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Old 04-28-2005, 05:30 PM   #11
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Great pics!! I am thinking about doing a similar procedure at my house. Was wondering specifics on your setup:

1. Drilled main tank or overflow..how many GPH??
2. Does all water go into the 75 gallon sump..then how does it get to the Refugium?
3. What size return pumps do you need for head room like that?
4. Drilled floor: how did you end up doing it?? One big hole..or 2 smaller holes?
5. How you you have the plumbing set up?



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Old 04-28-2005, 06:34 PM   #12
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and this way you wont be degrading the structural integrity of the flooring...
Vents are in the floor anyway. I doubt it would hurt structually.

The wall is a good idea too but it would involve a 90 or 45 bend and going straight down was easier

1. My tank is drilled on the bottom. Over flow is rated at 600 but I modified it a bit. Not sure what it will handle.
2. Tank drains into the 75 gal sump and the fuge sits in the sump. I have a maxijet 1200 that sits in the sump and pumps into the fuge. Then the fuge drains into the sump.
3. I am using a GenX PCX40 or Mak4 pump. 1190 gph but not at my head height. I have 10 ft ceilings in the basement and my return is almost 5ft off the floor. I lifted the sump and pump off the floor 3ft to help with head. I figure I am running 600-800 gph.
4. 2 small holes in the floor and 1 hole in the carpet.
5. sump drains to pump. 1" PVC up to the 3/4" return pipe. Drain is 1" from the tank and I switch it to 1.5" in the basement.


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