Yes, overdue - I've been working on it all weekend, so here's where we are.
First on the CL
, rather than cut everything up and replumb with 1", I decided to try a bigger pump. Mag12 ordered from F&S and was delivered in 2 days. I'm happy with this. The CL
is currently disassembled as I've been working on the main plumbing.
Which is pieced up mostly now.
First, and overall shot (Don't mind the completely trashed garage please)
The tank. You can see the plumbing for the CL
isn't hooked up to anything. You can see how the HOB
overflow was plumbed, and the return.
Back side - overflow and the return
This is a (crappy) pic of the plumbing from the back side of the stand. On the far left is the 10g fuge, where you can see the 90deg elbow which feeds the return back to the sump. The flex line is between the return pump and the rigid PVC
from the earlier shot. This just gives me some flexibility. The rest I'll detail later.
This is the fuge. 10g tank sitting long ways in the stand. The overflow line comes in from the right, and follows around the rim of the tank to the other side. Below the water line is the 90deg elbow that feeds the return back to the sump. I actually successfully drilled this 10g this afternoon - I was so proud.
Fuge from the front of the stand
Alright, finally the sump plumbing. This is from the front. All the way left is the 2 main overflows. 1 from the HOB
overflow box, and the second (closest camera) is the overflow from the fuge. In the middle is the 2d port overflow from the HOB
. This is T'd off, with ball valves on both. The lower one eventually will route over to the other 2 dumps in the sump on the left, the one headed right is en route to the fuge. I'm going to redo this section, rotate the T 90 deg to give me some more height so I can route it the way I want. Right now it's just dumping straight down.
Everything is working as expected, except the noise level in the HOB
is ridiculous. Trying to find ways to squelch it. Ideas?
Also, the return is using the Mag9.5 that I took off of the CL
using all 3/4" plumbing. It's crazy the amount of flow that's coming out of it. I mean, it's putting out more than the mag12 is on the CL
now. Insane what a few 90 elbow and fittings will do I guess. But that really blew my mind. It's powerful under the right circumstances. I may need to do something with the CL
plumbing after all.