Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts usa
Posts: 106
Send a message via AIM to Mghslowell Send a message via MSN to Mghslowell Send a message via Yahoo to Mghslowell
Sump ideas PH or Syphon

hey guys i am starting my 10 gallon sump for my 55g reef.

i had a syphon comming into the sump and a magna pump pushing it back the flow was so powerful that it couldnt balance so i gave up..

i have an overflow box but its too big for my tank so i was wondering sould i just use 2 power heads one to push water out and th same power one to push it back to the tank ?

i am planning on a DSB and some chaetomorpha to lower my NO3 maybe put my cpr skimmer in as well to rid the clutter

thanks !
__________________

Mghslowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
Still will not be the same due to head pressure. Just put a adjustable valve on the overflow line.
__________________

__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sturbridge, MA
Posts: 595
Send a message via AIM to jaiden
you can't pump OUT of your tank. you will end up with a mess. Why do you think your overflow is too big? it will only flow as much as the return pump can deliver.
__________________
54g all-glass bowfront corner planted FW

Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
Fluorite Black sand and gravel
jaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts usa
Posts: 106
Send a message via AIM to Mghslowell Send a message via MSN to Mghslowell Send a message via Yahoo to Mghslowell
its too bulky IMO is all but i guess it will do . just need to Syphon the U tube hopefuly find a tube or mouth to mouth blah !
Mghslowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need sump ideas... h8z2luze General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 11-18-2007 04:38 PM
Sump setup ideas? mrouff Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 01-11-2007 07:12 PM
Ideas for plumbing 120gal with 20gal sump tank theedudenator Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 08-13-2006 12:02 PM
sump,syphon,flood? Mr.Maska Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 12-20-2004 09:15 AM
sump diy ideas dustybrannum DIY Projects 9 07-31-2003 04:37 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.