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Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by riksworld, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. riksworld

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    Good afternoon all,

    Now that my new baby has arrived and is currently sat on the new stand, its time to start on the plumbing, i have, rather badly tried to draw some picture to give you an idea, if you could please just check it and make sure ive not missed anything or completely messed it up.

    The return pump is a DCT-8000 variable pump, because the pump is a variable step, there is no ball valve to control the flow.



    return.jpg



    This is the main drain, I have 3 holes, 2 for drain, 1 for return, the drain lines are 55 mm each and the return line is 35 mm.

    The main drain line will have a ball valve to control the flow rate, the Dorso will not have a ball valve


    drain.jpg


    What are your thoughts on this type of setup, is there anything that needs to be changed?

    Many thanks to all
     
  2. Phil077

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    Looks good to me Big Thumbs Up
     
  3. CEECH

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    Are you planning on using a durso on your main drain or only emergency. I would have durso on the main to keep the nouse level down and a valve under to adjust flow so you have no sound. The return looks good. Make sure you have enough roo. In your sump for back syphon if the power goes. Placing return lines just under the water surfae will help to break the syphon sooner.

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  4. riksworld

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    Hi,

    I will go with either, if people prefer to use a dorso as the main with a valve, then thats what I will go with.

    So, basically, the dorso will be the main drain with a valve and the other line will be a back up with no valve and be slightly lower in the water compared to the dorso, is that correct?

    Many thanks for the replys
     
  5. Scott

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    Second energency drain should be open without a ball valve. The reason is its an emergency and it needs clear flow straight down into sump should your durso main drain with ball valve block.

    The reason you use durso and ball valve is to keep main overflow silent during normal running

    Youll also know your emergency is in play as youll have an audible slurping sucking sound to alert you your main drain has issues.

    It may also be worth adding a T piece to your return plumbing with a stop tap incase you decide to run reactors or other equipment like a chiller or UV steriliser at a later date.... the T piece and tap will save you having to run more pumps

    Hope that helps
     
  6. Scott

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  7. Realist

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    This is how my system is setup.

    48x24x24-centre-pip1[1].jpg

    Regards
     
  8. Phil077

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    Dam your artwork is better than Scotts HystericalHystericalHysterical
     
  9. Realist

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    Lol don't tell Scott.
     
  10. cuprajake

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    yeah herbie method for the win.

    the main drain should be 5" under the water, with a ball valve on. this gets full syphon so drains more and is silent.

    the durso cut the top off and just have an elbow there.

    this should have the tiniest trickle of water going down it.

    doing it this way you will have a silent tank
     
  11. Scott

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    Pmsl

    Here i was doin a reefer a favour whilst at work with a quick sketch with my favourate crayons..... i coulda eaten them crayons!!!!! Ah well.... i do believe my diagram was sufficient. I am not a tech guy. I am a weath of knowledge intelligence and charm.... Hysterical
     
  12. Scott

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    The redsea reefer plumbing system isnt herbie. It isnt durso. Ive built and plumbed more tanks than i care to think... and ive always achieved sucess with my crayola drawing system #patented
     
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    Hysterical:lol::happy0065::005::laughing:
     
  14. CEECH

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    Your doodles have always been usless

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  15. riksworld

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    Quality guys, quality
    Pmsl
     
  16. Scott

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    Screenshot_20170708-124049.jpg [mention=22835]ceech[/mention]
     
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