Ok so I'm messing with the sump today and figured I'd show a picture. I have the water level pretty high but only to cover the return pump intake and the skimmer intake. It looks like the refugium part stays full no matter what.
Do I have enough or too much water in there? I could probably lower the water level an inch or two. I also haven't added any sand or LR
to the center section yet so I'm guessing that displacement will raise the water even more.
The only thing we haven't done yet is fake a power outage. If the power goes off does the overflow keep it's siphon? I mean after the water goes below the teeth on the overflow, will the water still in the tubes and overflow box be enough to keep the siphon going for when the power goes back on?
And if not, are there any easy ways to start a siphon real quick other than the airline tubing in the curve of the u pipe?