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Old 03-21-2014, 03:57 PM   #131
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Drilled the tank today. I ended up just doing a 1 inch intake. In going to use a 1/2 nozzle I already have to plumb a half inch return. Do you think a maxi jet 600 would be enough flow for a 20 gallon? The head pressure will be 16 inches.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:00 PM   #132
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Drilled the tank today. I ended up just doing a 1 inch intake. In going to use a 1/2 nozzle I already have to plumb a half inch return. Do you think a maxi jet 600 would be enough flow for a 20 gallon? The head pressure will be 16 inches.
I think that should be plenty, are you using any circulation pumps?
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:33 PM   #133
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Yes two Nano pumps at 265 gph a piece
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:47 PM   #134
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Then that should be plenty
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:53 AM   #135
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We'll i over tightened the bulkhead and cracked the tank all the way down the side :-(
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We'll i over tightened the bulkhead and cracked the tank all the way down the side :-(
Oh man really? That's not good at all. Did you use silicone on the gaskets? If not just get another tank, repaint, redrill, silicone gaskets and hand tighten very gently
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:59 AM   #137
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Will do man at least it's just a 20 gallon aqueon
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Yeah no kidding, check out pets mart again. They may be on sale and if not they are normally fairly cheap
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Drilled the new tank and towards the end a small piece chipped off. Is this normal?
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Drilled the new tank and towards the end a small piece chipped off. Is this normal?
yes, when drilling delicate material with a hole saw always go from both directions, once pilot is thru opposite side switch direction to avoid splintering or blow out..
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