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Macbeth417

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So I thought I would let you all know that Im a few steps closer to my 110gallon reef (two month since I started working on it).

I have an IAP (60X18X24) 110gal with larger center-back stealth overflow (trapezoid). It's almost coming time to plumb this baby and I was wondering how others went about this. I want two 1" durso standpipes. Is that too much to stick in that overflow or will that work?

Here's the thinking behind it. I want two in order to reduce the flow down each pipe. I am having 2000gph total flow in my tank, but only about 500gph will be going through the sump system (this is based off my skimming capacity with a euroreef 6-2+ run by a 500gph Sedra).
SOOOO....
I'm thinking two standpipes would greatly reduce the flow through each, thus reducing noise and micro bubbles by lowering speed of flow and suction. Also, I think the redundancy of having two encase one clogs is just a better way to go about it.

So what the verdict? Anyone with this overflow, can house two one inch Durso's ???

Anyone want to help me drill and set the plumbing up? Im new to tank mutilation :rolleyes:

-Erik
 

jlehigh

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I have the same tank with the mamoth overflow! I am sorry I haven't advice for you as I am facing the same dilema and am farther behind in the process than you. I will be staying tuned to see your progress!
 

Macbeth417

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Seattle, WA
jlehigh:

Tank is comming along well, but I need to find a job to support it. (Look ma' I go this'a here College degree from UW, now what do I do?)

I suggest you take a look at my recent threads on the topic. I have been a bit of a loud mouth about planning, but this is my first large reef and I need the help. I have gotten some invaluable information from people here at PSAS and at RC, so if you have any question pretaining to tank setup and the way I will be going about something, just shoot me a PM. I'm always up to bounce ideas around.

Current Plumbing Design:
http://students.washington.edu/eanders/Tank%20plumb%20design2.0.jpg

Recent Plumbing Thread:
http://www.thepsas.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=725


Current Sump Design:
http://students.washington.edu/eanders/Macbeth%20sump%201.3.jpg

Recent Sump Thread:
http://www.thepsas.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=770


Good Luck! :)

-Erik
 
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