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Old 12/31/2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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I have built my own sump of a design from Melvsreef but as for my plumbing.....Well this is what I have now







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Old 12/31/2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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With this setup I really cant control the flow going into the fuge with out over loading the other side. So I was wondering if I put a T and directed it to the other side If it will work and still be able to control the flow going into the fuge. Like this




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Old 12/31/2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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That's exactly what you want to do if you want less flow in the fuge! But a ballvalve right where you have it, and close it just enough to get the desired flow, and the rest will be directed to the other side!


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Old 12/31/2006, 08:32 AM   #4
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That diagram looks like it would work. However, looking at the picture of your current plumbing, how would you add the T? It doesn't look like you have the room available to put the T in.

Nice work btw.


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Old 12/31/2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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There's always room. lol
here is the new setup





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Old 12/31/2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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I am just unsure weather to cut slots or drill holes in the drain going to the skimmer or just leave it where it drains in to the bottom of the chamber in to the grate


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Old 12/31/2006, 10:09 AM   #7
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ok new design on drain into skimmer




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Old 12/31/2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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That should work fine. Nice Setup!


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Old 12/31/2006, 11:45 AM   #9
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I plan on doing the same design for my sump. I have a 48" x 12" X 17" high sump. I am using an octopus nw-200 skimmer. How high should I make the baffles. I can't find anything showing water limit of the skimmer.


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Old 12/31/2006, 11:47 AM   #10
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Quads- is that acrylic or glass bafflefor the fuge side? How did you put slits in it?


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Old 12/31/2006, 11:54 AM   #11
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Quads- is that acrylic or glass bafflefor the fuge side? How did you put slits in it?
It is Acrylic (Lexan), I just used a drill to drill the holes 1" apart then I took my dremel with a small grinding stond and pulled them to the edge. Just go slow on drilling and grinding because if the drill catches it will crack the acrylic. Also before you silicone it into place make sure you use a very abrasive sandeing drum on your dremel or 40 grit sandpaper and rough up the edges of the acrylic other wise the silicone wont stick very good.


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