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Old 05-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #21
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As far as the air in the drain lines, it's gravity forcing the drain, not a siphon, so I can't see it failing this way. I'm just wondering what the flow rate will be in the end with the air bubbles and bends.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #22
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As far as the air in the drain lines, it's gravity forcing the drain, not a siphon, so I can't see it failing this way. I'm just wondering what the flow rate will be in the end with the air bubbles and bends.
That's a great point. Water should flow well enough but I don't believe it would reliably be as fast as a drain line that doesn't have an upward bend in it. That's the main reason I wouldn't use a pump that's rated at the maximum flow of 2 1" drain lines. If the pump has to much flow for the overflow some of the water could always be used to run a reactor or two. If that isn't in the plans then a more modest pump may be the way to go. Again, this is just how I would approach it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:01 PM   #23
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So I picked up a mag drive 1800. I figured I can always turn it Down with a ball valve. Now can I put a Y after the return pump but before it returns to the tank and put another ball valve so I can take water out for water changes?
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Is that fine to do that??
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Sure. If you like.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:17 AM   #26
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Sure. If you like.
I just made new supports for my 55g fresh. This is where I am putting the 135g salt. Right underneath. Right under the tank where I have the braces, about 2" down is where the tank is going to start. I have about 1' of room for access to the tank. What do you think.

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It looks tight. I would have broke down the freshy tank and put the 135 up there, and used the 55 as a sump for it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #28
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I am fitting the tank now. I have to make 1 more brace then I can do the plumbing. You can see the sump in the background.

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I have to cut these out of the existing wall. But before I do I need to reinforce them. Slowly getting there.

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Yikes! Hope you can still get in there to service the heater after
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #30
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Yikes! Hope you can still get in there to service the heater after
I have this on one side so if anything ever happens I can prob take these sections out. Hopefully I never have to.
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