Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3
Question on Wet Dry Filter Setup

I just upgraded form a 30 gal FOWLR tank to a 72 gal FOWLR tank and installed a WDF with this setup. I have two questions related to it's setup... Question #1- Should I shorten the hose to the sump, it is a little too long, not unmanageable, but I can be OCD about wires and hoses, etc. and Question # 2 - Can I put a 90 elbow on the hose into the sump instead of going into the top straight down? The sump doesnt sit directly under the bulkhead fittings and I find the weight of the hose with water coming down is kind of lifting the sump cover where it enters over the bio balls - or does this impede flow and I should leave it as is and weight the cover down? Thanks for any suggestions or others experiences.
__________________

__________________
Badrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
You should be ok to shorten it, but dont make it too tight. Secondly adding an elbow may slow it a bit, try a 45 if possible... Shouldnt really lose too much flow
__________________

__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by huma-huma
You should be ok to shorten it, but dont make it too tight. Secondly adding an elbow may slow it a bit, try a 45 if possible... Shouldnt really lose too much flow
Thanks, that's a great idea!
__________________
Badrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dry, filter, question, setup, wet, wet dry

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« Chaeto help! | sump »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.