Jump to content

Plumbing question


Lowman
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have 2 3/4" returns and 2 1" drains on my new tank. It is glass so i don't want to drill it. My question is could I use the two returns as closed loop drains and return the water over the back of the tank? I would still use the 1" drains to drain into the sump and plumb the return pump over the back also.

 

Or do any of you folks have a better idea?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think ya would halfto plump them eather over the overflow to inside the tank or bulkhead the side of the overflow . Ya just cant take the water from inside the overflow because it is also feeding your sump and the combined returns would be to much for the overflows to handle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Or do any of you folks have a better idea?

 

Is this the Tech120?

 

you will have nothing but headaches and microbubbles if you use the overflow to plumb a CL.

 

Unless you were to drill through the overflow, and put bulkheads on the inside of the tank. Then connect to the overflow drains.

 

Pick up a set of Tunzes or Vortechs and call it a day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is this the Tech120?

 

you will have nothing but headaches and microbubbles if you use the overflow to plumb a CL.

 

Unless you were to drill through the overflow, and put bulkheads on the inside of the tank. Then connect to the overflow drains.

 

Pick up a set of Tunzes or Vortechs and call it a day.

 

I agree with Jon. Just buy a nice set of Tunzes or Vortechs!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...