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Old 11-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #41
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If you have to add any new elbows to the PVC, it could restrict flow. I like the flexible pool grade tubing as it handles the PVC glue well.
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i like spa flex or pool hoses so you can move them easily. also, 90 degree elbows and such will restrict flow. slight bends from flexible pipe won't be as restrictive. (as ray stated)
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #43
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I've also been told that having elbows with pvc are a little louder with water trickling through.

But currently, I have the flexible tubing you two are talking about. I know its not as durable- so I was wondering if it was a bad idea. But it sounds like it's just fine.
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What makes you think its not durable? Not like its moving, bumping up against stuff, or exposed to the elements. It'll be fine for the long haul I believe.
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I was just thinking that it would be more prone to a small leak or burst. I just dont want to come home from vacation with a leak or burst from these flexible tubes. But again it seems that won't be a problem, I'm just being overly cautious.
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The only concern will be how you connect the hose to something as far as potential leaks go. Not enuf pressure to burst it either.
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So where in this sump would you all suggest I add my topoff water?

Here is what the chambers look like again:


Would you add the water to the left-hand side, or the right-hand side? I have opinions on either side. I wanted to know if:
1.) If I put the topoff water on the left side, will it negatively affect the pods and things in the refugium? (Freshwater, a difference in temp).
2.) If I put the topoff water on the right side chamber, it'll put this freshwater shooting into my display tank (mixed with some sediment that has been kicked up from the right-side pump chamber).

Where would you add the topoff water?
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It doesn't really matter in my opinion. Not like the FW will stay clumped up. It'll dissipate and mix with the SW so fast, your fish and other critters won't know the dif.
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I add my top off water to the return pump compartment.
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I add my top off water to the return pump compartment.
so do i, but either way it's fine.
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