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Reply #30

Looks like a top quality cabinet that.  :glad:

Should do a diagram of the sump so you can plan it properly  :glad:
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Reply #31

Will do a diagram of sump tomorrow, be good to get some ideas currently thinking of running Siporax but not 100% sure yet

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Reply #32

Looking  :cool:

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Reply #33

 :undecided:anyone know do I use the solvent weld glue to join pipe work to this gate valve?

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Reply #34

Yes Amo....just apply it around the end of the pipe and not into the sleeve. Do about the same amount up the pipe so it basically matches the depth of the sleeve. Insert it and give it a quick turn....wipe the excess off and then leave for a while!

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Reply #35

Pipework all done just gonna leave for 24hrs, there's no rush as can't fill before 23rd Feb anyway

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Reply #36

Sump layout,  I do have a phos reactor which I may add not sure yet. Feel I could make better use burnt sure how, what section should I put heaters?

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Reply #37

Sump

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Reply #38

I have my heater in the second to last chamber just before the return section about an inch below the top of the last baffle mounted horizontally so the water has no choice but to flow around it.

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Reply #39

Excellent job with the plumbing.  :glad:

Twin standpipe is by far the best plumbing method so you'll be pleased about that. Some tanks only come with one down pipe and it's a nightmare they have to live with...
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Reply #40

This is the second slumped tank I have had, the 1st was the aqua reef 275 and was noisy at times, hope this is quiet

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Reply #41

Can anyone see any issues with having my skimmer in 1st chamber with down pipes, as think of running siporax in second chamber

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Reply #42

Yeah twin standpipe should be completely silent. If it isn't, it just needs the ball valve adjusting.

The water level should sit either just below the level of the taller non-valved pipe, so the main pipe isn't taking down any air which makes it noisy, then if anything gets blocked at the ball valve, the water level will rise and the 2nd, taller non-valved pipe takes the excess flow.

Tanks with only one pipe can't restrict the flow as it risks a flood, so it takes down air which not only makes it noisy but causes salt spray in the cabinet which corrodes everything...

EDIT: Can't see any issues with the skimmer in the first chamber. If anything that's probably the best place for it. Should make access for cleaning easier too. It'd get in the way if you wanted to run filter socks though. Is that first chamber 11 inches? You'll probably have to build a little platform for the skimmer to sit on.
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Reply #43

Yep is 11" have some egg crate I can make a little platform with, thanks just waiting game now to fill just keep looking at empty tank...

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Reply #44

Can anyone see any issues with having my skimmer in 1st chamber with down pipes, as think of running siporax in second chamber
Nope.  That's where mine is.
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