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Old 01-04-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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Here is a thread to the diy overflow we decided to "borrow".
We have been using it for several months and have never had a problem with it. The only thing we did differently was to use two u-tubes in case one lost syphon(and it has). Also to add the hole in he line from the return pump to the tank(just above the water line).
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:51 PM   #12
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I added a check valve between the return pump and the return outlet. Works everytime and ran about $35 but I think it's well worth it should the power go out. I have a 180 so changes can be tough. To alleviate some of the difficulties I used 12 feet of 1" ID tubing so that all I have to do is unplug the pump....remove from the sump of the Wet/Dry...place in new water (usually in a aquarium only trashcan) and plug pump back in. It returns all of the new water as if it were in the sump. Also it's a wise idea should you have many things plugged in to seperate them depending on usage need; i.e. the pumps for the overflows should be on the same power stip as the protein skimmer pump and wet/dry pump (or the like). That way you can turn off the overflows and the water pumps with one switch. You don't want them running if the water pumps are not. My .02
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