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Old 09-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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I keep mine on the bottom in the return area. I have for thirteen years. The water falls by gravity. When power is stopped the pumps cut off but the water will drop till it reaches the opening of the overflow at the top. When power resumes then the sump water is pumped back up and when it gets over the top teeth then it falls back by gravity. As long as your gravity fed water to the sump equals your returned water to the main then you`ll be OK.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:54 AM   #12
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Only thing with the overflow is you`ll need to make sure the overflow does not run out of water or it will over heat and melt the overflow. Maybe even catch on fire. I would do it in the sump where your return pump is.
With some heaters this would be a very good point, but alot of heaters now come with water level sensors that automatically shut off the heater should the water level drop too far (like my aqueon pro 250) so if you your heaters have this option, that's not a concern. Even if they don't have the auto-shutoff it really woukdn bother me..I personally check my tank atleast once a day, if tore the same way you'll be ok
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I didn't know that they made heaters with that kind of technology, that's great to hear! So do you think it would be most beneficial to be placed in the same stage as the return pump in my sump?
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I honestly don think it matters where you place it in the sump, as long as it isn't in contact with any plastics
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