60 gallon cube plumming help

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60 gallon cube plumming help

Postby omar23 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:08 am

http://s660.photobucket.com/user/omar32 ... gal%20cube

I just got a 60 gallon cube for a price i could not refuse
only problem is im used to the simple biocube f iltration

I know i need a sump for it but dont know how to set it up and running
the tank has a po werhead and two to drain to the sump
came with flexible tubing in the back
does anyone know of a simple video to learn how to set this u
Ive watched some vids but they kinda suck at explaining it

Pic link at the top
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Re: 60 gallon cube plumming help

Postby luxauterna on Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:36 pm


It'll be difficult to try and explain everything via text, but I can try to help. Your tank should have an overflow drain system. That needs to be secured with a bulkhead(s). Those need to drain into the first chamber of the sump. The water will then flow through the sump and into the return chamber. You can set your sump up however you want with however many chambers you want. The return pump will be in the sump or you can get an external pump (but this is a little bit more difficult without a drilled sump). So probably best to stick with a return pump like a magdrive pump or something similar. The return plumbing or flex hose will attach to that pump. It will then pump it back up to the return nozzles into the tank. You should put a gate or ball valve on the return plumbing.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/me ... re8406.png

That is a generic setup link and youtube has A LOT of videos explaining types of setups.
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