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Old 12-15-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
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How long can my pump be off?

I have a 225FOWLR with only a cleanup crew in it right now. I am running 3 maxijet 1200s in it and a 1140gph return pump. I want to add another pump so I need to drillmy sump for a bulkhead. Will my tank be ok if it is off for 24 hours as long as I keep my powerheads running. I have one extra bulkead but I plan on using that for a refugium so I would like to do this now before I have fish. It will only take maybe 30 minutes to add the bulkhead but I want to make sure the glue I use is completely cured before turning it back on.
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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With just a "crew" in the tank you could leave the main return pump off for quite awhile, weeks in fact. As long as there is some surface movement and lower circulation it's all good.

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Great news thanks. I figured it would be way better to do it now than later.
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