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    Help with ultima 2000 set up with sump...

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by Orthopod, Jan 10, 2018.

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      You could run the pump with flex tubing that is long enough to put it up into the main tank for backwashing. Basically, it will run out of the sump normally, and then when it’s time to backwash, you would simply move the pump up into the main tank and pull water from there for backwashing. Since your ultima will be after the sump, almost all of the debris will have already been filtered out, so you will not need to backwash very often. If I had to guess I would think you could get by with every 3-4 months between backwashes.
       
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      Agreed, that is how my 250 is set up. I'm not much of a fan. I prefer hardline PVC. The problem is hoses that wont spring a leak after bending a few times.

      The best I have found so far is 1" pond hose. 20' for $20 or so at Lowes. Here is a link to a similar type on amazon. AVOID anything cheap or one may very well end up with a disaster.

      https://www.amazon.com/Sealproof-Ro...TF8&qid=1515777041&sr=8-15&keywords=pond+hose
       
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      Yeah, you would have to use a quality tubing. The 1” vinyl tubing I got was $60 for a 50ft roll on Amazon. It came in completely kink free and it is still kink free after almost a year of rolling and unrolling for water changes.
       

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