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Old 03-14-2014, 03:22 PM   #311
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Yes, if you're going by inside pipe diameter than the hole will need to be bigger, I'm not positive but I think you get a rubber gasket that creates the glass to pipe seal, you may need to drill according to those sizes.
This crap has become complicated! Im gonna use plain ol' schedule 40 pipe so the inside is where the diameter is at and I'm gonna drill accordingly for the outside. Okay so I dont wanna buy 2 drill bits to drill the glass because that adds up and it cost more to tale the tank to be drilled. Im gonna buy 1 bit to drill for the 11/2 pipe so thats a 2 inch bit. Ill do the same for the return but only the top 2" of pipe will be 1 1/2" and the rest will have 3/4 pipe so flow isnt messed with that much at all
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:53 PM   #312
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Just an fyi to eveyone who is reading this thread. For a 1-1/2" pipe you need a 2-3/8" bit to drill. Pic below
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:01 PM   #313
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So I decided I wanna use the 20g long for the sump instead of the buckets. It will cut down on the cost of it and I will only need to get baffles cut. I could probably cut my own using acrylic from home depot but I think ill go with glass.

Now I just need to figure out how to get the tank to fit under there? May have to take the tank off the stand and remove the osb to slide it in there?

Any ideas for that?
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:35 PM   #314
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Would this work as a sump? Im trying to make it a bit different then normal and I wanna add the filter media in the 2nd chamber and have just water going in the first layer. I have the pipe below water line because it reduces the noise.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:14 AM   #315
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That looks like a good plan. I'm thinking about something similar. Could you put an internal tank filter into the sump instead of the display tank
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:13 AM   #316
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Having glass cut at a hardware store will prob be cheaper and easier than acrylic anyways, I've tried using acrylic and it warped extremely bad in only a month, wasted $25 and an hour on that lid.. Could you just unscrew those 2 front 2 x4's to create enough room?
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:52 AM   #317
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No I have to take the tank off the stand and remove the top osb to do anything. Its all a very snug fit. The top is screwed in at multiple points
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #318
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That's a pita
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #319
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Yeah it is. You should have seen how I got the tank on the stand. I had the new stand long ways on the side of the old one and i had to stand on the new one while lifting and pulling! I dont know how im gonna get it down! This thing is heavy man
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #320
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Good luck on your project! And jwh, it won't let me message you back because your inbox is full. So you'll have to delete some message for me to be able to message you back.
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