Gav's Aqua Oak

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Reply #30

No sc250 is for ABS pipe and fittings and shouldn't really be used on PVC or PVC U , it's pipe centres 'jet' brand of upvc glue I have for sticking it all together

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Reply #31

I can't really comment on that brand, never seen anyone use it but a lot of people use FloPlast.

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Reply #32

It's wolseleys (plumb centre , pipe centre , drain centre etc ) own brand , floplast is probably the most common brand sold everywhere . I'm not too fussed on the timescale of things and it does set in 24hrs so I can run system on RO for a few weeks just to flush everything through and check all my overflows work fine , before draining it all down for a further clean and fill again for salt water .
@Asco1104  are you planning to go bigger soon ?

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Reply #33

It's in the planning stages :)
The cube is good but knowing what I know now there's a few things I would do differently.

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Reply #34

@Asco1104 look forward to seeing what's to come

Today I started fitting out the sump area

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Reply #35

And today I've added my weir 😀
I'm hoping to get the drilling done tomorrow , and get my pipework all finished off , I've just cut and fitted everything dry at the moment , make sure everything is going to fit right before gluing . Think it's gonna be quite tight down in the sump cupboard .

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Reply #36

So this morning I've set about drilling my tank , the distance to the centre of the hole down from the top of the tank is 120 mm and the two holes I have drilled are 110mm appart , (55mm from centre of tank left and right).
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Reply #37

smooth!  :grin:

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Reply #38

I see now you have gone for a horizontal weir instead of a vertical one.
Drilling it isn't as scary as you think is it :)

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Reply #39

Thanks guys , @Asco1104  Drilling went pretty well , it's just one of those things that doesn't seem right lol , yeah ive gone for a horizontal weir at high level to take up less floor space , the width is the only down side to this tank , I do miss my 2ft wide tanks .
I've got everything back in place now , pipework all glued and everything just about ready for a fill , I need to pick up a foot of 1" hose for my return pump and give the system a good clean out .

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Reply #40

Try and get the green stuff rather than the blacked ribbed stuff, the black causes vibration and goes brittle over time.

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Reply #41

Yeah will try and maybe even get some silicone hose if possible , something nice and soft to keep vibrations down , here's some quick pics of finished pipework and tank , will be tidying up the weir box with another bit of the backing thats already on tank .

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Reply #42

What I've ended up with is 2ft of linear toothless weir , all plumbing is in 1"1/4 upvc , and used the Herbie method  to plumb pipe work to weir , from sump back up I've come off the pump in inch and split in an 1/1/4 tee to 2 x 3/4" connections , one runs up through the UV and returns to the filter sock and the other returns to the tank via 3/4" flexible off my previous installed fx6 external , in my sump so far I've a 4" filter sock , skimmer , heater and hope to add a couple of small reactors to the first chamber , and my return  pump in the second chamber . The UV is installed to the roof of the cupboard and is regulated by a valve on the return before it drops back into the sock . 😀 .

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Reply #43

Excellent glasswork and silicone. That's very nice and neat.

I don't understand the elbow pointing downwards though, doesn't that just initiate a siphon and instantly empty the weir, choke and start again? Kind of like one of those nodding birds in a glass of water?
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Reply #44

@Mike , thanks I was quite pleased with how the silicone went , yes it is to initiate a syphon , I have a valve on that leg so I can regulate the flow to match my return pump , it is only my emergency overflow that is unregulated .

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