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Old 12-29-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Rough sketch of my tank

What are your thoughts? I drew it up on my lunch break. Mind you this is my first SW tank. Be gentle. I havent figured out the layout of my sump yet as you will see.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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I dont think it attached
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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I had to change the file type it was too big
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u want to keep the sump all in one. It makes it simple and and less problem can happen.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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the only problem I have is, hieght. I dont have a lot of vertical space, that is why I chose a two sump system. I know it would take some tweakig but I am goin to have ball valves everywhere for fine tunning

I want to use spa type return nozzels for my returns, they have a adjustable head and would be perfect , has anyone ever used a nozzle like this?
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what size tank??

i assume ur tank is predrilled for this?
also you will need to get a good size return pump....
one though....since you will have 2 sumps...why not get 2 return pumps
that will make it abit easier to tune and gives you a fail safe incase one pump gets cloged
is the PS going to have its own pump? i assume that as well
good luck
iwent through a few diagrams before i go one that worked and still lookin to improve
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:58 PM   #7
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the only problem I have is, hieght. I dont have a lot of vertical space, that is why I chose a two sump system. I know it would take some tweakig but I am goin to have ball valves everywhere for fine tunning

I want to use spa type return nozzels for my returns, they have a adjustable head and would be perfect , has anyone ever used a nozzle like this?
putting the sump and fuge together will do nothing to the height.... its all horizontal room...

then you would be more efficent with the one pump design....
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:08 PM   #8
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my tank is 80 g. I plan to use a old low hp pool pump, my friend who is still in the pool industry has a ton. They have more flow and hp then I will know what to do with. I willtry and draw up a single sump diagram. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:19 PM   #9
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one thing i will warn you about... those pool pumps dont have to be quiet ;P
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also most pool pumps have to be primed and itf they losse that prime then your screwed...not trying to discourage you but something to research
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