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Old 02-09-2004, 08:56 AM   #1
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My tank is in Labor

Well our 75 gal tank is finally in labor and soon to give birth to a hopefully a thriving environment for the little fishies. Just ordered a whole lot of stuff from captivereefs (Light, pumps, PH, heaters, etc). I'm really looking forward to putting it all together and adding water.
So the question of my day is do you have any tips, suggestions, advice on plumbing the parts? Here is a list of the pieces of my puzzle:

19 gal sump
aqua c Urchin skimmer
4 maxi jet 1200's
mag 7 pump
all from captivereefs.com
and 1 slimline overflow from lifereef.com

Still need to get the plumbing parts from HD, but I would like to get some ball valve shut offs to gate back the return flow. Also thinking of using a wye to split the return flow across the back of the tank to get some varied water movement.

So what ya'll think? Pick away it's the best way to learn

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Old 02-09-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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check out www.savko.com they have everything pretty cheap. HD has some parts but not all. for example they have gate valves but they are copper.



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Old 02-09-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
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Lowes here has one way valves but they are spring loaded. No good since we in saltwater need no metal parts.

www.marinedepot.com has lots of plumbing parts aswell and they do have one way gate/flapper valves that dont have any metalic parts. I like their valves cause they are clear so you can see them working/failing.
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