10-07-2010, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
i suggest splitting the overflow pipe to either side of the sump and have your return pump in the middle and then split that up to either side of the tank. it might be a good idea to use actual PVC for the plumbing to, you can use a ball valve going into the refuge side to control its flow. unions are also helpful incase you need to take anything apart for cleaning, or your pump failing. you would also need 2 bubble traps on either side of the return pump.
if you dont go this way, you would only NEED one bubble trap in your original design, right before the return pump.
as for drilling i suggest looking into glass holes for an overflow. if thickness is a worry ive drilled 2 holes into 1/2 inch glass. youtube.com has videos on how to drill a tank.
welcome to the forum.
+1 on the unions LOL i just had to take my pump out for cleaning and what a pain in the butt that was.... oh well there is always the next tank ........