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Old 04-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Inline PVS or vinyl?

I am in the process of purchasing the plumbing parts for my sump. Should I use PVC of vinyl?

Overflow is a Eshopps PF1000 with 2 1" bulkheads.
Return pump is Mag950.

haha meant PVC not PVS in the thread title

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I have both ... Pros & cons:

Vinyl - can go around corners, easy to connect & disconnect with barbed fittings, can see obstructions inside, quieter in the overflow if you make a loop so the water is not falling straight down ... but deteriorates over time, can kink, & can have algae growth as light can get in. Big ones (like 1.5") can be hard to work with ... stiff & only bend so much.

PVC - rigid, no kinks, harder to fit as everything has to be "just right", difficult to modify later ... but last forever.

80 gal FW with 30 gal DIY wet/dry/sump.
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I use PVC from the tank ( larger = more flow ) and vinyl from the pump back into the tank.
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