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Old 08-17-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Sump Questions

I'm planning on running a sump for a 29gal which is not drilled.

What's the best way to run a sump with it?

Ex1 - Running 2 powerhead, 1 goes down and one goes up directly

Ex 2 - With a hang on back overflow system.

or is there any other better way to run a sump.?

Let me know, thanks
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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I have a 75g reef with 1200gph dual overflow, one outlet is plumbed into my sump w/skimmer and the other goes into my refuge, both dump into a single return tank and the water is pumped back up to the display. I would suggest letting gravity do the work of getting the water into your sump and then pump it back up to your display. Just make sure that your sump isn't filled to the top or you could have a mess if the power goes out or your pump fails. A 10gal tank from walmart for about $10 with a bubble trap made of acrylic was my first sump w/refuge. I use it now as my return tank. HTH and good luck!!
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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If your tank is not drilled then you will will need an overflow box. Using two pumps - one up and one down, is a receipe for disaster.

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Would it work if the pump going down is weaker than the pump thats

pumping the water up back into the display?

What im trying to say is, when it goes down, use a weaker one cause

gravity will have affect on it, and hopefully it evens out with the stronger one?
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:39 PM   #5
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Won't work unless the pumps are precisely balanced and that would be a near impossible condition to maintain with powerheads. Your best option is to get an acrylic overflow box and a single return pump.
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alright thanks for the advice
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