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Old 11-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #11
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Put the overflow box on the low side of the tank, where the water level is higher and it won't be a problem. If it were me I would have emptied the tank into buckets/totes and fixed it but I'm somewhat of a perfectionist lol.
Ok thxs I wish I had empty it a few months ago but I don't have time now.

hopefully it doesn't over flow
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #12
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the HOB skimmers are able to go in the sump but need to be set up at the same height as if it were outside the tank,they dont work as well submersed lower than they should be.
I might have enough room to fit the skimmer on the side of the sump if I can't I'll have to trade it in for a in sump skimmer
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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Put the overflow box on the low side of the tank, where the water level is higher and it won't be a problem. If it were me I would have emptied the tank into buckets/totes and fixed it but I'm somewhat of a perfectionist lol.
Old post but I'm doing overflow in the next week one side that you is really clutted does it matter if it's on the other side or will that cause an overflow if it's 1/8"-3/8" out of level if less.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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If its that small I wouldn't think so. Just put the overflow slightly lower if it becomes an issue.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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If its that small I wouldn't think so. Just put the overflow slightly lower if it becomes an issue.
Ok I would put it on the other side but it's hard to get at the u tube to start the siphon
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #16
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Yea, good idea. Mines a pain to get to, let alone start a siphon lol.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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Yea, good idea. Mines a pain to get to, let alone start a siphon lol.
For setting the level on the overflow Box how much room should I leave if the power goes out? And the water goes back into the display 1",2"? Thanks
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For setting the level on the overflow Box how much room should I leave if the power goes out? And the water goes back into the display 1",2"? Thanks
The water will go back into the sump if the power goes out. I would say play it safe and put it up high, unplug the pump and see what you get. If there's room to spare adjust slowly if you want or need to.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #19
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U are always the return pump sizing master. I think u are always the first to answer someone's return pump question
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #20
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I've added my two cents in this thread LOL.

I think ballincrew is right, just go slow and adjust as needed. I have my overflow as low as it can go adn have the water about an inch over the top of the plastic. If the power goes out I have enough room in the sump for the water plus I have a hole drilled in my return pipe near the water line AND a check valve so no water gets back siphoned from the output hose. I run a very tight margin for my overflows cause I'm super paranoid about it flooding.
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