cube upgrade slow progress

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  1. reef addict

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    in August i bought my upgrade 250L cube.. tank dimensions 730 x 600 x 600
    also purchased a 600L rated skimmer and 2000lph return pump.. 20kg of argonite substrate. buyo Wm3 pumps and controller Aquabeuty 30W Led unit..

    while setting up i had some issues..

    1. i am clueless at plumbing
    2. have no idea about sumps
    3.have no patients

    after trying to do the plumbing by myself i felt some sort of achievement... however that was soon a total disaster.. there was a leak at the overflow joint... and as i have no superman strength i could not move tank, to get in behind and see where the leak was..note follow the advice on this forum and do a wet test.. hence learning patients.. also take the advice of members.. nobody is out to get me.. i was soon told that the coupling i had on was a constrictor. yes had to research what that was... also three of my local hardware stores have no idea what couplings i am looking for.. so have to have my cell phone ready to show them pictures.. mmmm shocking service. this has forced my had to go to East London where i will receive better service.. ok so i had a leak which i could not fix straight away, have to wait until i have the correct couplings and correct PVC piping.. i am just thinking of getting flexible garden hose piping to make plumbing easier.. reefers have offered to help with the plumbing but are a bit far away.. then during this past week my buyo wm3 relay switch is causing a burn/ spark.. i first thought i got it wet trying to fix the leak.. going to invest in a new return pump Tunze 6045 just until i have money..

    sorry for the essay.. please give advice on plumbing and reducing my return flow..
     
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    What size hole is at the bottom of the overflow?
     
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    RiaanP my headache has been getting the correct plumbing and couplings. .
     
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    How far are you from pe?? As there is a company called Astore they keep everything regarding pvc fittings, one stop shop.google them
     
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    Hi jono I am about 250km from PE.. closer to EL 50km and they have astore.. will pop dwn to them during the week.. also need backing..
     
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    Sorry i forgot they have one in EL they will help you out and at a good price:1:
     
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    Yep will report back once I have been
     
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    All the best best on ur tank.
     
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    Thanks bud.. I have am Still undecided on a wave maker? Tunze 6045 0r replace my buyo controller
     
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    think you will need wider pipes for more circulation, is that other pipe in the back the return??
     

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