Oops, put this in the wrong place. Fuge plumbing????

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Oops, put this in the wrong place. Fuge plumbing????

Postby spbreeder on Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:33 pm

My overflows came so I am trying to do this plumbing crap. Let me catch you up to date on my plan, then we'll get into flaws and frustration.

I have a 125 for which I am trying to set up a sump/fuge. I also have a 29 I was going to use for the fuge which would be placed on the left side of the main tank. I have two lifereef overflow boxes rated at 700 gph each. My plan was to have one overflow go straight into the sump, and the other get split via a y joint between the sump and fuge (which I would have drilled to allow overflow into the sump). I have a Mag drive 1800 for a return pump, which has been adapted to a 1 1/2" size from 3/4" outflow.

Alright, flaws and frustration........

The overflows are longer than I thought they would be so i don't think I can fit a y joint and still have room. Here is a photo. Image

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Ok 2. The fitting I have on there now is a T, meaning that the water would flow at approx 90 deg. angle. I am no engineering whiz, but that doesn't sound right. I think I can maybe cut an inch or 1 1/2" off the stools the fuge is on to lower it a bit, but then I may have to get a lower sump or keep the water level lower in the fuge.

Now for the return. It is going in the stand. I am going to need to veer it out the back and up and over. Can I just use curved pieces of PVC or would it be better to use flexible tubing?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Denise
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Postby Brad_608 on Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:17 pm

:lol:

kind of seen the OF and fuge water transfer problem coming

ereefics idea was the best one I came up with also

for the return:
it's all upto you
some do a pvc to top then add loc-lines to control spray directions

but you can get pretty creative here it depends on 1 how much flow control you want 2 where you want the flow

room problem:
if your saying that it hooks up fine below the overflow but then the angle or height of pipe to fuge isn't right you could
run away from T as is then add 2 small elbows to raise the pipe a bit and it would match up with the fuge
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Postby spbreeder on Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:37 pm

What if I lower the stools a little then used flexible tubing from the overflow to the fuge? It would be at a 70ish deg. angle. Would that be enough? I am concerned that if I run one whole overflow into the fuge It would be too much flow, and also it would reduce the total gph moving through the sump too much. ??????? Denise
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Postby Brad_608 on Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:43 pm

what kind of "flexible tubing"?
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Postby spbreeder on Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:20 pm

I dunno, the clear kind they sell by the foot, it comes on a huge roll.
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Postby spbreeder on Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:30 pm

I dunno, the clear kind they sell by the foot, it comes on a huge roll.
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Postby Brad_608 on Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:38 am

ok yes it would work if you can be sure it won't kink AT ALL!

you can buy a skinny insert for these that basically prevents kinks
with out sacrificing much flow

let me know what you come up with

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