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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #341
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Sounds good, I see now why a 20 long would make more sense. If I can fit a 20 I will def do it. If not, the 10 will have to suffice and if I can fit the skimmer down there two that's a plus. If not, I'll keep it in the DT. Now for parts, The pump I have to get for the return would be 700 gph, and I would just need to see what the overflow comes with. and get extra parts from there on out. What size piping would I need to go with if it doesnt come with for the return? Also for the overflow assuming it doesnt come with anything besides the box.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #342
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This is my reef octopus on my sump. Works pretty good. I just had to modify alittle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #343
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If the bulkhead on the bottom of the overflow is 1", which is what it should be, you want at least a 1" piece of pool hose connected on the bottom of it. You will probably have to glue a 1" piece of pvc into the bottom of the bulkhead so you can attach the pool hose. You will need a hose clamp for that. Just wait until you get the overflow box and go from there.
As for return line- you want the line to match your pumps outgoing end.
For instance, a Quiet One 3000 has a 1" exhaust port, and a Danner Magdrive 9.5 has a 3/4" outlet.
You are going to want to purchase a balll valve for whichever pump you choose so you can throttle it down to the right gph. ( always connect the ball valve to the exhaust end, NOT the intake) You want to choose a matching pump, but you have to also take into consideration head loss.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #344
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Thanks. I don't mean to sound under educated but what do you mean by head loss ? Amount of water that flows through pipes and elbows etc? How will this play into effect ?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #345
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If I'm not mistaken the intake piping only runs from the overflow of water down the pipe this is not controlled by a pump right?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #347
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Just double checking lol. So I just gotta buy the 700gph pump for return check the outlet size and connect a ball valve to that with a hose or PVC pipe that goes up the back if my tank to that u spout Doug showed me earlier. Then check the fitting on the overflow box and have most likely a 1" hose returning down to a filter sock. In the same chamber as the filter sock I put my macro algae with a light from Home Depot for example opposite schedule as the DT tank. The water would then flow past macro algae over under some walls to help reduce bubbles to the second chamber where my return pump would be. This space would also include my skimmer, if it fits. Good?
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Sorry I'm a complete noob with sump/fuge. This is the first for me. Thanks I've learned a lot so far
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #349
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I did a 20 long best thing I ever did for tank . But to get if under tank I had to drain the tank , remove lr and corals. Lift the display tank off and drop the refigium in. 15 seconds to drop in sump 4 hours to put everything back together but well worth it can you drop it in if so well with it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #350
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Thanks a lot. Maybe I can get some of my boys together and lift the tank so I can pull out the stand quick slide the 20long under and put the stand back so they can put the tank back down. Going to be pretty hard but I really don't want to empty it. It's a 55 so heavy as hell. My dad seems to think we can move it, I think he's wrong lol.
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