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Old 11-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #451
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Sump... is still leaking... ehh how huge of a deal is it if the last baffle is leaking into the return chamber? This is getting ridiculous and my sump looks like one big silicone tank lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #452
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Sump... is still leaking... ehh how huge of a deal is it if the last baffle is leaking into the return chamber? This is getting ridiculous and my sump looks like one big silicone tank lol
If it's the last baffle you may be able to scrape all of the silicone off the outside edge with a razor and put a fresh bead just on the outside (refugium side). If the leak is higher than the sand will be then it shouldn't be an issue at all unless it worsens which is unlikely but not impossible. It's hard to judge without seeing it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #453
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If it's the last baffle you may be able to scrape all of the silicone off the outside edge with a razor and put a fresh bead just on the outside (refugium side). If the leak is higher than the sand will be then it shouldn't be an issue at all unless it worsens which is unlikely but not impossible. It's hard to judge without seeing it.
Well no the fuge is fine.. that doesn't leak at all.. but the bubble trap.. the last baffle I have sealed to the bottom of the tank is leaking a little bit (Remember I have it set up so the water flows into the return chamber from the bottom) if u can't remember go back a few pages and look at my rough draft.. not the baffle that's floating.. the one that's glued to the bottom
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #454
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Well no the fuge is fine.. that doesn't leak at all.. but the bubble trap.. the last baffle I have sealed to the bottom of the tank is leaking a little bit (Remember I have it set up so the water flows into the return chamber from the bottom) if u can't remember go back a few pages and look at my rough draft.. not the baffle that's floating.. the one that's glued to the bottom
Oh! I wouldn't sweat it. You need to be satisfied with it personally but if it's the last divider before the pump the concern is more with it being secure (won't dislodge) rather than it being water tight.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:11 PM   #455
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Oh! I wouldn't sweat it. You need to be satisfied with it personally but if it's the last divider before the pump the concern is more with it being secure (won't dislodge) rather than it being water tight.
Lol okay good bc I'm about to give up with it! And Its definitely not going to dislodge itself.. a tube and a half of silicone later lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #456
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Okay so I'm gonna go home today, put everything in place.. make sure all the plumbing is sealed and everything. Question tho, do I glue the pipe down into the overflow or just place them in there?? They weren't glued in when I bought it so I'm not sure
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #457
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anyone?? im trying to get all the plumbing done today and possibly do a leak test tonight!
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #458
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I've never dealt with built in overflows but I would think it wouldn't be glued in. Does it feel secure with no glue? Is it pressure fit or screw on?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #459
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I've never dealt with built in overflows but I would think it wouldn't be glued in. Does it feel secure with no glue? Is it pressure fit or screw on?
its pressure fit... i guess they feel okay... and i guess it doesnt matter either, bc the pipes coming out of the bottom are glued lol i just wanted to be sure, the pipes that were previously in there werent glued in so ill just leave these the same way...
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Ya I wouldn't worry then. If they had the pressure from the pump then I might be but gravity is gonna be enough water pressure to be of any concern.
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