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Tank Plumbing

9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #31530 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
How is this for a running height in the sump and over flow?

In sump


In over flow


How can I make the pump in the sump quieter?

The pump has quite a hum to it.

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #31527 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
Tank is plumbed and mostly leveled.

Sump under stand. I can get to it from either side.


Here's what i did for plumbing under the tank.


Here's how I ended up doing the dursos. Since I had the mesh tube I just extended it to the bottom, so no largish fish could get through.


1/16" hole in the top of the durso, we'll see if I need to make that bigger.


I still need to run water throught the system to check for any leaks. It's nearly ready but I need to get it a little more level. I checked the level on top of the tank from all four sides, the bubble is between the lines, but not perfectly centered.

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9 years 3 months ago #31498 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic Tank Plumbing
Agreed. Drop them in as a whole.

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9 years 3 months ago #31497 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic Tank Plumbing
you don't need to cut them up unless that is the only way they will fit. Otherwise that will work just fine.

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9 years 3 months ago #31496 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
Thanks to Sawboy I've go a sump.

When i convert from my 330g sponge filtration to a 150g sump, can I just cut up the sponges from the 330g and toss them in with the sump bio balls and take them out slowly after a few months?

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9 years 3 months ago #31482 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic Tank Plumbing
Aaron, I have a complete pro clear 300 with EVERYTHING you need. Gimme a call, email, whatever. I've got ya covered bud.

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9 years 3 months ago #31481 by mikeg2929

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9 years 3 months ago #31480 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Tank Plumbing
Probably. The water level in your tank will actually run higher than the teeth in the overflow. If you lose power, that water will drain. In addition, you will run the sump with some water in it - you need to cover the pump unless you use an external pump. With a small sump like that, a siphon break will be key - you need to keep the returns above the level of the water in the tank, or drill a small hole to break the siphon in case you lose power. I would try and find a three foot sump where the one side isnt cut off at a 45 degree angle like yours is now.

Simpler answer - no. Go get a rubbermaid tote at target and get plumbing.

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9 years 3 months ago #31479 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
Is this wet dry too small for a 150g tank?

Base is 24" x 12"

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9 years 3 months ago #31478 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Tank Plumbing
If you can find a lifereef unit, they are top quality. Expensive, but very good quality. My brother has used one for 12 years withotu issue.

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