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Old 10-21-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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Oceanic 115 drilling and plumbing questions

Hey all. So i got this tank for free. Love it so far. But i need to install a sump. I want to drill the bottom but im 5050 as to wether it is tempered. So it seems the general concensus is to drill the back. Im thinking the best option is going to be a durso standpipe. What size bulkheads should i drill for this setup? How many holes spaced how far apart (should i have a backup outtake or pretty much 2 standpipes for saftey)? I want to do a 55 gal sump beneath it if that matters. I really want to get this started and i cant fill it until its drilled so... on a side note... couldnt i start the cycle by curing the rock in a tote with a pump. Another side question. Kydor third generation pump or the equivalent gph sicce? Thank for the help. This is my 5th tank and i really want it pit together right from the start.

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Don't drill the bottom. For 1 it's always tempered, but more importantly if there is an issue you'll flood the room. You'll want to get an overflow kit and drill the back.


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If you can drill the bottom, you'll want to use a Durso Standpipe and block off the rest of the tank, like it was a reef ready tank
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Don't drill the bottom. For 1 it's always tempered, but more importantly if there is an issue you'll flood the room. You'll want to get an overflow kit and drill the back.


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This makes sense. I would definitely like to stay away from drilling the bottom. Thanks for the wuick response all. Reading all of the links everyone posted now then im sure i will have more questions. Again, i appreciate the help.

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