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Old 09-05-2008, 11:39 AM   #51
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I would say that is a closed loop for sure. The only way you could use those holes as overflows/drains is if you ran PVC to the surface level and I don't think that would look too good.

Those were more then likely used as flow. The center would be the drain that hooked directly to an external pump intake and the return from the pump was then plumbed to the other two holes.
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I would say that is a closed loop for sure. The only way you could use those holes as overflows/drains is if you ran PVC to the surface level and I don't think that would look too good.

Those were more then likely used as flow. The center would be the drain that hooked directly to an external pump intake and the return from the pump was then plumbed to the other two holes.

wouldn't I still need to run pvc through the returns and drain?
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #53
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You will need bulkheads for all three holes. From there you would plumb down to an external pump. The center to the intake of the pump and the other to to the return of the pump. You will need 3 shut-off valves for each of the three holes. You want shut-offs in case you need to replace the pump and for maintenance on the pump. Inside the tank the intake would need a strainer of some kind to keep fish and other things from being sucked into the pump. The returns would need some kind of diffuser like loc-line. You want to make sure that the plumbing inside the tank is above your sand bed. You can hide them with plumbing.
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any recommendations on the pump for the closed loop...it looks like the holes are 1/2 inch
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That is kind of small. I would say a Mag7 would do fine for your tank.
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Ups sucks

ok so after waiting 9 days for an ebay delivery of my sump pump (mag9.5) I go out to my front porch to find a crunched box...inside that box are some shipping peanuts and a crunched box with my brand new DAMAGED mag pump. so ****** .....
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Have you contacted UPS and made a claim? What did the ebay seller have to say?

That does suck! I think we have all been there at one point or another...
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yes I contacted both. The seller gave me my 3 options. 1. wait for ups to refund (which is what I have to do because of money being tight right now) 2. buy another from him and get refund when it comes in. 3. buy one from someone else and get refund when ups sends it.....

he has (so far) been very quick to respond and was upset that UPS played football with my package.(NOT The first time either. I have had many damaged items come from UPS) .

So yes I am sure many people have been here before..
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Now I am Impressed

This is my latest response from the seller!!

"Dear collectorbarry,

UPS uses a third party insurer that will not do anything but issue a check for the original transaction. UPS has chosen not to inspect the pump and they are processing the claim. If you can get the old pump back in the mail to me, I'll go ahead and ship the new pump when it arrives Tuesday. At least that way I'll be waiting on UPS instead of you and you'll have your pump sooner.


- captainaquarium"

That is impressive and I will definitely deal with him any time
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Nice to hear of a place that provides good customer service.
Keep us updated.

PS...you going to the frag swap in Northampton on Nov 1?
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