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Old 09-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #31
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Do I have to have a hole up high in the tank for the overflow or do you syphon it over the top? That can be dangerous if your return pump stops I suppose. How does the controlled overflow work?
Basically you keep the water lever in sump low enough that if pump stops the sump wont flood
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #32
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Basically you keep the water lever in sump low enough that if pump stops the sump wont flood
Oh yes that makes sense and just have your overflow pipe in the water just enough that when it drops below it it stops sucking cool! What do you think of that sump lay out I put up? Is that the fuge in the middle of it?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #33
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Oh yes that makes sense and just have your overflow pipe in the water just enough that when it drops below it it stops sucking cool! What do you think of that sump lay out I put up? Is that the fuge in the middle of it?
Yep fuge in middle imo chaeto is easiest macro for this
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Yep fuge in middle imo chaeto is easiest macro for this
Thats the exact same sump on my55 its worked great for 3 years now
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #35
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Yep fuge in middle imo chaeto is easiest macro for this
Great! Think I'll go with that then, chaeto is easiest macro for this??? :-/
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:58 AM   #36
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Finished building my sump and just tested this morning so far so good! It's holding up well

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:49 AM   #37
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Finished building my sump and just tested this morning so far so good! It's holding up well
Looks good!
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Looks good!
Thanks dan let's just hope it works good too! lol
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Thanks dan let's just hope it works good too! lol
Like i said i have excact same on my 55 its worked great for 3 years now not sure if i mentioned but i use chaeto with 24/7 light good luck reefing
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Anyone know what's a good pump to buy for my return from the sump to the tank or are they all pretty much the same?
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