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  1. DIY Forum
    Hello everyone! Thanks for all the info I've found on the forums so far its awesome! Newb with plenty of questions here... Putting together a sump for a 40 gallon breeder tank. The breeder tank will be sitting on a stand that is 29 inches high and the sump will be on the floor below it (20...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Can I use the Loc-Line attachments on my skimmer return? It's a HOB octopus 2000 and currently the water coming back to the tank offers little movement on the surface only. I was thinking of something that was capable of being aimed and possibly a nozzle that may spread out and offer...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Im finally going to be changing my 55g to a 125g w/ corner flows this week end and was wondering what would be the best way to have them run it to sump and back to tank again. Any pics of how you guys have it would be a great help. I was thinking of having one side (left as looking at front...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Putting together my first reed tank and I wasn't 100% sure what my turnover rate should be. I was thinking 20 times an hour but is a 950gph return pump overkill? I want to drill the overflow and I was looking at a kit rated for up to 1000gph continuous use.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I read somewhere on here that somebody was building an ultra col overflow safeguard. Basically, it involved an electrical relay that required you to push a button to start the return pump. This way if the power went out and you broke siphon in the drain line, the pump wouldn't pump water out...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    So I need to run a piece of vinyl tubing in between my return pump and hard pvc plumbing. I was wondering what size hose barbs I should use? Since hose barbs restrict a lot of flow should I run a 1 inch vinyl hose with 1 inch barbs then reduce it to 3/4 or should I just stick with 3/4 hose and...
  7. DIY Forum
    I am completely stumped and don't know what to do as far as using pvc or vinyl for my return plumbing. My drains will be pvc but I am apprehensive on using pvc for the return for two reasons, first it will be more flow restrictive due to the tee and 45, 90 degree elbows and second, it will be...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently purchased a 190 gallon tank (60X24.5X29.5). Last weekend I filled it with live rock, live sand, and water. The tank, sump and all plumbing came with the tank. It has 2 corner overflows w/ dursos. The sump came with a skimmer and a return pump. The return pump that came with it is...
  9. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have a Supreme Hy-Drive Aquarium Pumps Model 2600 High-Head. This pump is in the sump in my basement, and has stopped working. It is less than a year old. I took it off the GFCI, and plugged it into another outlet, still nothing. I don't know enough about it to repair it. Should I try to take...
  10. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I am overflowing my sump or fuge weekly and need some help with plumbing or just good common sense. My tank is dual overflow with one going to the fuge and the other to the sump. The external return pump is between the fuge and sump drawing water from both and returning it to the main tank. This...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Starting to build a 20 gallon long sump for a 55 gal tank, never have before. So far I figure that i will need 4 pieces of glass cut about 8 inches long and 12 inches wide to create bubble trap. However wondering about size of return pump i will need for about 4 feet. Also any idea of sock vs...
  12. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I just got a 125gal mixed reef set up. i need to get a bigger return was looking @ http://www.aquariumguys.com/rainbow8.html or http://www.aquariumguys.com/supreme9.html anyone have any suggestions? I need to keep close to the size of these as i have a tight fit in the sump but i will look @ all...
  13. DIY Forum
    Anyone have any idea on how to make a spinning return like this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD9CZ3M18sM&feature=fvwrel I don't get how the pipe can be loose enough to spin but tight enough to not fall off. Either way it's a pretty cool DIY and would create great random flow in the tank.
  14. 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...
  15. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have a Mag 12A and an 18B which have started making a vibration noise. I have both pumps out of the sumps and the impellers out of the pumps. The magnets on the impellers are not marked up or grooved. The place the impeller goes is not damaged from what I can feel. My question is will a new...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So last weekend I picked up my new tank, I actually consider it my first ""real"" tank. It's a really nice 140G with a center overflow and predrilled for 2 draines and 2 returns. As I was think about how I'm going to set everything up I realized the holes for the plumbing are diffrent sizes and...
  17. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hello all. I have a 90 gallon display tank with a 40 gallon sump in the basement. I am replacing an older return pump, to move water up thru the floor into the display tank, approximately 15 vertical feet. I purchased the Supreme Hy-Drive Aquarium Pump, 2600 HH model (found on Drs Foster and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, i have a 90 gallon set-up that has been set up for about 2 months. i have had a chiller attached to the main return pump ever since the tank was 2 weeks old due to are a.c being broken and us living in south florida the chiller was mandatory. since we have fixed the a.c my step mom does not...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I posted some questions before on two builds I'm planning, this is the start of the 50 gallon (or at least the planning). Looking for some input on the circulation hardware, I want to get that up and running so the tank can cycle while I work on some of the other stuff, like lighting. The plan...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so after weeks of getting all my plumbing for my tank set up, i cant seem to get the amount of water returning to the tank to be equal to the amount going into the sump...ive been turning ball valves over and over but i still can get it...do i need to keep trying that or is there something...
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