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Old 02-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #11
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It's kind of personal preference. Basically, you just eyeball it. I'm not familiar with the juwel tanks, but if it has trim, you want to get the teeth at least half way covered by the trim, so you won't see the water line. The return pump will determine how high the water comes up on the teeth. If you're close to the max flow of the drain, it'll be higher up on the teeth, than if you're at half the max flow.


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Old 02-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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Well I did it on the weekend. Dismantled the tank, cleaned, moved it outside, drilled the two holes after measuring 4 times, checked and all worked! Then painted 4 coats of glass etch paint and left over night.

Removed the glass etch paint that didn't and repainted with spray paint which almost sticks.

The hardest part? Converting the imperial plumbing from Glass-holes to metric. Just too big means heaps of sanding. The non-return valve is great.

Here's some pics. Yes the sump is tiny (60l) but thats the space I have.

Thx for all the advice.
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