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Old 05-11-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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I absolutely refuse to pay big bucks for LFS sump/prefilter

Okay, so I want to do my own sump/refugium, but I need some help. I have a 55 gal and I'm gonna use a 20 gal for a sump. I'm also gonna get an inexpensive prefilter on ebay, and also a mag 9.5. So I have a stupid question.....what do I use to hook up the mag? clear acrylic hose or flexible tubing or something else? Also, if I use either one, how do I get the tubing to stay in the main? perhaps a suction cup? And where would I find all this stuff? I know it's a lot of questions, but I know it shouldn't be that hard. My LFS sells acrylic sumps with prefilters for $229.....that's crazy!
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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I used threaded PVC to connect my mag pump with a flex line in the middle (check the lawn sprinkler section) and then I would PVC it into the tank. You can find all of that at Menards or Home Depot.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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What do you mean by "PVC it into the tank"? My tank is not reef ready, I guess I should have mentioned that
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For the return, you can build a U-shape that hangs into your tank with a 90 elbow so the flow doesn't go directly down. I've seen it before several times.
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