Originally Posted by thekeyofb
I have a question: I just completed a new build. I made a 90 gallon acrylic tank, 30 gallon acrylic sump, the stand and the canopy. I am now in the process of doing my plumbing and I am totally lost. The output of my tank uses a 1inch bulk head and the input uses a 3/4 bulkhead. Can anyone give me any ideas as to how to connect PVC
pipes to this and my pumps.
Also, I am considering using a pump (quite 1 2200) to draw the water out of my main tank and a pump (rio 2500) to push the water back into the main tank. Does anyone have any problems or concerns about doing this. Looking for opinions.
Usually a new thread should be started with a seperate question not related to the original post but since the original question has been answered in this thread Ill take a stabb at this one.
Now I am assuming you are reffering to pre-drilled bulkheads on the main display and not the bulkhead fittings on the sump
The 1" output on the tank is the drain line I would assume and the 3/4" is the return line. You only need one pump that is to pump water from your sump back into your tank (3/4") the 1" drain line will be gravity fed so no pump is needed. The plumbing for the drain line is pretty simple just go to the hardware store and get some 1" PVC
elbows and piping and just map it out cut the pipe to the size you want it and use the elbows to direct the direction of the pipe. After its built use basic PVC
glue to hold it together (its not toxic if you let it dry to a solid state before use)
The return line is a bit more tricky. I don't know your exact setup but you want no retrictions on this line (Hard PVC
elbows restrict flow) I use vinyl tubing. Just need a couple adapters to connect your pump to 3/4" vinyl tubing and then connect it to your 3/4" bulkhead to flow into your tank. Do you have locline plumbing for the flow directors already?