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I think you use 90 street elbows correct?
I was just at home depot on my way to get my son. Those are what I needed....however I bought 3/4 instead of 1" so ill go back tomorrow and get the right ones.
 

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You absolutely have the room to run a bean animal in the Fiji 1200gph overflow, I'm running it on my current setup.
Can you take some pics and post it, id love to see a template of how i will setup my plumbing when it comes time for that.
 

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Hopefully these help.
So you do have one open siphon. The way I have seen it done is 2 siphons, one higher than the other, low one is main drain (which usually has gate or ball valve on it) and second is higher but below emergency drain and contains a vacuum break (usually a hole drilled into top of fitting) creating a partial siphon.
 

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So you do have one open siphon. The way I have seen it done is 2 siphons, one higher than the other, low one is main drain (which usually has gate or ball valve on it) and second is higher but below emergency drain and contains a vacuum break (usually a hole drilled into top of fitting) creating a partial siphon.
That's exactly how it is.
 

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That's exactly how it is.
And how is that working for you? Have you always had it that way? Only issue is that you don’t have any safeguard for a snail or worse yet, a fish going down the open siphon. With the elbows, it’s a little harder for something to go down it.
 

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I am wondering what is the internal dems. on the stand. just in case I cant get the sump with it and need to use a cheap petco tank.
 
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I am wondering what is the internal dems. on the stand. just in case I cant get the sump with it and need to use a cheap petco tank.
I can get you exact dimensions this afternoon if needed but the stand is half inch plywood I think so that would make it 35x22 ish I believe.
I don't want to take over @ks2509 's thread any more, but due to the design of the internal weir this is highly unlikely.
Thanks for the pics I have an idea know of what I want to try. Just have to find the pieces I need.
 
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Found what I was looking for at another homedepot on the other side of town. 2 90 degree street fittings and 2 regular 90s and boom.
 

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Cabinet lighting has arrived. Electrician is coming tomorrow to run a new dedicated circuit. Hopefully finish the plumbing and glue everything this weekend and start the leak check.
 

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just so you know I might be enjoying this build as much as you are :)
but no rush my build is taking for ever....
 
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