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Sump Pipe Work

Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by antroberts, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. antroberts

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    Hi everyone, I was after some information for my friends new setup. He has his tank drilled and has 1 inch connectors.

    He is unsure yet weather he is using solid pipe or flexi but either way we are unsure how to connect this to his return pump as this has a 3/4 inch connection.

    We are presuming there is some kind of adapter available but don't know where to look?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. chippypah

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    You can get 1 inch to 3/4inch reducer, but most use metric pipe now.
     
  3. ged@fishnochips

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    Plus one change it to metric with a converter then use the metric stuff

    I am doing the same thing at the moment
     
  4. antroberts

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    Thanks, do you happen to know where I can buy these adapters.
     
  5. chris

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    Most lfs sell tank fittings etc but a 1inch tank connecter does not seem large enough as a drain from the tank what size tank is it and what is he wanting to keep as you need at least a 40mm connecter for a tank/sump to run well. chris
     
  6. SH4UN

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    solid pipe for me every time off the tank holes its a safe bet as it dont move about with water flow as you turn it off and on use solvent to weld em up fix in place dry first to make sure its where you need it to be then some flex off return pump back to tank
    but your choice mate
     
  7. antroberts

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    Its quite a large tank. Around 6 foot I think with a 3 foot sump. He is going to be running a 3000 lph return pump. Ill check that his pipe is deffinatley 1 inch as that does sound small. My overflow box is 40 mm on my tank and its only a two foot cube.
     
  8. davesnano

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    The 3000lph pump may be too powerful so a T back into the sump may be needed. I use a 1" drain on my nano and a 1200lph pump turned down a little is just right.
     
  9. tigerbird45

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    I thought tank to sump was around 35 mm sump pump to tank around 25mm if that helps
     
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