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Vadafallon
01/29/2012, 06:12 PM
Ok so i took my marineland 60 cube back and picked up a Deep blue rimless 60 gallon cube =). It is predrilled in the back left. It has two holes in the bottom left so i drilled my stand accordingly. This is going to make the return line and overflow a lot shorter it seems.

My main question is for the over flow i was told to use pvc and just go straight up and over. So 90 degree joint, 90 degree joint and then another one pointing out towards the tank. It sticks up behind the overflow and is an eye sore. What can i do to correct this?

Suggestions. Also pics are better since i am more visual. =)

This is how it would look
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6785785929/" title="photo(15) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6785785929_b3d671170c.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(15)"></a>

I think that is a little much of an eye sore..

Top down view

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6785782055/" title="photo(12) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6785782055_affd110725.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(12)"></a>

Top two holes coming down from the tank

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6785784597/" title="photo(14) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6785784597_08df740dfe.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="photo(14)"></a>

This leaves very little room for the hoses. They will be short from the return pump to here and from the overflow section to the filter sock area.

She is a nice looking tank though!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6785781209/" title="photo(11) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6785781209_2fb63a60f4.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(11)"></a>

jamesdean3
01/29/2012, 06:18 PM
make those holes much bigger at the bottom of your stand. One nudge of the tank and you could have a leak there. also if you need to repair/replace a bulkhead in the future , it doesn't look like you have access to them currently without taking down the tank. To correct the eye sore, why don't you just take out the top up and over part and 90 degree it right off the stand pipe out the cutout of the overflow box?

Vadafallon
01/29/2012, 06:26 PM
How much bigger should i make those holes? Maybe a big square section so i have more room to get to it?

Is there an issue with just doing the 90 degree deal? I was wondering about that myself.

jbax
01/29/2012, 06:58 PM
just cut the stand pipe shorter and use one 90. once you pass the overflow lip use locl line. like jamesdean said make those holes bigger but make sure the rim of the tank is still supported. you will have to be able to switch bulkheads if need be.

Vadafallon
01/29/2012, 07:34 PM
Should I split the return with the lock line and run it out both sides of the return?

Vadafallon
01/29/2012, 08:11 PM
Semms like if i split it, i could actually turn the flow up a bit and get a bit more GPH. Is my train of thought correct on that?

Vadafallon
01/30/2012, 08:56 AM
Seems like if i split it, i could actually turn the flow up a bit and get a bit more GPH. Is my train of thought correct on that?

Anyone?

jbax
01/30/2012, 07:05 PM
as long as it doesn't effect your durso drain, it's fine to split the returns. and yes in splitting your returns you will loose head pressure. so open it as much as your drain will take. it will also create random flow, so your tank doesn't turn into cyclone.

Vadafallon
01/30/2012, 07:50 PM
Ok here is what i have so far. Am i missing anything? Should i split the flow of the return? Nothing is connected permanently yet.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6792979029/" title="photo(20) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6792979029_a56a96e80c.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(20)"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6792977131/" title="photo(17) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6792977131_d62c7f3834.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(17)"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6792976321/" title="photo(18) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6792976321_1396bb6d84.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="photo(18)"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaswhudson/6792975279/" title="photo(19) by oosalx, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6792975279_35b8dc32da.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="photo(19)"></a>

fish220
01/30/2012, 08:21 PM
I also have a 60 gal deep blue cube, almost finished with the stand. Your setup looks really nice. What sumo is that? Is it custom, if so where did you purchase? Looks like it fits well under the cube.

Vadafallon
01/30/2012, 08:35 PM
Sumo? Oh you mean sump! Its from Triggersys. Yeah it is a 18x18 sump. I think it is 21 gallons and very well thought out. I have seen video reviews and that is why i got it. Very well made. Here is there site. http://triggersys.com/

Vadafallon
01/31/2012, 07:25 AM
Can i add an attachment to the bulkhead to convert it to 1 inch pvc? WIll this open up the flow a little bit or am i still restrained by the bulk head being 3/4 inch?

Also, should i split the returns? Benefits?

fish220
01/31/2012, 07:45 AM
Sumo? Oh you mean sump! Its from Triggersys. Yeah it is a 18x18 sump. I think it is 21 gallons and very well thought out. I have seen video reviews and that is why i got it. Very well made. Here is there site. http://triggersys.com/

Thanks for the information! Yes, I meant sump ;)

Did you purchase your sump from Triggersys directly or did you find the sump on one of the retailers websites?

Looking forward to watching your setup come to life, hopefully I am not long behind you with my tank.... I still need lights, protein skimmer, sump, under tank plumbing, and a return pump, rocks, sand, test kits, still a bit of a list!

-S

Vadafallon
01/31/2012, 07:56 AM
I got it directly from them. I just sent them an email of what my specs were for my tank and asked what they recommended. 18x18 turned out to be my best option.

Vadafallon
02/05/2012, 08:58 AM
I need some more help please. Not getting enough draining in the overflow pipe.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19835819#post19835819

here is the thread.