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Old 11-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #71
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Awesome tank even though there's nothing in it. Very exciting!
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #72
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Got 2 1" drains with adjustable height strainers on each corner, loctite split return in the middle... The air tubing coming out of the back is so I could run the bulkhead backwards to get it closer to the wall, and instead of running a "T", my LFS drilled a hole and dropped it in... Can't wait to get
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Yeah!! Haha! Looks like you are going to be busy ! LOL!
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #73
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Yeah!! Haha! Looks like you are going to be busy ! LOL!
Yup busy to say the least! However, I did decide that I'm going to be using braided tubing as opposed to PVC for my sump drains and return. This will free up A LOT of time planning for plumbing, and also alleviate some of the head pressure of my return pipe (which I ordered the Eheim compact + 2000 today!) ... Did you know for every 90 degree bend you are adding the equivalent to a foot of head pressure?? Crazy... Anyways, my sand is in, and I need to tweak my sump a bit, then I think this weekend I might transfer from my 55!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #74
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The PVC connectors i got to screw into the bulkheads only go on about 2-3 turns of threads. The LFS said I need Teflon tape or a thin layer of petroleum jelly to get the pieces completely locked together. Is this right? Or did I get metric plumbing to screw into the bulkheads accidentally? Could have sworn they said " on them...?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #75
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Any thoughts on my previous post about PVC?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #76
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Haha don't know if anyone is still following or not, but just wanted to update. I finished my sump and after water testing, the baffles bowed out. I got a much thicker acrylic and started from scratch. Going to water test it soon. My Eheim compact 2000+ came in, and I will most likely do a wet run on my sump with it to see how much 300 gph looks like. Bulkheads got screwed together on the back of the tank too... I wish there was a way to check to see if the bulkheads are water tight without filling up all the way!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #77
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Haha don't know if anyone is still following or not, but just wanted to update. I finished my sump and after water testing, the baffles bowed out. I got a much thicker acrylic and started from scratch. Going to water test it soon. My Eheim compact 2000+ came in, and I will most likely do a wet run on my sump with it to see how much 300 gph looks like. Bulkheads got screwed together on the back of the tank too... I wish there was a way to check to see if the bulkheads are water tight without filling up all the way!
Is your sump glass or acrylic?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #78
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30 gallon long glass... Used $20! Just used silicone to put the baffles in, snug as a bug
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #79
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Some pics of the back of tank and inside of tank with bulkheads and locline return...

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I'm following, just don't know much about sumps yet, so can't really say much. But I'm learning so I can do a sump this year too.
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