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Old 08-18-2014, 10:11 PM   #31
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A vent to avoid gurgling? No, you can do that on the other side of the glass.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:26 PM   #32
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Ok cool, thanks!!!


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Old 08-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #33
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"What do you think the issue will be with the 1/8" spacing?"

Im thinking that it may be to narrow and it will reduce the flow rate even further.
The flow rate through the sump ideally would match the flow rate of your skimmer. But a little off either way wont hurt.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:01 PM   #34
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Yea it does seem a lil small, I'll probably try it out and since it's a test piece I'll compare the 1/8" to the 1/4" gph. Thanks grizz


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Old 08-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #35
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So I got my tank drilled and tested the 1/8" to the 1/4" and they both flow 300 gph, Is that enough? I do like the 1/4" better I just worry about things getting inside.


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Old 08-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #36
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Just checked my protein skimmer, it says it's rated for 325 gph, so I'm close.


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Old 08-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #37
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If I run it without my overflow box pipe I can get around 330 gph


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Old 08-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #38
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Over the last week I ran across this pic of a diy sump without bubble traps. I really like that you can make the fuge bigger, or is someone trying to reinvent the wheel. Click image for larger version

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Thats a good flow rate for your sump. The pic above looks like there feeding filtered water from the skimmer into the fuge, Bad idea you want that clean water going back to the main tank.
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Ok that's good, thanks grizz!!

Question, I kinda thought that I would of got about 300 gph through each bulkhead, But I only got 150gph thru each. Why is that? If I would of drilled them lower and used a different overflow would that made a difference? When I tested the gph thru my overflow I didn't have my permanent plumbing ran to my sump, I just had sump pump hose ran to a 55 gal drum.
I guess my other question is, when I get my permanent plumbing ran to my sump and my DT is full & sump is full will I get a siphon effect and get more gph thru those bulkheads? Or am I just confusing. Lol


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