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Old 02-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Just cant get it together

I have a overflow sump tank and I have the u shape tubes with the airline hose cyphering down to the sump and have a pump to channel the water back in the fish tank ,now the problem is how do I get flow to even out ,there no flow control switch on the pump,do I'm pumping out more water then going in so i cyphered more airline tubes one at a time and now the pump not pumping it fast enough and keeps passing the water line .....I NEED HELP ,PLEASE!!!

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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If im understanding this right

Your pump is rated for to much gph then what the overflow box can handle. Without buying a new pump you can add a ball valve on the hose coming from the pump to.slow it down.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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If im understanding this right

Your pump is rated for to much gph then what the overflow box can handle. Without buying a new pump you can add a ball valve on the hose coming from the pump to.slow it down.
I have one on there already and that's part of the problem cause when I slow the flow from the pump the sump start to raise above waterline then vise versa
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So when you dial back the return pump the sump might overflow? Also be careful as some pumps don't do well with a ball valve slowing them down. The use of a T and a valve to divert return pressure is safer for the pump.
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Agreed ^^

Have you tried adjusting the overflow box up and down
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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So when you dial back the return pump the sump might overflow? Also be careful as some pumps don't do well with a ball valve slowing them down. The use of a T and a valve to divert return pressure is safer for the pump.
Ok didnt know that,headed for the DIY store now
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Agreed ^^

Have you tried adjusting the overflow box up and down
I don't think I have a up and down option ...where will it be


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I don't see it on the picture. But there is usually one screw on the inside cup (that hooks to a part on the outside cup) that adjust ls the water level in the tank.
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I don't see it on the picture. But there is usually one screw on the inside cup (that hooks to a part on the outside cup) that adjust ls the water level in the tank.
A -Mac,I dont know how to thank you that was exactly it now its all Gud bro
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A -Mac,I dont know how to thank you that was exactly it now its all Gud bro
Wow do I know you?? Haha that's what they use to call me way back when, Oh those were the days lol. Anyways your welcome
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