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Old 11-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #361
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Don't elbows restrict the max GPH from the pump?? I know I'm gonna have to have some T's but should I use as little of elbows as possible?
Yes one 90* piece equals the same head loss as one vertical foot.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #362
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It does. If you want the maximum output possible either use rounded elbows, two 45s, or go with flex hose. I never worry about flow loss for a tank when the sump is in the stand. It's so close anyway. Most of my flow issues were do to having to much flow through the sump surprisingly.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #363
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It does. If you want the maximum output possible either use rounded elbows, two 45s, or go with flex hose. I never worry about flow loss for a tank when the sump is in the stand. It's so close anyway. Most of my flow issues were do to having to much flow through the sump surprisingly.
Ahh gotcha. Well thank you guys! Been a big help! I'll hopefully have the plumbing on this thing done sometime this week, waiting on my friend to gimme a hand lol
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:02 AM   #364
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Are 4 elbows plus a "T" too much?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #365
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Not at all. You may even be able to get softer "rounded" elbows from BRS. If you do it well you'll never regret it. You should be able to find a few helpful YouTube videos to give you an insightful reference on the right way handle it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #366
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well heres everything i got today
(5) 3/4" 90deg elbows
(2) 3/4" 45deg elbows
(1) 3/4" Tee
(2) 3/4" Ball Valves
(1) 1" 45deg elbow
(2) 1" plugs for the other 2 bulkheads that im gonna eliminate
(1) 3/4" thread->slip for back of bulkhead
-15 ft of 3/4" PVC pipe(better to have more than not enough lol
(2) different types of PVC Cement(1 is regular kind, other is called Rain-R-Shine)
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #367
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oh and i did my first leak test on my sump today... good and not good haha leak tested the skimmer chamber, held water, poured water into the first bubble trap baffle and leaked into the return chamber and the fuge chamber :/ so i siliconed the crap outta the walls again and will try again tomorrow
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #368
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Sounds like your nearly ready to get some water running though it
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #369
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Sounds like your nearly ready to get some water running though it
oh trust me, i cant friggin wait to put water in it! lol but im still not close to doing that, i was gonna get most of the plumbing done tonight but i took a chunk outta my knuckle on one of the glass baffles and it wont stop bleeding lol oh and i still need to get a RO/DI unit lol
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #370
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I haven't glued anything together but how does it look so far? This is pretty much what I was thinking for the return. 2 ball valves to control flow

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