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Old 08/01/2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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Plumbing a reef ready 180

getting ready to run return and drain for my 180. My sump is in the basement with 12.5' head pressure. I have a Jebao 20000 dcp pump. The returns are 1" and the drains are 1.5" (dual) what size line should I run from my pump up to my returns? Would I need to run both drains back to my sump?


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Old 08/02/2020, 07:57 AM   #2
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Yes 2 drains back to the sump.
I would up size the returns to 1.25" or 1.5" & reduce @ the last possible place.


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Old 08/08/2020, 10:57 PM   #3
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Should I plumb flex line or hard line right off of the return pump?


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Old 08/09/2020, 08:28 AM   #4
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Flex if you can get it. I have 1.25" & was able to get THIN WALL tubing from Amazon, works great as long a there is NO sharp bend. Some use Silicone tubing but had to get it from Germany because of diameter.


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Old 08/09/2020, 11:16 AM   #5
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I'm going to use flex for a foot or 2. Then a union, hard line straight up to the stand then I was thinking of a "y" with flex to each return?


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Old 08/09/2020, 01:37 PM   #6
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Found it on another thread--
https://www.mcmaster.com/tubing/plas...age-and-dairy/


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