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Old 01-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #131
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Ok, another question that I have; when doing my weekly-bi weekly water changes I usually do 25-30 gallons. I simply pump water out of dt and slower fill it back up with mixed water. How do you do water changes when having a sump? Might sound like a stupid question, but I'm just trying to understand. Thx
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:59 AM   #132
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Awesome question bro, I need the answer too lol.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #133
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My sumps are big enough so that I can drain and fill them and conduct my water change without lowering the water level and disrupting things inside the display. Yours may not be large enough to pull 30 gallons from. You are going to need to shut down the return pump and then change out your water. If you don't do this, the sump will run dry while you are working and you may damage the return pump.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #134
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Pretty stoked, just picked up my piece of acrylic with my 2 4" holes cut into it or my filter socks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #135
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Here it is. I didn't realize how close the hole were going to be, so I'm going to brace it with this 1/2" piece of square tube.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #136
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You'd be ok not to brace it. There isn't much force on the socks that would break that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #137
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Look what came in the mail today! Sorry if I'm a little excited, but I haven't been able to find these at any of my local hardware stores. Do I install with the rubber inside overflow or outside?


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:22 AM   #138
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Mine are rubber on the inside.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #139
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Well it depends how you put them in. It goes on the opposite side of the nut.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 AM   #140
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Perfect thx!
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