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Old 04-21-2009, 10:17 PM   #21
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I spoke to my (not so)lfs about different pump options and when I asked about the Dart I was told that it is very loud. He recommended I get a Velocity 4 pump for the return. Has anyone ever used one? I would like max return flow.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:55 PM   #22
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Finally picked up stand and tank. Now for the fun part! I'm going a reeflo pump. Any advice on how to plumb it? I've seen many pictures of tanks and each is very different as one would expect. should I use hard pvc or flexible pvc?
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:56 AM   #23
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Well, flex pvc is said to dampen vibrations thus a lower noise decibel. If you use flex make sure you use a good amount of glue and push the tubing all the way in, holding it there for at least 30 seconds to a minute. Because of the somewhat malleable nature, the flex pvc tends to want to pull back out otherwise. It does allow for eliminating varying turns in plumbing so I will usually use it for direct connections to a pump or from overflows to the sump if applicable leaving the rest to be hard plumbed. Make sure you have 2 union-valves in conjunction with that pump, 1 between sump and intake and 1 for output.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #24
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Ha, nothing like having to hacksaw your pipes just to clean your pump!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:56 PM   #25
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I picked up two ball valves, 45 degree elbows, 4 unions and a "T". All 1 inch. Now I just need my sump(they are still working on it) and return pump. I've decided to go with a reeflo pump.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:21 PM   #26
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OK this really sucks big time. I just found out my megaflow kit can only handle 600 gph. Bummer. I thoughtit could handle more gph. Is there an option for me to add a more gph overflow? If I can't this will limit my pump choices.
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I'm having a brain fart, I have two overflows so I have 1200 gph. duh I'm getting the reeflo dart. more to follow
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:04 PM   #27
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OK. The build is on!!!!! I got my stand in place and I'm waiting until friday to move the tank into place. I could've done it today but I didn't move my BC29 far enough to get the 110g into place.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #28
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Update....I went with a ASM g3 for the skimmer. Now I need to figure out how to level this beast. I can get to one side to shim but I have to figure out how to get the other side that is near a wall.
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You just have to level two 90% angles. The width and the length. You should be able to get to those corners.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #30
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the length is level but the width is off by 1/8" i.e leaning towards the wall. I figure I have to shim/support the whole length since if I only do one side it will twist and cause major problems later on. does this make sense?
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