You should look into Reeflo brand pumps. They have some pressure base pumps that might be right up your alley.oblrman;3726053; said:I think I will spend the money on a larger pump/pipes to overcome more head vs. the hastle/expense of mounting the sump on a self near the ceiling. Thanks!
Looks great! I agree with your flooring assessment too, there is a lot of solid wood down there.oblrman;3726183; said:As I am sure many veteran tank builders know a fundamental rule in building a monster tank is to be sure your floor can support it. My house was built in 1912 and is a much sounder construction than most modern homes. The beams are old growth and a 2x6 really measures 2 inches by 6 inches. None of this 1.5 x 5.5 inch stuff! Anyway, my floor supports consist of paired true 2x6 fir at 20 inch centers. The subfloor is 3/4in shiplap at a diagnal and the flooring is 3/4 in clear fir.
We are building a tank over a cold air return so you can see the supports previously mentioned:
Thanks Pharaoh. I was going to ask what brand of pump I should look into. I'll check these out.Pharaoh;3726660; said:You should look into Reeflo brand pumps. They have some pressure base pumps that might be right up your alley.
The amount of water has nothing to do with it. The height of the glass has the most bearing on the thickness needed. And framing around the glass significantly strengthens the tank and can reduce the thickness necessary, though it is not recommended for safety factors.DaveinFL;3739482; said:At least 3/4" glass from everything that I have read. The support around the glass does not effect glass thickness as much as the amount of water. From what I read, 3/4" in glass at 32" tall gives you a safety factor of 3.5, which should be more than enough for a few hits. You could risk it with 1/2" glass but why??