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Old 05-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #11
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Darn phone!! I've always gone by the bigger is better creed. Go as big as you can.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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Drill the whole on the output right underneath the water level . If your power goes out the water will syphon back into your sump and possiblly overflow it. The hole will break the syphon and it will stop flowing . I don't have one I just keep my output close to the top and make sure the sump has enough room to take the water until the nozzle hits air.
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Siphon hole should be under the water line, pointed downward or sideways. In the event of a shutdown, as water siphons into your sump through your returns, this hole will break the siphon and stop loading your sump. This will keep your skimmer from being overactive, and possibly draining your sump onto the floor if you have an external collection cup.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #14
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Darn phone!! I've always gone by the bigger is better creed. Go as big as you can.
Loll ok good to know im Going to drop it to 3/4 and I will have ball valves on input and output to adjust as needed
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #15
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Drill the whole on the output right underneath the water level . If your power goes out the water will syphon back into your sump and possiblly overflow it. The hole will break the syphon and it will stop flowing . I don't have one I just keep my output close to the top and make sure the sump has enough room to take the water until the nozzle hits air.
Okie perfect I will do that and I'm sure my sump will hve enough room or at least I hope so lol
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Do the hope just over the hight of the overflow so that way when your evaporation happens your return pipe wont come over the water surface. Well thats what i do on my tanks.
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Do the hope just over the hight of the overflow so that way when your evaporation happens your return pipe wont come over the water surface. Well thats what i do on my tanks.
Gotcha okie that makes sense
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Now should I drill the hole downwards an what size
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Now should I drill the hole downwards an what size
Downwards is good.
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Downwards is good.
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