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Old 08-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
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Following along cause I wanna do my own one day
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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Sorry my phone auto corrected my text. It's pvc pipes. Lol
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #14
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Thanks 22engine. Im doing this 40 now. It's my first time building everything myself. After I get the 40 done im going to be setting up a 90 gallon.
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Plumbing for a sump setup is pretty easy, but some more information is needed first. Will you be using a drilled tank or a HOB overflow? In terms of plumbing, I used 1 inch PVC as it is what matched my CPR HOB overflow (which I would recommend if you are going the HOB route). The piping coming from your return pump will vary depending on the pump.
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Plumbing for a sump setup is pretty easy, but some more information is needed first. Will you be using a drilled tank or a HOB overflow? In terms of plumbing, I used 1 inch PVC as it is what matched my CPR HOB overflow (which I would recommend if you are going the HOB route). The piping coming from your return pump will vary depending on the pump.
+1 plumbing really isn't to difficult pretty much just get from A to B with the shortest distance and least bends lol
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #17
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Im actually drilling the tank myself. I am ordering my overflows from glass holes and with that comes the drill bit I will use to drill. The overflow is 1.5 inch pvc. But where im confused is getting the pvc to fit the return pump. As well as to fit a phosban reactor and uv sterilizer. Do they make pvc smaller then 1/2 inch. Which is the smallest I saw at home depot.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
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1/2" is the smallest. However, adapters and fittings can make anything fit.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #19
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Also consider running soft line wherever you can for easier removal of pumps and stuff
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #20
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Yea there were so many adapters I was just lost. I might just take the pump with me and see if someone at home depot could help me find the right adapter. I was planning on using a series of ball valves and pvc quick disconnects to help with an maintenance I have to perform on my pumps. I like the pvc because I think it gives it more of a professional look then flex tubing.
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