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Old 12-31-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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Sump Help

Hey all,

I had an acrylic sump made for me about a year or so ago and have been pulling my hair out with it ever since.

Problem #1: On the left side there is a 2" wide section where the water dumps in from the corner overflow above, there is a devider wall that seperates the dump area and the fuge. In the middle of said wall is an about 1/2" opening to allow transfer of the water from the dump area into the fuge.

I have tried about 100 different configurations to the 1" PVC gravity drain from the tank, no matter what I do there's billions of bubbles and saltwater spray/mist goes EVERYWHERE.. There's got to be something that can be done here?



Problem #2: The fuge has almost no flow, I finally just added a 180 GPH PH with a spinning nozzle to circulate water in the fuge, I assume the reason for lack of flow/circlulation is the water entering the fuge from the middle instead of the top? There may not be anything else I can do about this, but I thought I'd bring it up incase someone had an idea?



I would love to draw up a nice picture/design of it like I see many people post here, but I don't have the software to do it, I'm not sure what everyone else is using?


Thanks for the help,

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Can you post a photo of the sump/fuge?

Try doing a google search for 'free drawing software'.

Or draw it on paper an scan it if you have access to a scanner.
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Google Sketch is an awesome free program you could use.
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Here's a Picture of the left side, where the water dumps and enters into the fuge:





Here's a picture of the whole fuge/sump:




Currently, the graviety drain from the tank overflow comes down to the bottom of the chamber, makes a U then comes up with a "T" fitting installed 1/2 in the water and 1/2 out of the water.

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