Hoh boy. Sump is 95% done!
Do those plexi stand bits/drip trays look familiar? Recycled from old sumpy!
Egg crate recycled from bottom of old display tank
- Cut/fit the center drip tray stand (pvc)
- Drill sump lid for bulkhead
- Cut/fit lid for drains
- Buy more pot scrubbies
This will keep the pot scrubbies in their place, since they be floaters. 10.5" tall. I'll probably do something like...tie a bunch of them into 'pillars' with fishing line. Those will sit along the edge of this screen, hopefully preventing any floaters from getting by.
This is what we'll do to keep to a single return pipe
Whoa, HDR freaked out with the lighting.
You get the idea about using the tee. I know it's not great for flow, but it'll do for now. None of the joints inside the sump will get glue - for this simple reason: No way to easily (cheaply) change over to a proper Y-adapter and sump access would become a nightmare.
Note about flow: These two pumps will pretty much be maxing out the flow of 3/4" pvc. With all the bends and runs, the two should get max flow and not much more anyways.
In future we'd upgrade the pump and all return plumbing to 1".
And out the stand, up over the tank
Bottom three pieces get us outside the stand and going vertical, top two pieces get us past the external overflow box and onto the long horizontal run to tank entry point.
An idea of what I'm mumbling about
Use a bulkhead at tank entry point?
Or just cut a hole to fit this?
(3/4 to 1" bushing -> 1" street elbow -> 1" 90-degree elbow)
Pew pew pew!
Overflow plumbing almost there
That's the theory, anyways. I'll be teflon-taping the threaded joints to ensure no siphon issues, but no glue otherwise (well, the full water test will tell the tale). Depending on how overflow water levels do, I may be able to do away with the emergency pipe extension (i.e. the threaded adapter will do the trick).
- The adhesive shipped, should be here tomorrow. This means tomorrow night is overflow box assembly!
- Will wait until everything is together before I buy the Spa-Flex.
- Still have to create an entry point into the stand for plumbing. That'll wait.
Edit: Just realized something...so far, the sump has cost me ZERO dollars!! All recycled/leftover bits! Cool! Oh wait...a glass cutter. $6.