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Old 10-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #41
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so. if you want to .. you dont even have to put that pipe in that i have going across my sump..just plumb you return and drain and your done.. i just did it a little different thats all
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #42
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Ok yeah cause I used a jbj submersible pump sp 2500

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #43
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #44
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well.. my mag 9.5 pumps 950 GPH max.. that does not include any head loss.. my overflow is rated at 700GPH. So with all my plumbing and the return water going up 3-4 feet back into the tank, im not going to be pumping 950 GPH any more. It will be less ..
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #45
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i was thinking of doing my return line like that dreamsound . but i had all the pipe any fittings already to just hard plumb it.. looks good though
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #46
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Your not bad at explaining things it's just you have dumb it down for me, lol. I understand now. So if I didn't want to use an overflow box how could I be sure of the gph going to sump? Thanks.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #47
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Yeah that's cool everybody has their own way of doing it but thank you
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #48
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The only thing I can think of is a shut off valve to where you can have it half way open or fully open
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #49
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well , i think u have to use some kind of overflow box..if u just drilled a hole in the back of your tank, you fishes would be going for a ride down the drain pipe..lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #50
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Well if you use a filter cone it should be fine
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