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Tank Plumbing

9 years 3 months ago #31454 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
Pump ordered. :D

I still need to find a reasonable sized sump. I was looking around for the Oceianic silent overflow stand pipe, but couldn't find one. Can someone point me to it? Is it just a durso? A maggie muffler?

www.google.com/search?q=oceanic+overflow...oAQ&biw=1245&bih=929

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9 years 3 months ago #31453 by dragonkeeper
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I would go here:

Quiet One 5000
1” MNPT inlet
1” MNPT oultet
w/ 3/4” hose barbs for inlet and outlet


1330 GPH @ 0’

925 GPH @ 5’
10.6’ max

I use the next smaller one on my 125 and it works great.

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9 years 3 months ago #31451 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing

dragonkeeper wrote: The Quiet One brand that jehmco carries is reasonably priced and hella tough. I have recommended them to many people.


What size (gph) would you reccomend for the tank I am planning on with tanganyikan inhabitants. Cyps, paracyps, comps, julies, multies,

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9 years 3 months ago #31450 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic Tank Plumbing
The Quiet One brand that jehmco carries is reasonably priced and hella tough. I have recommended them to many people.

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9 years 3 months ago #31449 by whetfish
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Sounds good, now I need a reasonable priced sump, the one I have is supposedly to small. What is a good submersable pump i can get from jehmco?

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9 years 3 months ago #31448 by dragonkeeper
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whetfish wrote: I have some poret filter foam that I was thinking about squeezing into the top of the over flow hoping it would slow the water down and muffle any noise.


That won't do much for you. The overflow mentioned before is worth it's weight in gold. They are high flow and very quiet. I have 3 of them on 2 tanks and you can't hear them at all.

You could stack the sump with poret instead of bioballs. This would not only filter the water but provide a huge bio area.

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #31447 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
I have some poret filter foam that I was thinking about squeezing into the top of the over flow hoping it would slow the water down and muffle any noise.

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9 years 3 months ago #31445 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic Tank Plumbing
Well I had a huge reply all typed out and I don't see it posted.

I will rethink what i typed and repost it soon.

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #31444 by ericwozny
Replied by ericwozny on topic Tank Plumbing
Everything above the bulkheads doesn't require teflon tape because if it leaks in inside tha tank.

I use ridged pvc for the supply sides. I don't glue it just push them together tightly. I feel the hose barbs restrict flow to much.

Also the prefilter sponges are great for collecting debris but if noise is an issue Oceianic makes a silent overflow stand pipe.
if you use the standard drains extend the stand pipes with pvc and a coupling. It gives more water volume to your aquarium and quiets the water not crashing quite so far.
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9 years 3 months ago #31443 by whetfish
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I got a new tank that I am looking to plumb. It's a 150g acrylic wall divider tank (60" x 24" x 24").

Here's the tank on it's side:


It came with the follwing parts:


It looks like I have everything I need to plumb the inside of the tank. I noticed that the external pieces have thread seal tape on them. My question is; Do I need to add thread seal tape to any of the other internal plumbing pieces(in the picture)? I think that i don't, but this is my first tank plumbing experience and I'd rather do it correctly.

I am mostly looking to follow the instruction laid out in these videos to plumb my tank.

video links:
part 1


part 2


part 3

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