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Old 03-10-2014, 10:04 PM   #11
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I find it hard to believe that a 700 gph pump is overloading a hole that's 12" across and near 1" tall. Is that what's going on here? I'm thinking the partitions are too close together and that along with the skimmer drain, it's making the sump drain unevenly. I would much rather a filter sock in the skimmer compartment than some restricting filter floss towards the end. The pods are also going to have a tough time getting through that and you'll have to wash it out pretty frequently anyway. Any detritus that gets by the skimmer will sit in the intake area and fuge. No good IMO.
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My partitions are 1" and yes if I don't choke back the pump at least halfway then it will suck it's chamber dry in less than a minute and if I don't choke the overflow halfway it will overflow everything as well. That's my dilemma because now my flow is shot to hell because everything is choked up.
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Well, remove the floss, and move the skimmer drain. Remove the 2nd panel after the skimmer compartment (the one water must travel under in order to get to the refugium) See if that does the trick.
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