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Old 03-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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How long can i go without my sump?

Long story short my overflow is leaking . I am re doing the bulkhead with silicone this time so it will be down until this time Sunday . Anyone think I will have any issues during this time
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I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't think so if you keep checking your parameters and doing PWC's as needed. Just be sure to keep your powerheads going
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Yea I left everything else on except sump and skimmer I hope it will be ok
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I think 2 days should be fine if you have good water to start, liverock and powerheads moving the water...
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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I hope so. I also hope this fixes the problem once and for all and the pipes are setup right . I totally forgot to index them to the overflow to make sure I have the right angles.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Just stick in some power heads and keep the H2O moving.
U have a 55 with no sump and no problems for 6 years.
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"U" should be "I", LOL
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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Yea I put an extra powerhead in the dt so there is 3 and kept my uv pumping the water in my sump.
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I had the same problem a while back. I used a marineland silicone that took 24 hours to set I was up and running with no problems the next afternoon everything was fine for the 35 hours
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Ya indefinitely think you'll be fine. Gl
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