plumbing

  1. Isolated Reef

    HELP: Aquatic Life RODI Drain Saddle Too Large

    Today I received my first RODI unit which is the aquatic life 4 stage RODI. Following the YouTube video from marine depot, I followed the steps and everything was going according to plan. I just drilled a hole above the p trap and come to find out that the drain saddle won’t fit as my pipe is...
  2. gunit

    Corner L Drop Off Build

    I'm starting to plan for a new tank that'll go in our freshly remodeled house and would love to get the communities thoughts/insights as this will be my first large build and definitely the most "integrated" one I've done. An by "integrated" I mean that I plan on doing a remote sump in the...
  3. BornHandy

    Plumbing and labeling in the sump area. Need suggestions!

    I know it's a little silly, but while I wait for a gate valve, I am just itching to work on my tank! I was thinking of labeling my plumbing lines. I keep making up reasons it might be practical, but in reality, I just want it all to look awesome. I have a vinyl cutter, so was thinking of...
  4. hockeyhead019

    RODI Plumbing Question

    Hey guys, So I just moved into the new house and I'm in the process of bringing over my equipment pre tank move. I used to have the RO/DI unit underneath a bathroom sink and the fittings mated up just fine. Now the new place has a basement with a wash sink right next to the washer and dryer...
  5. 7

    Exterior wall pass through

    Hi, I need to pass four 1.5"PVC pipes through an exterior stucco wall. I'm looking for ideas, pics and inspiration.... Thanks
  6. Bpainter3

    Return pump spitting bubbles (NOT the skimmer or water splashing)

    Hey everyone. My return pump is spitting bubbles randomly just a little here and there like it’s sucking air from somewhere. The plumbing is ran up the back of the tank not through the return slot in the over flow. As it says in the title it’s not the skimmer or water splashing I know this for a...
  7. Broadfield

    Illinois Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Complete Plumbing/Sump Setup

    I am selling my complete, custom Red Sea Reefer plumping setup and sump. I have $1450 worth of equipment and plumbing parts invested in the setup. This will fit the Red Sea Reefer 450 and the XL 525. Note: it will fit other Red Sea Reefer tanks with an appropriately sized custom stand. This...
  8. K

    Opening Fish Store Help Plumbing Tanks

    Hello Everyone, I'm opening a fish store and have been building my custom acrylic tanks for my store and I want to make sure my plumbing is rock solid to prevent issues in the future. I'm looking for a simple system to run nothing super fancy. My tanks are set up on metal racks and will be...
  9. F

    HELP with.....Reactor placement, plumbing and dosing.....

    Hey everyone, PLEASE bare with me as all my other tanks are AIO so I’ve never had to deal with any of this..... So my set up on my new 110g RR tank is coming alone slowly lol (too many costly issues coming up from sick kids to sick dog lol) total volume available if sump was FULL (which I hope...
  10. AwildcatsZ

    Glueless Locking PVC Fittings...Thoughts?

    I work as a landscape architect and one of our irrigation reps brought by some interesting products that I immediately thought would be great for plumbing my upcoming Reefer 250 Build. The product is PVC-Lock by Hydro-Rain. Rather than myself explaining it, here is the description per their...
  11. Hemmdog

    Replumbing a full and stocked 90, suggestions please

    hello, My 90gal is 7 months running. I plumbed it with a durso style drain which the noise level has always been fairly loud. Now that the tank is more established the plumbing seems to be getting even louder, my wife can’t take it anymore, she says I need to do something ASAP. So I’d like to...
  12. schneid0c

    93 gal cube build,sump, and frag system.

    Figured i would start a build thread for my new 93 gal cube. long story short i had a 55 gal tank build in my old house complete with sump and frag tank setup. moved to a new house and decided to try the all in one tank game. i hate it. i have not been happy with my 27 gal lagoon tank. great...
  13. reelss

    Deep Blue 80 Gallon Rimless Build

    So the 120 gallon is gone. All fish are gone. Hanging on to some corals and inverts in a temporary 20 gallon long. I have been working on the 80 gallon build, and taking my time with it. Here's the progress so far.
  14. nickkohrn

    Plumbing Problems — Help Needed

    I converted the metric plumbing of my Waterbox 100.3 to U.S. standard plumbing. I had no issues with the drains. However, I’m struggling with the return. Because of the length of the flow sensor for my Apex and the conversion fittings, I don’t have much room between the two barb fittings, where...
  15. nickkohrn

    Plumbing Question - Space-Limited

    I successfully converted the metric-plumbed drains on my Waterbox 100.3 to 1” drains. Now, I am in the process of figuring out how to plumb my return. It has been converted from metric to 3/4”, and now I’m compiling a list of parts to order. I want to have a manifold so that I can plumb in my...
  16. nickkohrn

    Plumbing Diameter for Return

    I’m into the plumbing stages of my first system with a sump. I have a Waterbox 100.3 that came with metric plumbing. I added unions and conversion fittings, which converted my two drains from 32mm to 1” and the return from 25mm to 3/4”. That is what happened below the tank. The pipes in the...
  17. Tangina20

    Using a return pump primarily for flow

    I have had a 40 breeder for a few months and coming from having nanos, sumps and plumbing are fairly new to me. I bought a used quiet one 4000(1022 gph) cut back with a valve and have a split return nozzle for my flow. I came across some forums saying to never use your return pump as a primary...
  18. choss

    Plumbing for flow

    I am about to plumb the return for my 96 gallon reef. I am using a Varios 6 pump, and I plan to run a manifold off this pump in addition to the return for the tank. The return bulkheads for my tank are 3/4" X2. The Varios 6 can push 1700 GPH. 'd like to maximize my flow and have the following...
  19. Cristy17

    I have no idea but want to add a manifold...please help

    I had a custom sump that is reversed, filter socks on the right as you face the sump, because I have a dedicated sump room behind the tank. It has been running for about 14 months. I would like to replace the Sicce Syncra 4.0 with an Apex Cor-15 return pump. I also would like to add an Avast...
  20. nickkohrn

    New to Plumbing - Help Needed

    I am awaiting the delivery of my Waterbox 100.3, and it will be my first experience dealing with a sump. I have already purchased some equipment that I'd like to hard-plumb into a manifold, and I will be purchasing some in the future that I'd like to add on to the manifold. Following is the...
  21. choss

    Sump & Refugium Advice

    I would love advice on a design I am considering for a new build. In my current build I have a smaller sump (ruby cube 20" Trigger sump) and run the refugium in the section next to the skimmer along with some live rock for good measure. What I don't like about this setup is 1). its tight and...
  22. Lylelovett

    Union plumbing question...

    Hi all, I am in the midst of plumbing my 1.5" ghost overflow bean-animal to my sump. On one side of a union I didn't get the PVC pushed all the way in - about a 3/16" space between the end of pvc and the bottom of the union. If I use it on my main drain am I asking for flow/noise/siphon...
  23. BoSalman

    Sockless with a huge splash!

    Hello everyone, So i tried to go sockless for a full day just to try and see how it goes. I wa amazed by the big increase in noise levels from the drain line as well as the huge splashing that was going on! I've got an old photo i took before running my setup to give you an idea about where...
  24. BlueWorldJeff

    Installing RO Faucet in sink

    I'm installing a RO faucet on my sink and want to use the hole where the current dishwasher overflow drain is. Can anyone tell me if this green "Y" (and the overflow above the sink) is necessary for the dishwasher drain? Could i go directly into the garbage disposal from the dishwasher? I...
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