I have read and researched until my eyes have given out, trying to learn how I need to run the plumbing for my build that I plan to do at the begining of the year. It seems like when you know what you are doing, you can pretty much set it up however you want to, just so the filtration process happens, having found that no one really does it the same as the next person.
First let me say that I desided to go with a plywood build, only because I'm building it into a wall and didn't see the point of buying a glass tank just to cover it up with wood except for the front and back glass. Plus, I'm always proud of myself when I make something and it actually works
I've played in photoshop trying to get what's in my head to be on paper so that when I ask my Dad or husband for help, they'll know what I'm talking about. So attached are not to scale, nor does it show any of the bracing that will be needed
To me...it makes since to use two small sumps instead of one larger one. One reason being that if there is a problem in one sump, I can run on the other one until I get what I need replaced, ordered and delivered. The other reason is that is just seems cool
My first question is, can I run my return lines like I have it drawn...up to the sides of the tank plus at the bottom? Or would it loose too much pressure before it got around and up to the side? What if I used smaller pipes to the bottom of the tank with a valve to adjust the flow, would that push it more up the sides?
Or am I just way of base on all of it
On the first picture I have the intake and return backwards, opps sorry