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Old 06-16-2005, 05:24 PM   #11
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Brenden nailed it on the head! A closed loop is what your going to be creating. You could also put a sqwd on your outputs to make a more natural water movement. Where the water will be entering the pump you will need to put a "T" on top to prime the pump.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #12
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Here's something else you might want to look at:

http://www.melevsreef.com/closedloop.html
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:30 PM   #13
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closed loop

corrected. I knew but forgot to include it in my drawing frenzy.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:53 AM   #14
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Brenden, that's exactly what i mean. thanx..
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:59 AM   #15
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One more thing, I am running a UV sterilizer with my closed loop and i have ball valves on the RETURN of the pump and before the IN of my UV for maintenance purposes. This way when you close the valves, you trap the water in the lines and when you're ready to go again, you don't have to prime it cuz the water is still there... Hope that made sense, i'm still not fully awake yet..
ps. there is no better store than Home Depot, especially the pvc section...
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:17 PM   #16
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I've never ran a closed loop but I've been reading up on them. I believe I've read where on a closed loop there is no head loss. Does this sound accurate?

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Old 06-17-2005, 10:37 PM   #17
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hrm.. the system works perfect.. but the pump I purchased (from home depot as an aquarium / pond pump, since I get a nice discount) is way too loud..

so a mag7 is on the way

here is my finished product:
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:32 AM   #18
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good job.
here comes the but; but where is the hole for priming it? i made the same mistake by forgetting about it as well, so i had to fill the system with as much water as i could to get the thing working....
also, you'll have to use some kind of screen cover for the intake so no fish get sucked up into it.
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:52 AM   #19
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looks great!
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:58 AM   #20
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well its a self priming pump. primed pretty quick too
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