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Old 05-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #711
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My sump actually fits through the front center doors. The sump is already in just waiting on the water and need to start rinsing the sand.

The only issue I may have is that theres a support beam for the stand underneath in the dead center of the stand. I also have 2 support bars in the frame of the tank so it may be a tight fit for the overflow box and hoses. I'm still figuring out how I want everything underneath. To make matters worse i only have 1 double socket to work with so i will be tight on plug in ability too.

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Did you get the sump that you were looking at on craigslist?
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:54 PM   #712
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Nope. Went with an eshopps refugium from aquacave. It's quite pimp.

Ok, so I can fill the sump to whatever level I need. it's better not to fill it too much right, in case of a power outage? The overflow will fill the sump in that situation correct?
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Nope. Went with an eshopps refugium from aquacave. It's quite pimp.

Ok, so I can fill the sump to whatever level I need. it's better not to fill it too much right, in case of a power outage? The overflow will fill the sump in that situation correct?

Yup you got it!
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Thats cool! I would make sure its a good ways over the pump if mine gets within a couple inches of the pump it will suck air down from the surface putting all kinds of microbubbles in the tank
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:59 PM   #715
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Thats cool! I would make sure its a good ways over the pump if mine gets within a couple inches of the pump it will suck air down from the surface putting all kinds of microbubbles in the tank

Good point! I wouldn't have thought about that til I was getting the bubbles. LOL

I wanna have it high enough to cover the pumps plus maybe an inch or so. I am terrified of an overflow, we lose our power frequently and the setup is inches from my big screen tv and all the electronics.
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I cant blame you mine is a diy overflow and it took me weeks and several simulated power outages to trust it
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Don't know if you got room but I put my sump inside a clear storage tote just for a little extra overflow after I had a couple minor floods.
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you can't keep the sump any level that you want. you need to keep enough space in it to accommodate whatever water is going to come down in the event of a power outage.
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It's nice to be able to put some extra water in the sump though when your going away for a couple of days.
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Don't know if you got room but I put my sump inside a clear storage tote just for a little extra overflow after I had a couple minor floods.
Nope No room for a tote. That would have been an awesome backup plan. lol
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