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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey reefers, Been a while since I’ve posted on here. Finally getting a chance to start setting up a tank big enough to reef. I have a 75gal display and a 34 gallon sump which I just plumbed. My main question (and forgive me if its already answered somewhere here) is how long you should...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to the forum here. Sorry if this post is in the wrong section. A quick question: I have recently found a number of sources for colored silicone hose online. I ordered some in red and it has a really nice look and feel to it. I would like to use it for both the drain and return lines to...
  3. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I'm getting ready to re plum my 180g system with a reeflo super dart 4300gph as my main return pump and feed to my Emperor Aquatics UV Sterilizers > 80 watt High Output UV Sterilizer. the output pipe on the pump is 1 1/2". I'm going to drill two 1" holes for bulk heads in the left and right...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Thanks to dmglakewood who has been helping me out so far but I figured I would still post it on the forums so other can reference to it if they need it. My story. 2005 I built a 55gal tank inside of my liquor bar that got a Tank of the month Dec 2005. Lost it all during hurricane William. Just...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've never thought about this before.. I just put salt water into sink or toilet after water change.. but.. what if the pipe in my house is steel?? As far as I know, steel can be stained very fast when it meets salt.. right? I think if that happens, um.. water comes out of the pipe through...
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have a 90 gallon drilled tank that has been up running perfectly for over a year now. Today I was moving stuff around and all the sudden the water that is supposed to be coming out of my drain hose slowed drastically. So now the water level in the return area of my sump is very low. I don't...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Morning reefers I was gonna start a thread as a build but decided I’ll get a little bit more done on it before I post it. In the meantime I’ll post my recent issue with my newest build…. Plumbing. So I have a few ideas how to solve the problem but I figured I’d see what you guys think… who knows...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Am planning reef tank, 700L DT and 240L sump. I understand that schedule 80 UVPC pipe is fully compatible with standard UPVC pipe and Schedule 40 pipe. Is this correct? I was thinking about using 1.5in Schedule 80 bulkheads as they are more durable, and then use standard pipe to do the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Please see the attached PDFs. Really need your help! Am based in the UK. Currently have got a 240L reef tank, but planning a 700L (60in*24*30*) tank with 80L sump. Glass tank. -What does everyone think of this design of sump/pipework? -Any comments? -How do I choose a return pump...
  10. Reef Fish
    Quick couple of questions for all you experts out there. 1) Can Pipefish and Flame Tail Blennies co-exist happily? I currently have a Flame Tail Blenny whose prone to being "Da Big Boss" in my tank and likes to skirt around newcomers. He hasn't "attacked" anyone but does like to intimidate...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just set up my 125 with two corner overflow, 2 1"drain and 2 3/4 returns (drains are in the bottom of tank) I did not get the durso pipes so i made my own out of a 1" tee, elbow and a cap with a 3/16 air hole in the top, and its very noisy. Do you need to have one of the lines tuned down to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    The return pump I currently have is way to weak. I'm planning to upgrade to a stronger pump. I'm gonna be using 1/2 inch vinyl tube. My tank is a 40 gallon breeder. The height from my pump to the output is about 4 ft. Rio 2500 @ 4 ft = 529 gph Rio 3100 @ 4 ft = 690 gph - I currently...
  13. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hey guys still building my tank, The question i have is it okay to split a single return pump into two dt returns, heres what I have and need some feed back on it. Of course the pump goes in the sump then I will attach two pcs of 3/4 Spa flex at each barb fitting (not sure if i should have...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I got an organ pipe coral and would like to know if any body has experience with it? tips to help its growth?
  15. Reefing Equipment
    :help: Hello guys. I have a questions.... I'm probably going to drill my first tank and would like to know, if I can have a corner overflow, with a durso pipe, BUT drill the tank at the bottom Back, NOT at the bottom going through the stand into the sump? Hope that makes sense :arg: Thanks
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