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Old 01-07-2015, 04:57 PM   #11
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No. Once this is glued in, you won't be able to unscrew it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:51 PM   #12
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Should I put a gate valve on my return? I am planning on using a eheim 3000 so I will be able to adjust flow and feel the max push out for the pump is perfect accounting for head loss.


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Old 01-10-2015, 09:45 AM   #13
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The pump has it's own valve on it. You don't need a second valve. Did you drill this tank or use a HOB overflow?
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:22 AM   #14
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I am drilling. I have the hole saws just waiting for a drill guide to come in and give me some assistance. Just built the stand tonight. Technically the framing and am debating on using T11 plywood but for me it kind of gives off a cheap look so looking at oak or pine for the outside of the stand and doors. Hopefully will have drilled and plumbed by next weekend. Thinking of starting a build thread for a newbie like me to look back on.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM   #15
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Yes, do a build thread! Why would you not? BTW, use finished plywood. It's a little more money, but way nicer than T11. As for your return pump gph, you only need enough gph going through the sump to feed whatever you have in there. In other words, if you have a skimmer with a 600 gph pump on it, you need 600 gph going through the sump in order for it to be at maximum efficiency. The same goes for any reactors you may have. Since the tank is drilled, you do not have to match the overflow exactly, but just have less gph than it can handle. Depending on which overflow you use, you may want to put a little less gph through it so it quiets down.
Some people believe you need "dwell time", so that the skimmer and/or reactors have time to clean all the water in the sump before it's returned to the display, but I believe that this is hindering the performance of the skimmer. I've always fed my components what they can handle. I mean, why put a 600 gph pump on something and then recommend you only feed it half that?
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #16
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That's some good info mr x, thanks. To give you a better idea of the set up......I bought a internal overflow rated for 60 gallon tank but after I traced out my hole saws and sc80 bulkheads it is clear that overflow box is not long enough to house my 1" (emergency) and 3/4"(primary) sc80 bulkheads (herbie method). I am now getting a overflow box rated for 120 gallon tank on brs. This should house everything and give me enough room. I have an unused eshopps pk 75-100 hob skimmer but plan on getting a vertex 150. I should be able to get enough flow. I hope. Again never done a sump design.

Is there a kind of finish or primer I should use that can handle the moisture? A little worried about that. If need be I can always plug a fan in the side of the stand. Have thought about that.

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You can paint the inside of the stand with outside paint if you like. That's protection enough. You may still need to cool the system down due to the lighting and pumps in the summer months, and a fan may be a good way to do that.
Will you leave the back open? Are you implementing a refugium, and if so, will you run the light opposite the display? I would try closing most of the back of the stand if that's the case, so you aren't lighting up the room at night.
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My plan is to do the pluming first then when that's done cover the back and run the fuge light opposite to help keep ph balance and such.

Looking into what to use for a cushion under the tank. Possibly some insulator type?
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I have never used anything, but people suggest a piece of foam insulation.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:03 PM   #20
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Mr x....if my male thread adapter to my threaded bulkhead doesn't go all the way in will the glue hold be enough to prevent leaks? Click image for larger version

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Also on one of my bulkheads, the side in the aquarium has a slip to plug in a elbow. I have a 90 degree with on side with a spigot so it could slide in. This piece fits in and has a slight wiggle, who knows maybe 1/32 but it can slide around with ease. This is my emergency flow. Will glue help or do I need s new elbow?Click image for larger version

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Opposite problem with my primary drain. The spigot side won't even get in. Should I sand it down? Are some pieces never exact making this happen? Figured there molds and accurate
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