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Old 07-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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Thanks. How do I secure it onto te bulkhead?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #12
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You probably have pipe cemented in your existing bulkhead right? If so just cut the pipe and add a union and plumb your scrubber in there. Just make sure the slot pipe is supported because the screen gets heavy .
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #13
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How do you support it????? I have flex hose so it's not cemented...... How would I attach PVC? Do you know?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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I'm using the top frame and cross brace to support mine . That's how I designed it . I'm sure there is something in home depot you can find to adapt the flex hose to PVC but I'm not sure. I used PVC cement on all my plumbing. Put a few pics of your setup and plumbing so I can see what your working with.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #15
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If I adapted the flex hose to the PVC it wouldn't have any support and would just fall...... I guess I have to see what size my bulkhead is and then get PVC to fit it? I don't want to screw anything up if I do this.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #16
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Is it just as effective with a pump? I would rather do that so I don't mess anything up lol. would I do that the same way just use a pump? How strong should the pump be and how big a screen?
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It's just as effective with a pump . If you want to do it that way get an adjustable pump and read the algae scrubber basics thread in the DIY section . It will tell you how to figure the gph and screen size. Still will need some support bracing to hold it up. You can use the top of the tank or PVC to make the support I stumbled on a few pics of a standup pump design online.Also make sure you can get lights on both sides of the screen about 4-6 inches away. So if you have a 10by10 screen you need 2 10 inch reflectors with 2 3200 k cfl ( I think you said that's the lighting you are planning) one on each side of course . Just take some time to look at your sump make sure you have the room .
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #18
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How strong should the pump be?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #19
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35 gph per inch of width....... So a 450-500 gph pump should be good for a 10 inch screen after head loss. Right?
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Sounds about right . I would look at the marineland adjustable pumps . There is a model that is 300- 700gph . That would be perfect
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