Originally Posted by huma-huma
i know some of this was already stated but its easier if i started from 0
the two holes drilled into the bottom of the tank inside the overflow, the 1" hole is for the drain, the 3/4" is for the return line, same goes with the 2 white pvc
pipes, there should be plastic lug nut/bolt combos for each hole, to secure the piping and prevent leaks, id recommend using sealant on the rubber gaskets to insure water tight seal, the grayish vacuum hose looking pipes, use 1 to secure to 1" assembly on bottom of tank, and run to the first chamber with skimmer, watershould flow into that chamber, then overflow through the bioballs and continue on its way, then run 1-3/4" return line back to the 3/4 assembly in bottom of overflow. again im sorry if some of this was a bit obvious but my brain works better if just going through the whole thing at once.
You explained it like a kindergarden teacher which is what I needed. LOL Thank you.
Should I just run one input into the sump then or should I split them like the picture above?
And yes, I'm gathering the sump was meant for an overflow box as the directions for it make sense for that.
Also, if I only run one input wont I need to turn down the return pump, ie: ballvalve since a mag 9.5 will be too much return pump for just one intake?
Should the tank have an extra hole drilled to make it easier? Or will that just complicate matters?
I slept on it and I really wanna keep this tank and setup, still a little on the fence but only becasue I think I;m overwhelmed by these setup questions. You all know I only set up my first sump a few monhts ago and that one took me awhie to understand but now that I do it;s easy peezy.
keep the suggestions, thought, ideas and solutions coming. The more options I have the better chance I have of keeping it.
Thanks so much guys so far you're all making me understand it a bit more.