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Old 11-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Drain plumbing question

I'm gonna start hard plumbing my tank soon and I'm using 3/4" return and a 1" drain. My question is, when I plumb the drain do I want it to go straight down into the sump or should I add an elbow to it? It's gonna have a gate valve, a union and then the plumbing to the tank. I wonder that if I make it straight down if it'll be any louder than with a corner. Another thing is that I want it to drain as much as possible cause the return is powered by a mag 9.5 and I think im gonna have to dial that down a bit with a gate valve for a 1" drain.
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Honestly I don't think a corner would make much of a difference, aslong as the end of your drain pipe is submerged and there would be no splashing. Either way there is the possibilty of the sound of water running down the pipes. So which is better hearing the water hitting the 90 degree bend in the pip or going right to the bottom of the sump?
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I have a 90G RR and a Mag 9.5 as well.. I have my drain on a 45 angle aimed at the wall and also submerged with a filter sock on it. There are bubbles n it was splashing at first but I just put a filter sock on it and it took care of it
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Oh nice, what size drain do you have?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Oh nice, what size drain do you have?
Thanks, it's a 1" drain and 3/4" return
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Do you have to dial down the return alot?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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Do you have to dial down the return alot?
No I didn't dial it down at all.. I have 2 ball valves for my 2 returns so I just adjust the flow there
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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Ok thanks, I might add a couple of elbows then cause I don't even know if I can get the sump that far to the right for a straight pipe
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Ok thanks, I might add a couple of elbows then cause I don't even know if I can get the sump that far to the right for a straight pipe
Ahh gotcha. Well let me know how it goes and post pics if u have any questions/concerns.. I know it helped me a ton when I was plumbing my tank!
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Will do! Thanks!
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