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Old 12-08-2017, 11:01 AM   #11
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Got it guys thanks, so you basically have to drill an overflow or something to get the water to the sump. I was under the impression from pics a saw you pumped water it to the sump
In a scenario where the sump was along side the tank opposed to underneath, pumping into the sump could be necessary. However, the risks for disaster go way up this way which is one of the main reasons people do it underneath.
While drilling is the better option (IMO) there is another siphon option that can be seen here:
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:02 PM   #12
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I stuck one behind my dt, little higher, drilled and it works great. Pumped from Dt and gravity return. Simple yet effective. It's behind the wall though, not sure what your location allows
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:32 PM   #13
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I have used the CPR over flow with a TOMs aqualifter.They are good.
If you want the best of both worlds go with the Eshopps Eclipse.
You will need to drill the tanks but the overflow is completely pre built and installs through the glass like a bulkhead.
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I hated the idea of an overflow. If that thing fails than it's a big problem.. I set the water levels in such a way that the pump cannot flood the sump and the sump cannot flood the tank. It's pretty solid, im sure there is something that could ruin my day but I havnt figured it out yet nor has it occurred. Best part is the pump is a maxi jet. I bought 3 because they're so cheap and effective. One runs, one soaks and cleaned, one on shelf for backup.. there's only 3" of lift involved. Can't rely on this for flow so a jabao pp4 is that.. thing is a beast.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:04 PM   #15
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I originally wanted to make a behind the tank sump as well with an overflow back into the display but I just never got to it
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