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Hi folks, looking for a bit of feedback on plumbing a new sump.

Is there any reason these sweep elbows (both, from out of the weir and into the sump) are a bad idea?

I wanted to add a union for eventual maintenance and the sweeps seems to add a better flow, at least to me...

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I don’t see any problem with that. If in the future you ever want to go with hard plumbing, you can get that same curve with what are called 45° “street elbows.” But you look good for now, so congratulations and I hope you have a lot of fun enjoying your tank. :)
 
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I don’t see any problem with that. If in the future you ever want to go with hard plumbing, you can get that same curve with what are called 45° “street elbows.” But you look good for now, so congratulations and I hope you have a lot of fun enjoying your tank. :)

Great, thanks for the speedy reply! I like the idea of hard plumbing, just want top make sure I have the flow down first.
 
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That and you do not want the weight of the pipes filled with water putting pressure on the bulkheads.

Saving images for a proper build thread at some point, but thought I'd share some minor progress on securing the flex pipe.

For now, paracord will do. Eventually I'd like to add nylon webbing/straps.

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Saving images for a proper build thread at some point, but thought I'd share some minor progress on securing the flex pipe.

For now, paracord will do. Eventually I'd like to add nylon webbing/straps.

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If you can, get some hanger as far left as possible. The less weight pulling down on the bulkheads the better.
 
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