Marek's 225 gal DSA upgrade

evoIX_Reefer

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Nice build!! Everything looks like it should have a great turn out.

I wish I planned well enough ahead instead of "fill that bad boy up!"

Only question is what about an emergency drain for 1 of the 3 drains?
 

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Tnx evoixReefer
Most this size tanks have 2 drains , this one has 3 , so the third one is my emergency:)
I going to leave them all open , see how noisy it's gonna be - I can always play with the full siphon method later :)
 
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Yeah I doubt all 3 ever goes bad. I had mine back up due to snail shells getting in there and had to take apart the whole thing. My tank is a whole lot smaller and not as many drains but it can happen.

All 3 drains are going into 1 sock or that was just temporary? I'd worry about splash back and I'm sure that sock will last for 1 day if all 3 of those drains going to process through there.
 

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All 3 drains are going into 1 sock or that was just temporary? I'd worry about splash back and I'm sure that sock will last for 1 day if all 3 of those drains going to process through there.
If one get's setup as an emergency drain then technically it doesn't need to be in the sock, but it's a good safety. If he sets it up as a full siphon drain then really only going to be a trickle going through the 2nd drain. So in reality, one sock is fine, but it WILL need to be changed frequently since this is a pretty large tank.
 

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