way.  So with the successful FW  test when is the next step?

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50 minutes ago, Muttley000 said:

This looks great, very clean and room to access.  Off topic question but was wondering about the stud orientation behind the tank, do you know why they are like that?  I see the beam, cbut have never seen it done that way.  So with the successful FW  test when is the next step?

We basically built "C" channels out of studs. A little overkill but my bro in law has been In Construction his whole life helped me out on this. We could have used 2x6 but we had a bunch of extra studs so we did it this way. 

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Next I'll drain the display and add sand and saltwater. Throw in some prime to remove the chlorine because I just used tap water for testing. I'm going to use Dr Tim's to cycle, I've used it on the past and had great luck with it. 

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