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Old 03-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Shirtlessbill View Post
Standard sump has three chambers. Intake, refugium, return
That's a sump/fuge. You don't have to have a fuge which makes it two chambers since a 10 gallon is small a fuge wouldn't even make a dent in the nutrient level really or leave room for equipment.

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #52
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What are some good equipment for the sump?

Like what's a good return pump?

What's a good skimmer?

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #53
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I think they're are too many options and too many different ways of set up to answer your question. If you provide a price range, or a specific list of products we can give you opinions, but just to ask what is good is like asking how a tv works when you just found out how to do multiplication
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Anyone ever heard of an iwaki return pump? Its about 822gallons per hour at max 8.2ft
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Reeffanman View Post
Even the makers of that overflow box recommend using a tank with a built in overflow. That has to say something. And the pump is only used to prime the syphon not to maintain it.
Yes the point of the pump is to prime the overflow, but you leave it running 24/7. So if power goes out, tank drains. Power goes on tank fills, and pump reprimes the overflown. The only way this wouldn't work is if you pump isnt running.

I use the CPR CS90 Never had a problem with it. During water changes all I do is unplug my return pump. The overflow is designed to hold water in the U Shaped chamber so it wont back suck and fill with air and if for any reason it does, the aqualifter pump is there to suck all the air out of the overflow.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #56
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Anyone ever heard of an iwaki return pump? Its about 822gallons per hour at max 8.2ft
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