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plumbing help

  1. F

    Overflow plumbing question

    I recently purchased a used 90g aquarium that I am trying to clean up and get started. It has in internal overflow with 3 holes drilled in it: two holes are drilled for 3/4" pipe & one (in the middle) is drilled for 1" pipe. It was set up with a herbie overflow before- the two drains were the...
  2. Reefacist

    DIY expert plumbing help needed

    Hello guys I have been working on my 120gallon/40breeder sump forquite some time now. finally time to PLUMB and I have a couple questions. Below are pictures of what I drew. I have been thinking about this for 2 days and I think I have FINALLY decided on the design but would love any...
  3. TheReefArchitect

    DIY Drilling & plumbing

    I've recently purchased a 600x400x400 optiwhite nano tank and plan on drilling the tank myself. I haven't ordered and plumbing or started drilling the tank so i thought i best check with someone more experienced than myself. What is the best design / setup to run. I had ideally wanted to...
  4. Xandalf

    Low Profile overflow plumbing question

    So, I've seen this style of low profile overflow that is a lot cheaper than the type that has a whole box attached to the back of the tank. The problem Is, I'm not finding a whole lot on how to plumb this type of overflow. Just seems like if I just drill a hole, attach a bulkhead and silicone...
  5. |Tom the Bomb|

    Fleece filter roller help

    I really want to replace the socks with a clarisea roller on my new Red Sea tank that I'm soon setting up but I heard that installing and plumbing it is hard. how do I plumb the roller inlet onto the downflow. I dont think it’s possible to do that cuz of all the glass baffles and the sock...
  6. SteveG_inDC

    Which fittings go here?

    I am connecting a pump with 3/4" FPT inlet, 3/4" MPT outlet to a 1" system. This is for my water mixing station. I figure I'll need unions and ball valves, but I'm staring at websites for PVC fittings and getting super confused. The bushings I found only reduce from 1" FPT to 3/4" FPT as far as...
  7. D

    Red Sea Reefer 170 plumbing

    I am looking to buy a red sea reefer 170 tank only for $250 CAD soon, the only thing is it comes with none of the plumbing, return nozzles, overflow strainers, sump or stand. This is okay with me, I can make a good stand, and I have a spare sump. The only thing is I have no idea how to do the...
  8. C

    Herbie Overflow getting split and going into 2 filter socks or E-valve into one sock and overflow into another?

    So here is the thing I am currently new and plumbing my first tank. I am doing a Herbie overflow because that seems to be what fits on a tank that has 2 bulkheads. Essentially I have a sump with 2 filter socks and outlets to get plumbed to those filter socks. What I am trying to do is maximize...
  9. Schwartzy

    NEED OPINIONS - Custom 50g Acrylic Tank Plumbing

    Hello all, I have once again come to seek your advice and knowledge. I recently acquired a custom 50 gallon acrylic tank with a back wall overflow. (pictures are included below). This will be plumbed into a Trigger Systems Ruby 30 sump. I am looking at having this tank set up towards the end of...
  10. Crystal.Clear

    My First Plumbing! need Helps, Tips, and Ideas( please see the pictures)

    My First Plumbing! need Helps, Tips, and Ideas( please see the pictures) Hi guys hope everyone doing well these days. I'm gonna start with the story about my stand first. I visited my local fish shop to buy some snails and end up buying that stand ( I'm sure you all have those moments)...
  11. Seanbugeja

    Mixing station plumbing help!

    Hey all. A little question about my mixing station. Currently designing it. I intend to set up 3 reservoirs one with rodi, 2 with salt mix to be connected to my auto aqua awc (auto water changer). I'll be doing daily water changes of 10 litres (650 litre aquarium). I need two tanks with salt...
  12. B

    Needing some advice on my 300 Gallon tank build

    Hello, I am designing and building my 2nd custom tank stand with sump set up and I am looking for some pointers on a few different things. This is going to be a Brackish tank that will eventually be saltwater, so I am planning ahead with equipment spacing to make the transition easier as my...
  13. avgreen

    Coral Only Tank Build Ideas

    Hey guys, So I am a college student who has been successfully keeping coral for about two years now and I do aquarium set-ups, breakdowns, and maintenance for one of my LFS but need some other kind of income because as I progress in college, my schedule is getting crazier because I am trying to...
  14. SteveG_inDC

    Q about plumbing laundry sink for fish room

    Hi, I am installing a laundry sink for the workroom behind my in-wall tank and wanted to know if there is some special kind of trap I should install. In previous reef tank setups I've had problems resulting from sand ending up in my house's plumbing system, probably from my emptying buckets of...
  15. DirtDiggler2823

    Coralife Twist X12 Fittings

    I have a coralife twist x12 that I'd like to integrate into the build going up tomorrow, but the fittings that came with the kit are no good. What size fitting goes directly to the UV Sterilizer body? I'd like to hard plumb this with PVC, and tie it into a manifold, as I believe this will be...
  16. D

    Starting a 46 gallon bow front reef, any suggestions welcomed

    I recently purchased a second hand 46 gallon bow front with the stand and was going to upgrade my current nano 10 gallon to this new tank at some point. I have never drilled a tank before but I have drilled glass before so I'm confident I can do this. The tank has a tempered glass sticker so I...
  17. Jtfortune3

    SUMP & PLUMBING DESIGN.. Need Critique!

    Hey there so I’m setting up a 125 display tank and plan to design the plumbing and have already made the sump. I decided to make a graphic in photoshop of my design and need some help on what I could do better or what could be wrong with this design. Never had a tank with a sump nor this size...
  18. F

    New 75 gallon build!

    Hello everyone! Several weeks ago I posted a potential plumbing build for my first ever reef tank. I received some great feedback (mostly about drilling the tank), so I took the plunge and had it drilled. I then spent a lot of time researching and planning and have what I now think might be...
  19. S

    please critique my blueprint (setup) - i'm a novice

    ***apologies in advance - the information may be totally off*** i have tried to skim various forums and information online, but just wasn't able to find an appropriate forum which have lots of active members with good knowledge, until i came across reef2reef hello all, i've been in and out of...
  20. F

    Hello

    Hello everyone, I’m new to Reef 2 Reef, new to posting threads on forums, and most importantly new to reef aquariums! You could say I’m the newbiest of newbs. I’m reaching out for my first post to ask about the plumbing on my first ever tank. I have a 75Gallon tank and unfortunately it’s not...
  21. Mitch Summerford

    HELP Waterbox 130 Plumbing for Dummy

    Hello, I have a Waterbox 130.4 ordered and I want to get all of the plumbing parts I need before it gets here. I emailed @Waterbox Aquariums and got the dumbest answer. "There are many different versions over the years, but they are all similar so I'm not sure exactly what you will get."...
  22. Squishy

    New 210

    Hi All, I am just starting to setup a 210 dual mega flow tank. Right now I am designing the plumbing, or at least trying to. I am going to be running a DC return pump that is rated 3100gph @24 feet head pressure, hence the idea I have for the overflows. The sump was just a quick sketch to show...
  23. nickkohrn

    Need Assistance with Plumbing Decision

    I am working on putting together a new frag system. It will consist of a 40-gallon breeder and a Bashsea Smart Series sump. The sump has three 1.5" drain connections, which is helpful as I intend to use a Bean Animal configuration. However, that is where I need your assistance as I decided to...
  24. Zoaologist

    Closed loop help

    I’m getting ready to do a closed loop on a massive reef tank. This tank is 20’ long by 4’ wide. I drew up a diagram on the computer of how I’m thinking it should be, hopefully you can understand it. I wrote next to everything to tell what it is. If you see anything you would change please let me...
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