problem with synergy sump 34

Zacktosterone

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So I ordered this super cool sump from synergy reef. I waited 3 weeks to get it and it finally comes in... All good right? Not really. I open the sump and what do I find? The two bulkheads for the sump are 1.5 inches..... THATS HUGE what happened to 1"??? What can I do to fix this. my drains on my tank are bean animal are 1".

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I was thinking of adding reducers on both sides. Would that solve my issue?
 

jschultzbass

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That would be the way to go. Use a reducer bushing or coupling. Your hardware store should stock it. If not you can get it at Bulkreefsupply or Marine Depot.
 

cakemanPA

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That's not a problem. That is how they are spec'd, unless you special ordered it with 1" bulkheads. You can reduce them without any problems.

So I ordered this super cool sump from synergy reef. I waited 3 weeks to get it and it finally comes in... All good right? Not really. I open the sump and what do I find? The two bulkheads for the sump are 1.5 inches..... THATS HUGE what happened to 1"??? What can I do to fix this. my drains on my tank are bean animal are 1".

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I was thinking of adding reducers on both sides. Would that solve my issue?
 

shaggss

Active member
So I ordered this super cool sump from synergy reef. I waited 3 weeks to get it and it finally comes in... All good right? Not really. I open the sump and what do I find? The two bulkheads for the sump are 1.5 inches..... THATS HUGE what happened to 1"??? What can I do to fix this. my drains on my tank are bean animal are 1".

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I was thinking of adding reducers on both sides. Would that solve my issue?

well this is straight from their website:

Inlet: Two (2) x 1.5" FIPT (Threaded) x Slip Bulkhead

So unless you specifically ordered it with 1" bulkheads, you essentially got what you ordered?
 

Zacktosterone

New member
well this is straight from their website:



So unless you specifically ordered it with 1" bulkheads, you essentially got what you ordered?

I'm very well aware of that. I didn't see it when ordering and I did not state that it was their mistake. I remember asking how I can fix it. Thanks though
 

Zacktosterone

New member
so i'm guessing this isn't a problem. the plumbing will be fine when i reduce it? any reason why they would make them so large as a stock item?
 

SeedlessOne

New member
You are overthinking this.
Reducing is fine. Just get a reducer and be done with it. Ton of people run tanks like this.


I don't have 2 inch bulkheads in my sump. I do have 2" PVC to 1 1/2 bulkheads. Heck I even have 1" PVC To 3/4 for my returns.
 

zachhll

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i have the same sump i love it i just bought a reducer and all is good but i have their sump and ato container both are awesome would definitely order from them again.
 
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