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I am starting a new 90 gallon mixed reef tank. It’s been a slow process. I’ve been buying everything brand new. I got a 20 gallon long tank and baffle kit but decided it’s too small so I was thinking of getting either a sapphire 39, emerald 39 or Fiji 36. As I start the build I will add more pics.

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So I’m trying to figure out how to plumb my tank. I have the aqueon overflow accessory kit. The bulk heads are 2 different sizes. The intake one is smaller than the return. I want to hard plumb it but having trouble figuring out what I need all
 
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Nice set up. On my 90, I ended up using the two predrilled holes on my 90 for a nervier drain and went over the top for the return.
Thank you. What is a nervier drain? My sump has 3 slots for filter socks and I’m trying to figure out the best plumbing. I have a canopy so I figured all my plumbing will be underneath.
 
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Congrats on the new 90 setup David. Love my 90 gallon, perfect size imo. Will follow especially because my 15 year old Marineland tank has a slow pin leak and now purchasing likely an Aqueon/ Seapora. Curious as to how you find all the seals etc on setup. Let us know please. Happy reefing!
 

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Ha, sorry autocorrect got me. Was supposed to be herbie (primary drain below water through smaller hole and emergency backup through larger). I have the back up going into the main chamber of the sump above the water so it’s obvious if water is going down it.
 
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Congrats on the new 90 setup David. Love my 90 gallon, perfect size imo. Will follow especially because my 15 year old Marineland tank has a slow pin leak and now purchasing likely an Aqueon/ Seapora. Curious as to how you find all the seals etc on setup. Let us know please. Happy reefing!
I haven’t filled it with water yet but I’ll let you know when I do. The seals look good though
 
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Ha, sorry autocorrect got me. Was supposed to be herbie (primary drain below water through smaller hole and emergency backup through larger). I have the back up going into the main chamber of the sump above the water so it’s obvious if water is going down it.
Lol. Ah ok
 
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