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Old 08-13-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Let the plumbing begin...

Whelp, this will be the 1st time I'm plumbing my SW tank. Hopefully, this will come off without a hitch 😉Click image for larger version

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Wow-looks like some gear there. How are you intending to do the plumbing? I admire people who do it as it always worries me
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I keep saying I'm going to hard plumb mine but it's still hoses every where ,
that's over two years ago , don't forget to dry fit all the plumbing before gluing ,
this would help double check how things fit , looking good
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I keep saying I'm going to hard plumb mine but it's still hoses every where ,
that's over two years ago , don't forget to dry fit all the plumbing before gluing ,
this would help double check how things fit , looking good

Thanks!! Yeah a friend of mine also suggested that in addition to dry fitting it, that I also mark the pieces with a sharpie so I know EXACTLY how they go back together for optimal effect.


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Wow-looks like some gear there. How are you intending to do the plumbing? I admire people who do it as it always worries me

Yeah this will be a 1st for me. When I took over my buddies 125 he had already plumbed it, etc.

So I spent sometime researching the sump build and a bit of time researching flow, etc. I've decided to go with a couple of 45s to reduce the slowing of the water 😉 coming back into the tank.

It'll be a single overflow box on the left with flexible hose. And the 1" pipe on a single return on the right.


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Keep us updated! Looking forward to learning how you're going to set it up!


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Real life has kept me a bit preoccupied, but I did get to run the main line tonight. I'm hoping I'll be finished tomorrow and filling the tank tomorrow night!!Click image for larger version

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I've got one more connection to make and I'll be switching tanks over tomorrow in the am. (Provided my plumbing doesn't leak &#128514 here are a couple of pics...
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Looking nice, see you have a helper in the third pic . The water leaking would be my worse nightmare. Seen a few in-line co2 diffusers do that locally.
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Looking nice, see you have a helper in the third pic . The water leaking would be my worse nightmare. Seen a few in-line co2 diffusers do that locally.

Can never have to many helpers 😉


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