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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Shoot I didn’t even think about that. I’ll double check I’m not in the way of the skimmer
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    I was looking into those but saw some of the reviews said if you used unions then the clamp doesn’t extend far enough to properly clamp the pvc. I’ll do some measurements today and see if I can make them work
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Has anyone used this to support pvc pipes?
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Yeah I think I’m going to go down to 2 instead of 3. I was thinking about running UV off it but @SupraSaltyReefer made some valid points about how it’d be better to run that off it’s own pump
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    Featured 7/19 Behind the Scenes Steinhart Aquarium Tour!

    When will the 12 be announced?
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    If it helps, in the there is one 1” gate valve at the end of the primary drain line. The three 1/2” gate valves are on the manifold. There will be one more 1” gate valve on the pvc pipe running down to the return pump which is not in the images because I don’t have the pump yet
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Yeah the gate valves are on a manifold on the return line. In the future if I needed to, I can attach equipment to it and use the gate valves to adjust the flow feeding whatever I plug in. A lot of people use ball valves for manifolds but I figured I’d go with gate valves for their more...
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Does this look better if I post them individually?
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    This is the final (I think) design
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    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    In the instructions it says to use a hack saw to trim the bulkheads but I feel like that’s just asking to crack. Has anyone done this successfully?
  11. MarcosDelgado0

    Plumbing external overflow box Bean Animal?

    Thank you! This is kinda what I have going on. I kept referencing your tank to get an idea because I liked what you had going on. I’m probably going to glue this evening or tomorrow
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    No I don’t plan on having lots of fishes. I looked into it some more after your reply yesterday and I didn’t even think about how even with the gate valve the flow would fluctuate depending on the other things plugged into the manifolds. Should I reduce the manifold down to 2 for GFO and Carbon...
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    At least in the beginning I’m not planning to run any reactors or UV. The idea for the manifold was because I read it’s better to have it and not use it then need it later on and have to reconfigure all the plumbing while the tank is up and running. Is there any con to having the manifold...
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    This is how it turned out… I think it’s ok? It looks a little wonky because of the dry fitting and I also need to find something to support the pipes and fix them to the top of the stand somehow
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    I’m honestly not sure. When I was looking at similar builds that had an external beam animal style a lot of the setups had ball valves on all 3 drains. I figured there’s a reason but I don’t know what it is lol. I did test it against the wall and I’d be able to reach them if I ever did need to...
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    This is what I have so far for the return plumbing. Now the back return section and the manifold would just be connected with a horizontal piece of pipe where the grey tee fitting is
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    Thank you!! I appreciate all the tips you’ve given me on this thread. I actually already have the blue pvc, I just didn’t want to trial&error with it and decided to mock things up with the white pvc. Once everything is set I’m going to go back and cut the matching tube lengths.
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    MD’s 50 Gallon Low Boy

    Ok I’m going to wait to glue anything of course but I wanted to ask for any input on this as plumbing is not my specialty. This is what I have planned for the manifold. 3 of them reduce to 1/2” for further proofing and the tee with the ball valve has a 3/4” adapter that I’m going to use for...
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