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Old 04-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #31
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You need a real picture. That one you rock creeps me out.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #32
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Lol too funny. I've thought the same thing. I used to be scared to talk to Mr. X cause of that. Does that water actually flow from chamber to chamber with the water level being so high?
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well yeah. it comes in one side of the sump and goes out the other. LOL. it has to flow that way.
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So in not happy with my return flow. I used 1" pvc for both overflows and for the return. In thinking about upsizing to 1.25" flex for overflows and leaving return as it. Will this help with flow?
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Sure it will. you'll need to drill the tank and install larger bulkheads to accommodate the larger diameter flex though. are you willing to go through all that?
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Sure it will. you'll need to drill the tank and install larger bulkheads to accommodate the larger diameter flex though. are you willing to go through all that?
**** X, you're all about going bigger! I wish... I'm going to have to wait until I get my 250 gallon. I think or now I'm going to use 1" flex an see how that works. Also, can you drill a tank with live stock?
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The drain specs on your tank should be big enough to consume more than it is returning. I have a 1" return, 1 1/2" drain. Personally i wouldn't go smaller than 1 1/2" drain, due to the fact that it is large enough to pass a Mexican Turbo Snail. I built a 1 1/2" durso standpipe, and I create a large bubble of gutter guard to go on the end so nothing actually gets passed through but water and poop.
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What about for freshwater tanks. What are some easy set up ideas. I have a four chamber that I built. The first is 6 inches for water in water flows over then into a chamber that is 8 inches that the water has to flow under then a smaller chamber about 4 inches that is currently empty that the water again has to go over into the return chamber that is 10 inches.
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