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Old 03-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #31
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get one of those acrylic sock holders and put it in with the skimmer. You don't want any large particulate matter getting into the sump at all. It will eventually build up on the bottom, and will be hard to remove. Most people's sumps are in the stand and they can't get a siphon hose in there to vacuum. You'll have to find a self priming pump to do this. It's just easier to use the filter sock.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:49 PM   #32
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I'm just cutting a piece of left over acrylic I have to fit a sock onto. I bought a 1" bulk head today. Think that's big enough ?
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What do you need the bulkhead for?
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:39 AM   #34
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LFS said its better to use bulk heads incase you take apart your sump and overflow, it won't be glued to the tank and you can just slip it out
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You don't need to connect it at all. I suggest against connecting it or using hard pipe. I would use flexible drain pipe so it can be moved very easily. many folks use something like this-
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when you want to get that filter sock out, you are going to be glad you can move the drain line a bit.
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The pipe was Going to go in the overflow. Like a 2' pipe so if power goes out my sump doesn't flood. And then on the bottom of the tank I will have one of those tubes connected to it leading into the filter sock
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:09 PM   #38
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Oh...you mean a standpipe. Yes, you need this. The bulkhead will have to match whatever size hole is in the bottom of the overflow box.
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Well now it's time to add some water! Wish me luck
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