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Old 09-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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I did 1/2" due to the size of the outputs on my return pumps. You can't quite see the locline adaptor, other than as a black piece right below the elbows:

(What lookslike a white pipe in the water is actually a reflection of the PVC elbows above.)

That then goes to a locline wye, with each leg going to a locline "hose" to a flare nozzle.

(Only one of the four flare nozzles was installed when I took this shot.)
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #12
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Looks nice ! I notice your water level seems higher than your overflow box? How did you do that?
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #13
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Too much flow from my return pumps compared to what my overflow drains can handle. I've since tuned the system so my pumps are throttled back. My Aqueon 3000 ball valve is probably at 45 degrees while the Rio 2500 is not quite fully open. I might have also been trying out a Durso modification at the time which also limits flow through the overflow.
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Oh okay I understand. I should be starting my plumbing next week. Just have to finish up the order from BRS and go to Home Depot.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #15
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I'm going to be using "flex pvc" to plumb my system. Should I use 3/4 inch or 1 inch flex tubing to run off my mag 7. That way it won't be too strong in my 40 breeder?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #16
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And also, which type of gate valve would I need to use to make this work? This is for the return to display, the drain will be 2.5 inches. There is about 3.5 ft of head.
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