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  1. #1

    Default I want to make a return


    0 Not allowed!
    I am getting all the equipment together to set up my 120 gal. tank.
    I have noticed it can get quite expensive when it comes to return head systems.
    I felt it is essentially an articulated piece of tubing like that used for coolant dispensing when doing machining, mostly metalwork but however used on many other materials.

    I looked online and found a lot of alternatives with these for an aquarium application.
    Comes in several materials and seems fairly easy to work with.

    I am going to run a Mag Drive 18 for the return @ just over 4' of head with around 1200gph that height.
    I will also have the dual 1" outlet overflow box to the sump.


    Questions come to mind when considering the whole picture.
    What material would be best? (plastic of course, ie; Polypropylene, Nylon, ect)
    Should I get a 4 outlet manifold? (all outlets would be close together)
    or
    Should I get 2 @ 2 outlets? (would be a pair of 2 and could space them more)
    or should I consider the modular type manifold?

    Some links to the system in question...

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#water-manifolds/=37ppxd
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#5253k313/=37prn6
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#5253k303/=37ps0l
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/2160/=37pv5m
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#snap-loc-coolant-hose/=37pun2
    http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=857&PMCTLG=00
    I started out a long time ago with nothing at all, and today I still have most of it

  2. #2

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    0 Not allowed!
    I would personally go with the white PVC. I plumbed in our sump for less then $40 with pvc

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  3. #3

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by labnjab
    I would personally go with the white PVC. I plumbed in our sump for less then $40 with pvc
    I thought of that from the start.
    However I just couldn't get my mind around how the outlets would be done.
    Because I want to have good range of adjustments over these.

    IDK
    I started out a long time ago with nothing at all, and today I still have most of it

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