- Jun 24, 2020
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I haven't gotten to that point yet. Increasing my manifold to 1" and ordering parts today from BRS...so that has consumed some of my time. Also, plan to go ahead and incorporate a 40 watt UV while I'm doing all the plumbing. Initially, I was going to use a portable UV (green killing machine), but decided to plumb it now while access is the easiest.How have you/are you plumbing the pipes in the overflow box? IM calls it bean animal but I have been researching bean animal and it has the u bend pipes on the ends of the straight primary and secondary drain pipes.
Are the side panels of your stand doors like the one in this build?Yepper, that's the ticket; thanks! I thought that was an option, but it seems they include it now.
Ironically, I was just thinking about that last night. I'll have an answer and update you over the weekend as many plumbing parts and an Aqua Ultraviolet Classic Inline UV Sterilizer (57 Watt) arrive tomorrow, hopefully. The UV will reside under the manifold and I am not sure how far out it will be away from the stand. Ideally, it will be no further than 6" as I would like it as close to the load bearing wall as possible. I did not reinforce floor joists.
6" was the magic number (for me). I wanted to go out another inch, but there is a tray ceiling in the master which prevented me from moving it further. Otherwise the lights would not be in the center of the tank.
Those are slip bulkheads. You glue pipe directly into them. The threads are only for the nut to tighten it to the tank! Do not attempt to screw a fitting onto the outside thread of a bulkhead. It will not fit and it will leak! You should watch this video before plumbing: