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Macbeth417

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This is somewhat of a double post, but I wanted to get it in the right place:

This is my first design for plumbing my new tank.


Over all specs:
http://students.washington.edu/eanders/Tank%20design1.1.jpg

Plumbing design:
http://students.washington.edu/eanders/Tank%20plumb%20design1.1.jpg


I still have to draw out sump configuration.


Basic Flow overview:

2X 1" Durso's @ 600 gph max apiece flowing into sump at much lower gph to reduce micro bubbles, sounds and incase one clogs. Return back up into overflow and spray out sides on SCWD ran by Quite One 4000 in sump= rated 1017GPH.

The rest of the flow will be a closed loop SCWD to opposite ends
ran by Quite One 6000= 1506 gph

So with head and elbows Im thinking we are looking at an overall flow of about 1700-2000GPH. I hope.

This design calls for drilling 7 holes:

3X bulkhead in overflow: 2 for Durso's 1 for return
2X bulk heads in side of over flow: One each side for output of SCWD
2X holes in each far end top to place closed loop returns through.


Im new to fixed pumbing and and want to make sure I have a solid design before I get out the Dewalt and drill away.

-Erik
 

aquariumdebacle

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same answer

I still recommend te double inch and half drain. Should fit in the overflow. Make sure that you drill anti-siphon holes(1/8") to prevent draining the tank
 

Macbeth417

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Won't it only drain down to the level of the intake on the durso (guess theres no reason not to drill it though) I have a check valve on pump return line.
 

Macbeth417

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HUH ? The amount that can back flow through the Duso's will easily be taken care of by the extra sump volume. None-the-less I will use the syphon breaks.

-Erik
 

Macbeth417

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Here's a link to the most recent design. All added was the back to the closed loop:
http://students.washington.edu/eanders/Tank%20plumb%20design1.2.jpg

I am still working on the back syphon problem.
aquariumdebacle: I was y being a dumbas* I thought you meant the standpipes, but now I see that you are most likley talking about the returns at the sides of the overflow syphoning back. I am still working out how to remidy that. I have check valve in the line, but I need to do something to ensure the syphon breaks.

-Erik
 
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