Just got a 90 reef ready All-glass tank from a shop going out to business yesterday and I have some questions. It has a 1 inch drain bulkhead and a 3/4 inch return. I am doing a durso for the drain, this seems pretty easy. But the return is were I am stumped. I want to run a fuge off of my return pump also. I was thinking a Mag 12 because I will have about 5 foot of head height. Should I start with 1.5 inch pvc
then run a T with 1 inch going to fuge and 1 1/4 inch going to return. I will have to reduce to the 3/4 bulkhead then go back up to the 1 1/4 inch. I am wanting to use 2 3/4 lock lines on top of the return.
Second option run durso and a emergency drain in the overflow box then plumb the return over the back of the tank. Could I just use a 3/4 inch straight pipe with strainer on top, that is a little higher then the T on the durso. I am really not keen on having the plumbing going over the top of the tank unless it is the best option.
All suggestions and options are welcomed. Thanks
PS **Wife says it is time to get ride of some Freshwater tanks**