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Old 11-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #12
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I wouldnt reccommend puttin valves on your overflow you control flow by using a valve on on return side

say for instance you try and close a valve a lil bit on your overflow to slow down flow and perhaps a snail or even a small fish makes its way into overflow (which does happen from time to time) ( ive found fish in my sump via overflow btw)gets caught on the small opening of a semiclosed valve you can expect a flood imo never constrict overflow
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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I wouldnt reccommend puttin valves on your overflow you control flow by using a valve on on return side
Absolutely. Put ball valves on the return. Think about if you're doin maintenance on your tank and accidentally bump one shut on the drain, your sump will overflow your main tank. Worst that can happen of you close it on the return is... Well nothing really
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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No no no I didn't mean I had ball valves on my drain lol I have them on my return lines
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No no no I didn't mean I had ball valves on my drain lol I have them on my return lines
Right on lol you want water flow freely as possible on overflow drains
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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Right on lol you want water flow freely as possible on overflow drains
Which is how I have it haha
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Right on lol you want water flow freely as possible on overflow drains
I have 90į on my drains no big deal i do reccommend fiter sock tho it helps polish water and the big thing for me was it keeps microbubbles down
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I have 90į on my drains no big deal i do reccommend fiter sock tho it helps polish water and the big thing for me was it keeps microbubbles down
Another piece of advice is keep flow thru sump no more than 800g / hour so your skimmer can work efficiently jmo
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Another piece of advice is keep flow thru sump no more than 800g / hour so your skimmer can work efficiently jmo
I'm only going to be pushing 300 gph thru my sump... I'm a low n slow kinda guy, like when I BBQ!
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I'm not sure how much I have pushing thru, its a 950gph pump and I have about 4ft to the top of the tank with a few elbows.. id say 750-800gph
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