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Old 03-06-2022, 02:41 PM   #1
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I just bought a 150 tank that was already drilled with 1.5 inch holes( during a well deserved newbie moment) not realizing it was for 1 inch bulkheads. So no I am planning on how to plumb this for a 55 gallon sump and maybe a diy canister filter. I have 4 drilled holes on the back of the aquarium and one in a weir on the floor of the tank. My goal is a South Americian cichlid tank with g.topajos and electric blue alarms wit congo tetras.
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Old 03-19-2022, 07:19 PM   #2
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What questions did you have, if any?
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My biggest questions is how to plumb the drains and the returns. I am thinking 3 for drains and two for re turns or three for drains one emergency drain and one return. These are all one inch bulkheads. I am also confused on how to plumb the lower holes on the back wall of aquarium. Finally I was planning another big tank [135 gallon] aquarium as a sump with 3 feet of it being an refugium/grow out tank. This last tank was a free on the side of the road addition.
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It looks as if you already have overflow boxes in?
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Old 03-23-2022, 09:54 AM   #5
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Yes, I have one but in overflow, just wondering what to do with the other 4 holes in the back of the tank
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Old 03-23-2022, 09:48 PM   #6
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Could I get a full back view if possible?
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Old 03-29-2022, 11:27 PM   #7
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This is the back of tank from side. Two different angles. There is a weir in between the two center drains that empties into the bottom of the tank.
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