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Old 05-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #431
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You don't have to drill, you can get hang on back overflow boxes. Also for return pump the standard I found was 10x tank volume in flow with the appropriate head loss. So for you 1000gph at probably about 5-6 feet. As far as the rodi system you can get smaller countertop type units that just hook up to your faucet, little better option for a renter.
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You don't have to drill, you can get hang on back overflow boxes. Also for return pump the standard I found was 10x tank volume in flow with the appropriate head loss. So for you 1000gph at probably about 5-6 feet. As far as the rodi system you can get smaller countertop type units that just hook up to your faucet, little better option for a renter.
I can't do that. If my electricity goes off, which it does CONSTANTLY, I can't have gravity draining my tank in my apartment. Please tell me if that wouldn't happen. Lol. I def could be wrong.

I'm excited to hear that they have RODI systems like that! Can they all be that way? I don't know anything about them, really. Only that I would really like to have one. Any thoughts on this one?

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I lose power at my house constantly and run a CPR overflow with an aqualifter. Never had any issues regarding losing power. You just want to unhook the aqualifter and use a paper clip to clean it out to prevent it from getting clogged.
Either way, if you plan it well, you won't overflow. I lost siphon when I burned out an aqualifter once and the sump drained into the display, didn't overflow due to slow moving water through it and small return section. It's all about planning when power outages can destroy equipment.
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I lose power at my house constantly and run a CPR overflow with an aqualifter. Never had any issues regarding losing power. You just want to unhook the aqualifter and use a paper clip to clean it out to prevent it from getting clogged.
Either way, if you plan it well, you won't overflow. I lost siphon when I burned out an aqualifter once and the sump drained into the display, didn't overflow due to slow moving water through it and small return section. It's all about planning when power outages can destroy equipment.
Ahhhh. That's such a good thing to hear! Thank you! Is this the one you have?


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Yes it is. Great product IMO. Just remember to keep up on the cleaning. The air hole getting clogged will burn out the aqualifter, but will drastically decrease water flow and I've had it build up in the dt. I just clean it out weekly to be safe.
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Yes it is. Great product IMO. Just remember to keep up on the cleaning. The air hole getting clogged will burn out the aqualifter, but will drastically decrease water flow and I've had it build up in the dt. I just clean it out weekly to be safe.
Oh my goodness. Awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will do some research. I would rather be able to drill it but I am so so excited about this option!! I want a sump for this tank so bad!
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Agreed. I'd kill for a drilled tank, but until then this does a great job.
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Agreed. I'd kill for a drilled tank, but until then this does a great job.
I'm excited. I'm thinking a 30-40 gallon sump? I could use my 55, I guess. It doesn't have a center brace and that may make it easier.
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I agree.

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