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Old 10-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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So I just finished siliconing my sump. Got the glass cut yesterday and they cut it a hair to wide so I angled them a bit. No a big deal I don't believe. All the baffle high measurements are spot on. I'm still thinking of drilling the sump too for the intake. I ordered 2 bulkheads invade I do decide too. Here is a pic of it. Tell me how I did and what I did wrong! Lol

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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Looks pretty good.

What is the flow direction? Is the far right your return section? If so you will have to keep the water level kind of low in that section to allow for water to back-flush when your pump is off.

Here is a pic of my sump. Mine is a 20long so a little different but you get the idea




Here is a pic of it running with water in it
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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Water goes in on the right and goes out on the left. The bubble trap is right before the return pump. I'd like to have a 20! Bur the 10 was Laying around and fits nicely under my 35 hex flat back.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #14
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Now I need some plumbing plans. The drain pipe will be 1" PVC and the return pipe will be 3/4" PVC. I know I need a ball valve and check valve on the return. What else do I need? I'm gonna make a stand pipe with elbows for the drain pipe.
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Here's my plans so far. Any suggestions???

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I water tested the sump today. None of the baffles leaked! ....now if the rest of it goes this smoothly.
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Now I need some plumbing plans. The drain pipe will be 1" PVC and the return pipe will be 3/4" PVC. I know I need a ball valve and check valve on the return. What else do I need? I'm gonna make a stand pipe with elbows for the drain pipe.
I wouldn't count on the check valve, all it takes is one little piece of debris or a little build up in the return line and that check valve will fail and it's more likely to do so slow and sneaky so that it's harder to check for
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #18
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So what should I do? Just make a hang over return to the tank instead of drilling it?
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I'm sorry for asking this dumb question but what is a bubble trap
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Its a trap for the water to flow through to get rid of the micro bubbles so they don't get into your display tank. Its the 3 pieces of glad close together on my pics above.
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