How to turn a reef ready (RR) 125g tank with megaflows into a full-siphon drain system

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  1. ReeferBob

    ReeferBob Valuable Member

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    I just did this and made a quick video. I hope someone gets some use out of it.

     
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    Very nice. Ive been wanting to try this on my 65.
    Maybe I'll head over to home depot after work.
     
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    Nice video! we opted to remove the mega flows on our 220 build and add a 20'' synergy reef overflow but what you have done looks like a good upgrade from standard set up
     
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    Thank you. This was excellent.
     
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    Are all 4 drains 1" or (2) 1" and (2) 3/4"? I have a 224g with a 36s trigger. All 4 of my Bulks are 1".
     
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    2 1" and 2 3/4". Realistically, unless you have a very powerful pump, you could go with the 3/4" drains as the primaries and the 1" as the open channels. Also I totally redid the return plumbing on this so that the pipe is not visible from the tank or in the tank at all. Much better now but I added a bit more head to the pump. These Jebaos are really great! 6 feet of head and still plenty of flow!

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    That does look very nice. Thank you
    I'll probably do (4) 1" drains and for return either 1" or 1 1/4"
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Jonty Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I did the same thing on my 300DD but just used Maggie mufflers on the non siphon returns, even doing that with 1" returns I can not get more that 2000GPH through the drains
     
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    Did wonders for my Marineland 180 dual corner 1472831791177.jpg
     
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    Did you have holes in all 4 Herbies or just only the 2?
     
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    Hope to do this one day..
     
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