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Old 02-18-2014, 05:58 PM   #51
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What are those legs...6 x 6?

Yep, 6x6
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They should hold a school bus (one on each leg )
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #53
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They should hold a school bus (one on each leg )

That's what I figured.
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Was able to find some 3/4" bulkheads .

how many return holes should I bring through the bottom?

was thinking 2 holes drilled along the centreline length wise about 18" apart then wye's to 4lengths of locline

Any ideas?
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Why are you drilling returns through the bottom? For the closed loop? Are you sure the bottom isn't tempered? They usually are.
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Why are you drilling returns through the bottom? For the closed loop? Are you sure the bottom isn't tempered? They usually are.

The tank was a custom build and I spoke with the guy that made it, so I made sure the bottom isn't tempered.

The glass is half inch thick.

Drilling through the bottom seemed like the best way to hide the return because I'll build my aqua scape to cover most of the locline so just the outlet nozzle is visible.

Also, on the back of the tank, there's only 4" of space between the overflow box and the edge of the tank on either side , so not much room to drill there.

What do you think? Going through the bottom not a great idea?
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No. If the power goes out, the return will back siphon until it sucks air....This means waking up to an empty tank. I wouldn't want to trust a check valve in a salt water application either. They do sell the ones that you can open and clean easily, without breaking down the plumbing, but how would you? While you were cleaning it, the tank would empty.
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Where do you think I should bring in the return?

Do you think one overflow pipe going to the sump would be enough, if so I could bring the return through the other one,

Any ideas?
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I would do it in one of the 4" side areas. One 3/4" or 1" return. About 4" down from the top and you can use locline and bend it upwards then aim it down, so it's higher than 4".
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How big are those drains? Both 1"?
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