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Old 02-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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Here's one side of my tank drains and returns
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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Here's one side of my tank drains and returns
Looks good, how many return pumps do you run. I thought you only need to holes?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #13
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I have a big tank lol
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #14
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I have a 135g 6ft tank and I drilled 1 1/2" holes for 1" bulkheads.

I drilled the same for the return but wish I would have went with a smaller return because its hard to find the fittings I want. So I would go with 1 1/2" holes for the drain, and 1" hole for the return.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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I have a 135g 6ft tank and I drilled 1 1/2" holes for 1" bulkheads.

I drilled the same for the return but wish I would have went with a smaller return because its hard to find the fittings I want. So I would go with 1 1/2" holes for the drain, and 1" hole for the return.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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I have decided to have a 55mm hole with a 40mm pipe and a 34mm hole with a 26mm pipe for the return.

A return pump of 5000lts per hour and everything should be good. Fingers crossed.
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Put a valve so you can control the flow of the return. I put one on for each of mine, I have four
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Put a valve so you can control the flow of the return. I put one on for each of mine, I have four
That's a good idea thanks, I will definitely do that.
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You mite need a check valve. Depending how deep the return are. Gravity suction might over flow the sump. No one needs a flood.
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You mite need a check valve. Depending how deep the return are. Gravity suction might over flow the sump. No one needs a flood.
What is a heck valve? Lol I'm new to all this sump stuff.
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