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Old 08-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #11
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Yes it will be a 3 section pump


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Old 08-11-2014, 05:45 PM   #12
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I mean 3 section sump not pump


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Old 08-11-2014, 09:24 PM   #13
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You'll be fine as long as you keep the out put into the 2nd chamber. For a return i'd look into a pump rated for 1000-1400 gph. Two 3/4 in pipes will flow about 1320 gph. with out bends you'll have more head loss as you add any 90's
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Cool thanks for the info grizz. I will probably be using schedule 40 for my drain lines and my return lines so I'll have some elbows for sure. I plan on building my stand and drilling my tank withing the next couple of weeks. Need to do a lil research on my drill hole placement


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Old 08-12-2014, 12:29 PM   #15
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Use 45's where you can it cuts down on head loss.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:01 PM   #16
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I was wondering about that, probably 2 45s = a 90? I'm guessing. I was wondering about my internal overflows how hi should I drill those holes? I didn't want my overflow boxes to go to the bottom of the tank. I was thinking of having two overflows on each side of the tank that were like 4" wide 4" long and 5" deep. I'm open to suggestions also this tank will be viewable front and back but not the sides (it's going to be installed in a wall)


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You can also tell me to shut up if I'm asking too many question. Lol


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I like to drill mine around 1.5-2 inches below the trim this gives me plenty of glass at the top of the bulkhead And there's no such thing as to many questions If you have room try putting the overflow and returns on each end of the tank.
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ID:	246597have you ever seen an overflow like this? Looks like about a 1 1/4" PVC with a 1/4" slot cut down the middle. Attached by bulkheads on both ends. This looks pretty cool if it would work, plus it would skim more surface area across the tank. The only thing I would do different is run the cuts the other way. Use a 1/4" cut every 1/4" and go about 3/4" deep so it doesn't just skim the surface. I don't see why it wouldn't work


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Iv'e seen them but never trusted them I like to have the teeth on my overflows.
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