Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #131
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,325
Lockline

Hey Paul how did you attache the lockline return to your bulkhead?
__________________

__________________
Bdonaldson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 10:34 PM   #132
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
Hey Paul how did you attache the lockline return to your bulkhead?
My bulkhead was threaded on the inside. I just screwed it in. If yours isn't threaded you could get a pvc coupling that slips in and coverts to threads. Not sure if they make a slip in lockline or not but you could check that out maybe as well.
__________________

__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #133
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffaquarius View Post
The gate vale at the drain is not necessary if your sump can hold the volume of water when the pump stops. If not, you will have flooding during a brown out.
The only purpose of the gate valve only on the main drain is to adjust the water level in the overflow box. It is a necessity on the 'herbie method' to make a silent and fail-proof system. It serves no purpose for keeping water from draining into the sump. The George Fischer Y-check takes care of that, even though the sump should hold the remaining water from the return line if the water was to shut off and the Y-check was to fail. I have never known a Fischer Y-check to fail though I'm sure its possible.
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 10:48 PM   #134
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
If the purpose is to have a silent overflow, the only thing you need is bore a hole on top of the strainer and insert a rigid plastic tubing about 8" long. It acts as a breather and let the air pass through. Flooding can be prevented by an ATO controlling the return pump and with non-mechanical sensor at the display tank.
__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 11:03 PM   #135
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffaquarius View Post
If the purpose is to have a silent overflow, the only thing you need is bore a hole on top of the strainer and insert a rigid plastic tubing about 8" long. It acts as a breather and let the air pass through. Flooding can be prevented by an ATO controlling the return pump and with non-mechanical sensor at the main tank.
Yes there are several methods however the 'herbie method' incorporates a full syphon with absolutely no air in the line whatsoever with a secondary or emergency drain in the main gets obstructed by anything. Very great setup. I've use it on my current tank and will being doing the same when I upgrade.
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 11:46 PM   #136
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul87 View Post
My bulkhead was threaded on the inside. I just screwed it in. If yours isn't threaded you could get a pvc coupling that slips in and coverts to threads. Not sure if they make a slip in lockline or not but you could check that out maybe as well.
OK thanks I will check on that.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
Bdonaldson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2014, 09:12 AM   #137
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,325
Ordered the pieces I need to get my return loc line connected to my bulk head. I will start mixing my rodi water and salt tomorrow night so it will be ready to go in the tank when I am done. I will test the tank for leaks as soon as I get my loc line in place.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
Bdonaldson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #138
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paul87's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdonaldson View Post
Ordered the pieces I need to get my return loc line connected to my bulk head. I will start mixing my rodi water and salt tomorrow night so it will be ready to go in the tank when I am done. I will test the tank for leaks as soon as I get my loc line in place.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
Bet you cant wait to get this thing wet!
__________________

paul87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 11:24 AM   #139
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,325
You know it. Lol. I am hoping my pieces come in today.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
Bdonaldson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2014, 10:53 AM   #140
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bdonaldson's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: White Plains, Maryland
Posts: 2,325
The parts came in so now I can connect my loc line to the bulk head. I will do that when I get home today. Looks like I will get to fill my tank this weekend. So excited!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
Bdonaldson is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
40 gallon, gallon, setup, transfer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
combining adult and young discus fishes and fish transfer.. laoski Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-14-2012 06:55 PM
Tank Upgrading and Transfer of Existing DT Rock and Livestock tlkng1 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 11-05-2011 09:24 AM
saltwater tank setup (going bigger need to transfer) caseydavis Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 09-04-2010 10:50 PM
new tank setup and transfer questions kaz Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 9 04-17-2006 08:08 PM
Transfer of 10 gallon to established 30 gallon Joshsmit56001 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 10-08-2005 07:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.