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Old 02-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #31
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maybe just the 1.5" pvc pipe can handle 2100, but i believe a reef ready tank that has a 1.5" drain is rated for 1200. i think they take into consideration the I.D. of all of the fittings.
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well what i wanna do is close the return valve.... fill up the tank to where i want it and then open it and start the pump
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maybe just the 1.5" pvc pipe can handle 2100, but i believe a reef ready tank that has a 1.5" drain is rated for 1200. i think they take into consideration the I.D. of all of the fittings.
yeah thats why I asked what size tank connector he was using,as its a 2.5" hole it must be 1.5" ID not OD.
I think it still has something to do with the drain pipework being restricted somewhere!!!

Is there any photo's of the setup?
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This tank is not setup yet so plans have taken a turn..... This tank is sold and I have a new 180 gallon coming in
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #35
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ahh..nice tank for a reef. i just bought one off a local reefer also. not sure what i'm going to use it for, but the price was right. maybe a FOWLR, since i so love some of the non-reef safe wrasses and puffers. i plan on a much larger reef, if i can afford it.
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yeah i think im gonna go fowlr right now too.....

getting this tank made.... 400 bucks with built in overflows.

and since my dad is a cabinet maker, he'll be making the custom stand
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awesome. take pics!
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