Plumbing

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    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok I am getting the Vectra s1 and was wondering how I should go about plumbing it in so I can also put in a manifold. like what size pipe and fittings.
     
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    Well don't listen to me because I don't know what I'm doing. I just bought one and a quarter inch PVC which I'm planning to use for everything that runs down hill or sideways, and 1 in PVC for everything that goes uphill. Following
     
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    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    see I wasn't sure if I should use 1/2" or 3/4"
     
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    Blind leading the blind. I'll standby. Bump
     
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    Ideally you should size your plumbing to match the output of the pump. If the pump comes set up for 1 1/4 that will give you the best flow. Sometimes that is a larger than ideal so you can step down as necessary to save space and money. Just keep in mind that any reduction will reduce flow.
     
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    Looks like the S1 is set up for 3/4 output. That is likely what the flow and head figures are based on. Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong.
     
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