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Old 08-26-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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A little baffled

Have a 90 gallon reef tank that isn't reef ready. So I have an eshopps pf-800 overflow rated at 800 gph. It feeds to an eshopps sump rated for 220 gallons. I have a rio+2100 return pump that with 4ft of head pumps 375 gph. So why does my return chamber keep running dry? BAFFLED?
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Do you have enough water in the sump?the display tank will have a constant water level and it'll only change in your sump.
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I try to keep the water level up but I have to add like a gallon of water per day. Auto top off is next purchase.
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Then that's definitely your problem. My return area of my sump always run dry if I don't fill it everyday.
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You could put a valve on the pump and cut the return flow back a bit when you don't have top off water
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