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    Some Plumbing for Nikki

    Well here is what I have come up with for your closed loop babe. Take a peek and let me know and I will start punching in some holes and plumbing.
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    WOW!!!!

    Looks awesome! Drill away! Can't wait to get it home and see for myself. I didn't see any Mojo brands anywhere in the drawing....hmmm.....I hope that's a good sign.
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    While it looks nice and great for a plumbing diagram for the space shuttle, I see a whole lot of failure points for plumbing seals to leak.

    Call me a follower of the KISS theory. But really, keeping it extra simple has helped me in the past.

    Just my opinion. Too many joints unions and o-rings to seep.

    Drill away though, I'd love to have that much control and current in my tank.
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    I think you will get good random flow both up and down on this concept. with the MBV, it should be real skookum, lol. I am going to try to stuff the return from sump line in one of the overflows. Do you have some dimensions on the pipe coming out of the pump????


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    Do you have an alturnative Rocky???
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    I'll get that for ya, Mike....and post in a little bit.
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    what is an Overflow Throff?

    i am guessing that it is somekind of coast to coast thingy.

    looks good. looks very similar to a system i designed for someone else's 150. they wanted a center overflow for the sump though.

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    Yea G~ its a connecting overflow that spans between the two coner overflows, its about 3 inches deep. I like them as they pull the whole top of the water off the surface of the tank. great from removing detritus.


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    throff is actually a word!

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    i guess it also goes with the duraso standpipe. Mike you been playing with the clams to much.

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    Throff!

    I think mike meant trough lol.

    Looks really nice! I can hardly wait to see that baby in action!
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    i know flow is everything, but could you use a slightly smaller pump? if you could, then you could put the inlets up in the THROFF. that would keep two less holes in the viewable area. it would also keep critters from getting sucked up against the inlets.

    another suggestion is to put a drain right next to the pump inlet with a ball valves on non-pump side and a ball valve on the outlet side of the pump. that way if you have to service the pump you do not need to drain as much water out of the CLS.

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    On the CL input, why are you sucking in from two points?

    I don't see anything wrong with so many holes, if you make one you just assume make a dozen. Nice work Mike!

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    Why do a dozen holes? 10 outputs, 2 inputs for a closed loop?

    I dunno, but I just think that is excessive.........on a 100 gallon tank? I think you could cut that in half and still have 1 input 4 outputs and still have tons of circulation.

    I really didn't mean to bash the design so don't get me wrong, but all it takes is one lower mounted leaking 0-ring to make that dreaded 3:00 a.m. "silence of the pumps".

    The trough overflow is great, but all you really need are 3-4 outflows up at the top back water level to circulate water in many dirrections, even behind the reef rock.
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    Hey mike,
    Why the extra outlets on the bottom and no spray bar? I am going with a design quite similar for my 150.
    Scott

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