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Old 08-19-2003, 10:29 PM   #1
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DIY Wet/Dry Underway

i got this thing started i just hope the fluval plus 2 get enough water flowing to it, ill post a section on my website later once i get it all sorted out
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shibby, the sump is flawless, however i guess im gonna have to use an overflow box ($$$$ )

and the fluval plus 2 isnt strong enough to send the water back up into the tank so ill have to get an underwater pump ($$$$ )
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I was really wondering how you planed on plumbing all of this.

an overflow box and return pump is much more the standard way of getting water into and out of a sump / wet/dry.
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the overflow box does not have to be $$$

provided you can find the right glue, you can get the parts and plastic to build just about sized overflow for less than $50... or if you want to really ghetto-rig something, you can use pre-fab plastic boxes and cheap plumbing parts to make a low-capacity overflow.

as for your pump, a wet/dry does not need an enormous flow, so any inexpensive pump (or powerhead) that can do a few 100 gph should work.
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an overflow box and return pump is much more the standard way of getting water into and out of a sump / wet/dry.
I didnt want standard overflow box i wanted crazy ghetto creation! and it didnt work out too well! it woulda been copyrightwritten and everything!

oh well its fortunate i know someone in the plastic business, ill get the box made by them and then piping maybe they can make it and ill buy a pump sometime
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