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Go for the second option. You don't need the rotory fittings and they can leak with some force put on them.

Thanks will order them biggrin.gif
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Do you have a loop diagram worked out? You may want to have a few angled fittings thrown in the mix. They're really useful for making tidy tube runs, especially if components are close to each other.

Also what is your plan for filling and draining? Your res has extra ports for a drain and a fill line, you should get two more fittings for those and have a plan for how to terminate those tubes. There are a bunch of different approaches to how to do that, eg quick disconnects, fill port, end fitting, etc.

Personally, I like rotary fittings. They won't leak if there's no sideways force on the tube running in. For angled fittings they are a must IMO since there's no guarantee the fitting will point in the direction you want without the rotary.
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Do you have a loop diagram worked out? You may want to have a few angled fittings thrown in the mix. They're really useful for making tidy tube runs, especially if components are close to each other.
Also what is your plan for filling and draining? Your res has extra ports for a drain and a fill line, you should get two more fittings for those and have a plan for how to terminate those tubes. There are a bunch of different approaches to how to do that, eg quick disconnects, fill port, end fitting, etc.
Personally, I like rotary fittings. They won't leak if there's no sideways force on the tube running in. For angled fittings they are a must IMO since there's no guarantee the fitting will point in the direction you want without the rotary.

Definitely working on the quick disconnect, filling and draining right now. As far as fittings go, I bought them already but I have a feeling I am going to need more down the line tongue.gif But I am trying to take it slow. Once I get my 800D I'll get a better understanding of what I want to do. Thanks for the advice!
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Update the first post with pics of the completed build! Very simple but I am proud of it! Let me know what you guys think. thumb.gif
post #15 of 20
I did the same thing when I went to WCing, from the 1200 to the 800d. Our rigs also share a bunch of similarities Your right, and first its a little daunting but now it is a completely obsessive, money sucking hobby, and I love it!

I'm also going to be going with a Frozen Q reservoir soon as well, and of course throw in some extra goodies smile.gif

Check my sig for pictures of my rig so you have some ideas when you tear it down and build it up again :-).

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post #16 of 20
Nice, are you going to leave it clear or go with some paste and/or dye?

Would look really cool with a cathode and some UV dye tongue.gif
 
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Looking good! thumb.gif
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Revision 2 is now complete. New pics added. Enjoy thumb.gif
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Great stuff!
 
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Now to break up that HUGE hose and cool that 680!!
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