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I’ve seen a lot of very nice lloking plumbing work up on here and the other site, I use to be able to figure this out about 8 years ago and now I’m kinda lost.

A little back story, I got my itch back about 2 months ago so I thought setting up a 28 gal. all in one, easy no plumbing/ sump required will give me my fix. After 2 months and the 28 gal. barely finished cycling I already bought a bigger tank. So i got this 54 gal. and I’m planning on doing the plumbing this weekend. I want to hard plumb evrything and use one pump for the return, 2 media reactor and if possible an inline chiller and UV. I’m thinking of using a DC 1500 gph pump. Can someone provide diagram/schematic on how to accomplish this cleanly or like a pro plumber would do it. I dont mind using a lot of unions and gate valve.

Also where does people get those red pipes from?


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I’ve seen a lot of very nice lloking plumbing work up on here and the other site, I use to be able to figure this out about 8 years ago and now I’m kinda lost.

A little back story, I got my itch back about 2 months ago so I thought setting up a 28 gal. all in one, easy no plumbing/ sump required will give me my fix. After 2 months and the 28 gal. barely finished cycling I already bought a bigger tank. So i got this 54 gal. and I’m planning on doing the plumbing this weekend. I want to hard plumb evrything and use one pump for the return, 2 media reactor and if possible an inline chiller and UV. I’m thinking of using a DC 1500 gph pump. Can someone provide diagram/schematic on how to accomplish this cleanly or like a pro plumber would do it. I dont mind using a lot of unions and gate valve.

Also where does people get those red pipes from?


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You'll need to post pics of the tank, how the overflow is setup, and the bulkhead sizes.
 
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Here’s what I got To work with

The sump, top left chamber is the drain, bottom chamber fuge area and top right chamber is the return


Bottom of the tank drain and return



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I have been looking around on youtube, so far this is what I got for the 55 gallon. One pump (cor 15) for return and then build a manifold (with 3 ball valve) to feed a chiller and 2 media reactors. I will put a ball valve (would a gate be better here) before the return to provide head pressure to redirect some of the flow to the chiller and reactors. That is what I think I want to do, I just dont know how to put the plumbing together to accomplish this, I mean I have some ideas. I would appreicate any help. Pictures of your plumbing would also help.


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Pls let me know if you see any issues with my plumbing design. One thing that i might have a problem is chiller output, not sure if it will have enough pressure to go thru the chiller and return water back to the sump.



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I think both look good. Personally I run chiller thru return line. I’m not sure if it makes a difference to dump back in the sump or be inline with return.
I did mine this way with this thinking: thought cool water to tank would help to not trip chiller temp if it sucks up cooler sump water plus it was simpler to plumb. Hope this makes sense. Lol
 
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I like the 2nd one two and I think i will that together this afternoon and see how it fits together


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I think you're making the right decision by simplifying the manifold. You should get a more consistent flow through all of them that way, juggling manifolds valves is always an issue somewhat but o think you would have a hard time with the two separate levels.
 
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I would go with the simplified version. I always prescribed to KISS (keep it simple stupid). But, if you go with the first diagram, it would need a valve after the T joint in order to throttle flow & even things out & from my experience, it’s a headache playing around with so many valves. I also recommend gate valves, very easy to throttle. Don’t forget to add a check valve.
 

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