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Old 05-22-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Please feel free to critique it and ask questions I used this option because I didnt want to risk breaking the glass by trying to drll my new 90 gallon tank and was able to build it for a reasonable price
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Im tring to do the same thing with my 55 gallon i just did mine yesterday. had everything working great dry fitted soon as i took it apart and glued it stopped working. so im following you on this one
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Can you post a picture maybe I can help you
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Did you add in a siphon break somewhere to keep your tank out of your sump? It just needs to be a hole below the water line.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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The overflow will drain down to the bottom of the screens There is a siphon break in my return line about a inch below the water
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awesome. what kind of glue do you use that is fish safe?
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #7
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I just used regular pvc glue and have had no issues My thoughts were if you was putting a water line together for human use that is what you would use
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The overflow will drain down to the bottom of the screens There is a siphon break in my return line about a inch below the water
That syphon break is a bit low,An inch of tank water is a lot of water!!
keep the syphon break as close to the water level as possible,this will also keep the surface aggitated as well.
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how does your return line enter your sump and how is your siphon maintained if pump fails?
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #10
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My return is just plumbed right of the top of my pump out the top of the sump if my pump fails it will only siphon so much out till it runs out of water which is less then enough to overflow the sump once my pump restarts and water builds back over the overflow siphon will begin again by its self
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