We are getting restless out here in cyber space, we need pics, could you send a blanket it's cold too.
You dont even want to know how big a pain in my back it was to plumb out the underside of this tank. Literally. Ugh, I hope I dont have to do that again. Turned out really nice though. Everything tucked up tight to the bottom of the aquarium with 1.5" pipe with long sweep elbows everywhere. Get some picks of it up tomorrow for yall to see.
Ordered (2) W.Lim Wave 1/15 hp 3,000 gph pumps and a pond sized W. Lim 40W UV sterilizer capable of flowing 4,000+gph. I will put about 1,000 gph through it. One pump will be for tank circulation and valved back and the other pump will pull off of and return to the sump and circulate thru micron filters and bio-filters.
Lim Wave Series I pump
its the 1/15hp version. This guys pumps are ultra quiet and ultra energy efficient. Pulls less than 150 watts each.
Lim Wave UV
- the 40W version
Changed my sump plan to a multi filter sock design too. Will get the sump fabricated this weekend. I have all the acrylic and welding solvent here and ready to go.
this is fail safe. The main siphon should never back up. If the filter bags clog the water level will rise until it overflows into filter pad section. If filter pads clog the water level will rise until it overflows into the main pick up chamber and bypass all filters.
It has 2 emergency drains that can each handle full pump load individually.
This is called a "BeanAnimal" standpipe system from the guys over at reefcentral.
System should never have to be shut down for cleaning since the filter bags will pull out from the top while water is flowing down through them.