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Old 02-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by carey
I also run a CPR overflow with the aqualifter pump. The only issue I would have is if the pump gave out, BUT I dont have enough in my return compartment to flood my tank anyways. I keep the water just high enough in the DT so you dont see the water line. I've had this setup almost a year now with no issues whatsoever.
Nor do I with the return section, my concern is the pump burning up. Extreme heat! Is there a fail safe for that?

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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I would think if the pump stopped at some point there wouldnt be enough water in the tank above the ridges of the overflow box to still drain down to the sump. At least thats how I;ve worked it out. lol

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
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i bought a 125 un-drilled tank and whent to glass-holes.com and bought a drill overflow kit....its surprisingly easy to do and install... this is the option that i would suggest to you. Eliminate yourself of any possible water mishaps would be a wise investment for your expensive hobby!

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