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Old 03-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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Cool, thanks rookie. I have no experience at all with this. You are a big help. So, you think I can do this with the return pump that I have? No need to buy a smaller one?
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #12
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I also think I am going to completely hard plumb the whole thing. Have to work out how to connect to the return pump though. I think I will have to have a short section of flex hose.
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I have about 80% hard lines on my 90g setup, the rest is tubing since it was so much easier to work with. lol
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #14
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Do you have a quick pic by chance?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 AM   #15
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Believe it or not I do have a pic. lol I used the flexible hose at where the drilled holes come into the sump then went with pvc. I have one small section on the intake to add to but after that it's mostly pvc. I even have the pvc all ready to go in, just been lazy. lol I also have a check valve and ball valve on the return line too.


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Old 03-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #16
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Thanks carey! That is exactly what I needed to see. I was thinking ball valves in both directions also. That way I can completely shut both down and remove the sump if I had to. I got the baffles siliconed into the sump today and will leak test them tomorrow. Will be picking up the tank this weekend and then start on the plumbing. Excuse the sloppy silicone!

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You can see in mine that I just have a short piece of flexible tubing on mine -





What kind of return pump do you have exactly?
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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Here are a couple pics of the return pump. It is 4000 L/hour, so about 1000gph.

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I'm not recommending you do this, but if it were me, I'd replace that with a mag 9.5 or quiet one 4000
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #20
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Because it is a cheap one from Taiwan? Or you think it is too powerful?
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