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Plumbing a sump, the idea makes me want to cry
Old 11-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #21
 
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RO/DI is not required but really really a good idea, to keep your water very clean. You won't run into alot of phosphate and algae issues. An ATO is not a must, its just a thing to have that minimizes your daily hands on.
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I do not have an auto top off but an RO system is WELL worth the investment. I would not run a saltwater system without one!! I found mine used on Craigslist. Came with 3 extra filters.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #22
 
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What is the recommended width of your PVC plumbing on a sump? 1 inch?
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #23
 
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What is the recommended width of your PVC plumbing on a sump? 1 inch?
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Intake 1", return 3/4"
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:03 AM   #24
 
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And with an in-tank overflow box, does that require the tank to be predrilled? Or can I still plumb my siphon into the box? Or do I require a HOB overflow/weir to make the siphon?
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:14 AM   #25
 
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And with an in-tank overflow box, does that require the tank to be predrilled? Or can I still plumb my siphon into the box? Or do I require a HOB overflow/weir to make the siphon?
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Yea, if your tank isn't drilled, you either drill it or use a HOB Overflow box.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #26
 
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Blah. I may end up drilling this tank after I buy it then, I'm really not into the idea of a HOB. Visually not very satisfying.
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