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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.
OK, I purchased 2 Street Elbows and 2 regular 90 degree elbows (only difference is mine are schedule 80 (gray)), and mine wont fit in the overflow box. are the schedule 80 fitting bigger??? i know they have a thicker wall but i though outside dimension is same as your schedule 40 (white ones), I think we have same overflow box (3 ports, 1200 gph). no matter what I do, I cant get them to fit, I cant rotate it enough to get the next one in the hole next to it, or even the emergency pipe in last hole, please help???
 
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OK, I purchased 2 Street Elbows and 2 regular 90 degree elbows (only difference is mine are schedule 80 (gray)), and mine wont fit in the overflow box. are the schedule 80 fitting bigger??? i know they have a thicker wall but i though outside dimension is same as your schedule 40 (white ones), I think we have same overflow box (3 ports, 1200 gph). no matter what I do, I cant get them to fit, I cant rotate it enough to get the next one in the hole next to it, or even the emergency pipe in last hole, please help???
With out a side by side comparison I do think the sch 80 are larger than 40. Maby try doing the emergency in the middle one and elbows on the outsides..
 

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With out a side by side comparison I do think the sch 80 are larger than 40. Maby try doing the emergency in the middle one and elbows on the outsides..
I tried the emergency in middle, won’t fit. I think what I will do is just run main wide open, see pics attached. Or I can go buy some schedule 40 and see if it fits.
 

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Yeah, that was my one worry but you are now the 3rd person that’s told me that running it wide open is ok and quiet. I really doubt something like a snail can get into my overflow box and down my main drain, weir is way too small for that.
 
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I have a question for you, did you glue in all your drains leading into the sump at the bulkhead? because I don't have them glued right now, don't think i need to glue them as the water pressure is going in line with the drain into the sump. I assume you did glue your pipe into the bulkhead leaving from your return pump? Let me know if you need pics to show exactly where I'm talking about.
 
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So I have asked around in local groups and lfs most everyone says glue them all. The drains will build up salt creep if not
 

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So I have asked around in local groups and lfs most everyone says glue them all. The drains will build up salt creep if not
Yes, I’ve been told anything that is not in the sump, tank or overflow box, glue it, so I will be gluing everything and using unions wherever I can so if I need to remove something I can.
 
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Update:
Not much has changed as far as the tank goes. However we have made progress on the other project in the house. Been drywalling and cutting tile all last week. It's moving along well. However there is a new setback. The drain lines from out AC unit that go through the exterior wall have been allowing water to leak into the guest room soaking the drywall and carpet....so now instead of one project taking money from the tank I have 2. Guess that's how it goes when you own your own home. Looks like I'm going to have to pull up the carpet and rip out some of the walls to get it dried out. So I can see how bad it is.
 

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Update:
Not much has changed as far as the tank goes. However we have made progress on the other project in the house. Been drywalling and cutting tile all last week. It's moving along well. However there is a new setback. The drain lines from out AC unit that go through the exterior wall have been allowing water to leak into the guest room soaking the drywall and carpet....so now instead of one project taking money from the tank I have 2. Guess that's how it goes when you own your own home. Looks like I'm going to have to pull up the carpet and rip out some of the walls to get it dried out. So I can see how bad it is.
It always seems like you start your project/build and it leads to other mini projects associated with it. Good luck on your other projects.
 
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It always seems like you start your project/build and it leads to other mini projects associated with it. Good luck on your other projects.
Well we started the bathroom at the same time as the tank. Bathroom is just costing more than we expected. Now the water Leak is not helping things.
 

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Dropping in with cable management ideas. I just set up the Fiji 32ext this past weekend. I am using their matching cabinet. Below are some items i used to keep things clean with the smaller space I'm working with.

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Is that double sided tape to hold things up? I've tried that but it eventually wears out so just curious of name brand you're using (if that's what you're using to keep that large power strip up). Btw I've had the Fijicube int 81 gallon for 2+ years now congrats.
 

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Is that double sided tape to hold things up? I've tried that but it eventually wears out so just curious of name brand you're using (if that's what you're using to keep that large power strip up). Btw I've had the Fijicube int 81 gallon for 2+ years now congrats.

Link below. Best double sided tape I've used.

 
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Well finally got a chance to finish the plumbing and get everything glued together this morning. Couple leaky bulkheads but solar so good. Extremely happy with how quiet this is even with out tuning the gatevalve. The electrician should hopefully be out in the next week or so to run my 20A circuit for this. Then I can move it in and start the cycle.
With the recent price increases of almost everything I started looking into other lighting options. Think I have made my mind up on a 2 ft illumagic blaze x with one of their light strips.
 

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Well finally got a chance to finish the plumbing and get everything glued together this morning. Couple leaky bulkheads but solar so good. Extremely happy with how quiet this is even with out tuning the gatevalve. The electrician should hopefully be out in the next week or so to run my 20A circuit for this. Then I can move it in and start the cycle.
With the recent price increases of almost everything I started looking into other lighting options. Think I have made my mind up on a 2 ft illumagic blaze x with one of their light strips.
Looks great. Do you have any room to spare for ato tank as it looks flush against stand?
 
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Right, my point was you might want to leave some space between it and cabinet/stand for spillage etc, but you can easily move it some once low/empty.
I have a couple inches between it and the sump. I'm thinking about making a sliding shelf to put it on to make it easier to fill.
 

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