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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:44 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

It seems to be OK from what I see on the net. I wish I googled before I panicked and threw a blob of silicone on top of if
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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:44 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

I'm not sure what you're building... wasn't it just a stock tank, sealed drain, tank wrapped in a waterproof liner with a wooden stand and frame?
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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:10 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Plumbers putty is only used to seal a drain to a sink or to seal a faucet to a sink etc. It can be toxic. If it isn't toxic it will be OK but I'm not sure how you used it? I would look for the 1" to 1 1/4" fitting on line. You can also find 1" hose on line.
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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:06 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Almost done. Video and pics soon.

I didn't seal the drain, I hooked up a hose with a valve to it so I can drain it in the tub. And I used putty to seal the bulkhead and all the connections to the drain

What am I building? Lol this turned into this huge freakibg thing.


Question about a filter. How many inches can there be from the top of the tank to the water line? Is 20 OK? Or should I make it less?
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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:18 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Here, enjoy lol
Not totally done but 99%
http://youtu.be/p5nUEYie43Y
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:16 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Kansasslider wrote:Plumbers putty is only used to seal a drain to a sink or to seal a faucet to a sink etc. It can be toxic. If it isn't toxic it will be OK but I'm not sure how you used it? I would look for the 1" to 1 1/4" fitting on line. You can also find 1" hose on line.



I found the connect. Lol turns out there was a nipple in the box that converts to a garden hose connector

The putty I used says it can be used for potable water and people online say this putty is OK for tanks. Even the ones with fish. Will see
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:53 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Is the wall with a window a load bearing wall?
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:58 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Another question. The 100 gallon stock tank, 100 gallons is when it's filled to the rim or...?

Still stuck on the safety of filling it with water. With my estimation, the entire thing weighs about 2 tons
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:23 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

I've hears that when the connections are plastic to plastic, then you use some plumber's tape. A wall with a window should be load bearing. Filled to the top should be 100 gallons. 1 gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds, so you should be OK.
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:20 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Thank you very much. One last problem. There should be no more (per fluval instructions) than 7 inches from the top of the tank to water level. I have about 15. What can happen?

My entire setup (with wood and all) is about 2 tons. So I'm a little worried
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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:39 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

2 tons is over 4,000 pounds, so that I would be worried about. A filled stock tank would probably be around 900 pounds (also no one usually fills it all the way to the top).

I'm no sure I understand the instructions. Could that be illustrated?
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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:51 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

I'm sorry, Lolol 2000 lbs. I'm from Russia. 1000=ton. Just kilograms, not lbs.

So yeah, almost 2000
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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:52 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Here's the page from fluval. The water level should never be 7 inches below your rim. Mine is about 15 inches from the rim.

It's already hooked up, just wondering what the possible problems are
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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:22 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

OK, it should still work but will probably add a little strain to the filter.
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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:50 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Yeah it's been working so far. I guess I'm wondering how this will affect the filter. Like will it break sooner or what?

Thank you for all your help))))) and kansasslider as well)))))
This has been a crazy project but it was interesting. Learned about building codes and joists and stuff in the process.

What I learned is that you really don't know for sure whether you're OK or not. You can calculate until you turn blue but let's say there's water damage under your floor (and our radiators leak constantly) and them nothing else matters. It's all luck. I'm hoping I get lucky.
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