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Old 10-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #381
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Carey How thick is the glass? I have a wp40 on 15mm. (9/16in.) thick glass with no problems
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:09 AM   #382
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I think the glass is at least 1/2 inch thick, it kinda has a green hue to the glass, no starfire here lol.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:32 AM   #383
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I have the tank full and the plumbing is all up and running. BUT I have almost no flow coming out back into the tank. :-( I;ve attached pictures of my plumbing. The return pump is split at a tee and one tube goes to each side respectively. Is the pump not strong enough or do I have another issue? ALso, here is a picture of the overflow, should the water be higher than that hole you see?

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:38 AM   #384
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I'm no expert but I would think you should T off straight from the pump or go with a larger ID tube before the T. That 1.5'-2' initial part before the T is your limiting factor.

That hole you mentioned is your siphon break? If so you want it above the surface of the water while the return pump is turned off and at or below the water line when it is running.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:58 AM   #385
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please please ditch that t-split. next trip to the hardware store, see if you can find a "sweep" instead of a t. if you can eliminate all 90 degree bends, youll get a decent amount more flow from the same pump. heck I replaced the 90 bend going into my bulkhead with 2 45's and I noticed a bump in flow. as for the durso drain hole.. id say it shouldn't really matter. there should be a syphon hole on top of the pipe anyways.
just a thought, but being as to how theres dual overflows, why not run one side full syphon and submerge the outflowing pipe underwater in the sump? that would effectively eliminate all sound from one overflow and should make the overall tank quieter.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:00 AM   #386
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What do you mean by sweep instead of the t? lol

Its running really really quiet already. No issue there, at least yet lol
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #388
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One other thing is you should put a ball valve after the t on the line going back to the sump then you can regulate how much is diverted from going back to the tank. The way you have it now half of the water is going back to the sump. You really should be able to send all of the output up to the DT. Once you increase the flow back to the DT the water level will rise.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #389
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I was thinking the same...why have half of the water going back to the sump? If it were all going back, I would imagine you'd see much more pressure.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:28 AM   #390
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I have a similar setup with a mag 18. Only difference I have is that the tubing connects directly to the pump. The flow is strong, causing deep ripples to reach the front of the tank.
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