hello all, I have more questions for you all. last night did a initial test with my 50gal, filled up with freshwater to test equipment. I have a wet dry del-ray 125, with a rio 1700 pump, took out all media and left it as a sump only. so a friend and I were working on the tank and got the sump going. my question is on the actual wet/dry, were the pump sits, the is a mark saying water level. is this were the water level should be at all the time? next question. once we got it running and the initial water level goes down from the tank do we add water from the top or from the sump it self. well we did found out in a quick way. we began adding to the water level on the top and the wet dry over flowed!! only alittle leaked out to the carpet but flooded the inside of the stand!(thank god we were still sitting next to the tank when it happened!!) I also have a concern, my understanding is if for some reason the power would go out, pumps stops working and i would have that same problem over again, how do I go about preventing this problem? Is this what an overflow is for and how do i get one? I don't want to be worried about my house being flooded if I am not their. what kind do i need ? does it have to do how powereful my pump is?
thanks for all your responses!!
here is the specs on the rio 1700 pump
Rio 1700(5.1"x2.7"x3.7") Flow (gph
) 642 620 486 418 352 165 23