Thread: I want to make a return
08-16-2009, 05:57 PM #1
I want to make a return
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)
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.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=857&PMCTLG=00I started out a long time ago with nothing at all, and today I still have most of it
08-17-2009, 11:13 AM #2
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
08-17-2009, 11:23 PM #3Originally Posted by labnjab
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.
IDKI started out a long time ago with nothing at all, and today I still have most of it