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Old 12-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Wet/Dry Sump

Built a wet dry sump. It works great. Problem is at least once a week it over flows my tank. I know I could have less water in the return tub but the trickle sound drives me crazy. Any ideas on why I am losing siphon in my over flo? or what I could do to stop this from happening?
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Could you post some pics of your setup? Overflow, sump, return pump, hose, etc.
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Your pics are not being displayed properly. In the email, the image link points to a login screen for a Google account.
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Much better.
Some questions:
So that I understand what I am seeing, the siphon ( the black PVC piping with the one way valve attached to it) draws water from the tank directly into the sump below?
Is there an overflow box that is fed by the siphon and drains into the sump?
What happens when you shut off the return pump? Does the siphon continue to draw water from the tank and fills up the sump?

Sound like the siphon cannot keep up with the output of the return pump.

Sorry so many questions...I don't see an overflow box so I am confused on how this is working.
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