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Old 12-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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Ok ok ya that makes perfect sense same with bends
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And since my return line is right beside the entrance tube it's goin to have to make at least 2 elbow bends to make it back at the least
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If I do put in an elbow should I have it drain back into the pump section of the sump or the entrance to the sump
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Or even back into the refugium?
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You lost me on that.. it should go from the sump to the tank.
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Ya but If I get a larger pump then needed and I want to divert some of the water from going back to the tank where should I have it go? Like what part of te sump should I have the extra water go
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Now that I understood lol

Back to the sump or the refugium, It doesn't really matter. I would put a control valve on the line from the pump to the tank.
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Ok. But wouldn't most of the water go back into the sump if I have the valve on the main return since the line going back to the sump would be the path of least resistance?
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Ok. But wouldn't most of the water go back into the sump if I have the valve on the main return since the line going back to the sump would be the path of least resistance?
Yeah, but you don't want to slow the flow of the pump with a valve, it will shorten the pumps life span. So you keep a ball valve on the line to the tank, and one on the valve going back to the sump. You will simply have to tune the valves right and you will see, once you get it right, it will work great

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