Waterbox 130.4 Refugium

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  1. onetootreefor

    onetootreefor Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey everyone...

    Just got my waterbox in yesterday and I want to convert the ato in the sump to a Refugium...

    I saw another member on here use a t fitting on the return line to tie in a gate valve that feeds into the ato to allow it to spill over into the skimmer and return chambers.

    My question is what size t fitting will I need to get to tie into the return line. Here is a pic for reference [​IMG]
     
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    Whoops wrong forum!
     
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    I don’t know the answer to your question, but that looks like a great set up. I have the same tank, this makes me regret going with the return pump i chose and no manifold. I may feed a Fuge their with a maxi jet.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I found out the new waterbox plumbing is sent out with a t on the return line that includes a standard ½” threaded output![​IMG]
     
  6. Brian Coble

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    Hello, I bought the 70.3 water box aquarium and I too am looking for a way to tie in a refugium. I am very confused on how to go about doing this?
     
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    If you have a new one with the new plumbing your return line should have a ¼” threaded out put on the t going up to the tank. You can just tie in 1/4” pvc from there to where you want to run the Refugium.
     
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    Thank you for the tip greatly appreciated
     
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