Diy Sump Return Help.

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by KaptainStache, May 23, 2019.

  1. KaptainStache New Member Member

    Built sump for 75g planted community tank. I've built the weir and overflow out of pvc already. Shooting for around 550gph cycle. Any ideas for return plumbing. The Two return pumps are 550gph each and have 3 size adapters for tubing. Has to go 5ft vertical. Tank is not drilled. Would like to build on the cheap. Thanks for any input.
     




  2. NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    What does your hood look like?
     




  3. KaptainStache New Member Member

    None. Semi fitting glass.
     
  4. NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    Ok. You can do a pvc elbow return. It will hang on the lip and you can extens a pvc spraybar in either direction. I recommend 3/4" pvc
     
  5. KaptainStache New Member Member

    I think thats the way I'm going to go. Went to lowes and got fittings. Going 3/4" tube up to 1/2, pvc "U" over and a 90° elbow heated and squished for water movement. Thanks
     
  6. KaptainStache New Member Member

    Came out great. Just have to find a good way to quiet the overflow.   
     
  7. NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    Do you have a hole drilled in that top cap?
     
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