My sump is done. I asked my hardware store to cut 3/16" thick glass for the baffles. I found out today, after silicone is dried, that it is actually 1/8" thck. The baffles are 18" wide by 13" tall. They will be holding back about 12 gallons of water each (it's a 50gallon tank but will hold 30 gallons total). Should the 1/8" glass be okay? I'm assuming so.
ALSO - now that the sump is finished I have to tackle the actual plumbing. I'm really no good at this so I have some noob plumbing questions.
1. I'm probably going to be pushing about 700gph down to the sump (have the overflow already). The overflow comes with a flex tube but, I will need to attach pvc
piping (1") to make the run through a wall to my sump. Is 1" pvc
okay for this gph
2. For unthreaded PVC
like elbows, do I glue these together? I bought teflon tape, but I'm assuming that's only good for threads.
3. What do I use to return water to the main? PVC
? Flex PVC
? Tubing? I will be returning with a MAG 9.5. The return line will be split to feed the refugium. There should be about 700-800gph going back to the tank. Should I just mimic the overflow pvc
? 1" pvc
back to the tank?
Finally, are there any links with help in plumbing to and from sumps? I've seen a lot of diy
sump sites but none really get into plumbing specifics.