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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Have a heavily modified 29 Bio with a 10 sump. Moving up to a 40 breeder with a 29 tall. Sump is all set, i just want to be sure on the drain and return placement. Taking all suggestions please. I have wave makers and power heads aplenty. 1 drain and one return? If so where and where to place...
  2. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Almost new, used on a few water changes only. $60 OBO
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Which model should I use for 28Gal reef with 10gal sump for the brands below? EHEIM TUNZE SICCE
  4. Nano Reefs
    im currently setting up a sump and i cant really find an answer for my question, maybe im just missing the obvious or someting:doh: i just got my return pump (lifegard quiet one 1200) and it has a diameter of 3/4" inch. i need to know a good way to get the water back from the sump? i only have...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just got my parts delivered today and going to add my first fish tonight after setting up the plumbing. My question: If I am going to have my returns too far under the water, or at heights that wont be predictable... how do I make siphon breaks in my return line? Just drill 2 holes about a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Slowly setting up my 150G build and was thinking of using a 1100 GPH pump to the dual display tank returns. Planning on having an MP40, maybe two in the DT. Originally Wanted to go with a slower return pump, about 850 GPH, to keep the sump slow moving. Tank is 150g, 60x24x24. Sump is...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am rather new to the hobby and new to the site and very excited to learn everything I can to get my tank running perfectly. My setup includes: -150 gal drilled tank -30+ gal sump (3 section w baffle and 2 - 7in socks) -EuroReef Skimmer -NextReef SMR1 Reactor (with sponges added for...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    I'm just getting started at this and I am going to drill my 90 gallon tank. I plan on 2 holes, 1" each for the drain. I don't plan on drilling a hole for the return (any reason not to go over the top for the return?). In any case do I need a box inside the tank or can I just put PVC up to...
  9. 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...
  10. DIY Forum
    When I designed my sump, I did so expecting to use an external pump through a bulkhead. I opted to make the skimmer and refugium chambers bigger since the pump would be external. I am using 1" PVC throughout with a Coast to coast overflow and bean animal style drain. External pump is Iwaki...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    I wanted to start a FRIENDLY conversation about skimmers and filtration. So some people are firm believers in the faster you can move your water the better. I know a lot of people who turn their tanks over at least 20 times an hour. To me that seems like a lot. my question is why? I have a 220...
  12. Margaritaville
    Hey everyone. After two long years of hiatus I'm back!!!!!!! So first the explanation.... I had some personal emergencies come up in my life that were extremely unexpected. My then wife and I didn't make it through the changes that my new life demanded on me with taking care of sick parents and...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in the process of doing putting my plumbing together and for my return i'm undecide, i've seen people do either their return above the water churning the water line and some plunging it under the waterline. My tank is rimless and without canopy so that in mind i was thinking a screen on top...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Here is the simple sump, I have build for my 40 breeder tank with 3 segments. Left one for filter sock and skimmer, in the middle segment planning to put bio-balls, from the third segment I will plan return pump after making a hole because planning to put the return pump outside the sump. Please...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    I have been messing with my return pump and overflow for a little while now and something seems wrong. I don't seem to be getting the flow I would expect. The return pump is a Eheim 1260 and the head height is probably 4'. Currently I have the ball valve almost completely closed to avoid the...
  16. DIY Forum
    I have a 75G tank Im working on becoming a saltwater tank. My project is in a different thread. I want to drill the tank to avoid an overflow box and risk a nightmare of losing a prime. Im looking at a MAG 7 return with 1" PVC. I cannot drill the bottom (ideal) of the tank because it is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I am having trouble trying to figure out what size return pump I should get for my brand new 75 gallon Deep Blue Edge Series tank with a center overflow into a 29 gallon sump. I am not new to the hobby, but new to having a sump. I have been reading all different forums which are...
  18. Reefing Equipment
    OK guys, I have a Profelx Model two Sump, I orderd a return pump with 656 GPH, I need help with the overflow choice, I was looking at the CPR overflows. Which one would I need to get? The 600GPH or the 800GPH? I'm just a little confused on this...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I just bought a 190 gallon reef ready aquarium with three center drains and 2 return lines. I am planning on using a 55 gallon tank as a sump and was wondering what you thought about plumbing my return lines. The three drain lines are 1 inch so I'm guessing I'll have somewhere...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys, I'm new to the hobby and building a sump for my 90g swim tank. I think i want a 300gph return flow at the top but i have a uv sanit. with a 3/4 input and a 1" output. So my idea is to run 3/4 from my pump to the uv light (up 1.5') then 1" to the top (3'). it wil have 2- 90 degree...
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