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Old 08-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #21
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Sump and Canister

I have an acrylic 120g corner bow with built in overflow. I am setting this up for Africans. I have an FX5 and was recently given a sump. I would like to run them both using the existing overflow without drilling additional holes and in a single line.

My idea is to drain into the sump first then to FX5 and back into the tank. The FX5 will pull the water from the sump using its pump. Is this possible? What is the best way to do this?

There has to be a way to make this happen.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #22
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Stick to your own thread.

It would be easier to run them separately.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #23
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oh... i did not realize i posted this in thread.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #24
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Lol. Highjacker. my next problem is bubbles. My sump intake is bubble central and micro bubbles have made it into my tank. Any suggestions?
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i just had to step on your toes since you are from Louisiana. I am from Mississippi.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #26
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Well neighbor. Welcome. I think your idea is good but it really depends on the fx5s ability to pump the water. Idk much about them but I don't think it's strong enough to pump the water up and into the tank. I could be wrong( probably wrong). I too have a freshwater sump however I just have a pump not a filter for a return. Hopefully someone can chime in and help.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #27
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If you can raise the sump high enough so that it effectively drains into the FX5 it could work. Otherwise it is much simpler and easier to just run them separately.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #28
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Howdy Neighbor,

I sure am not missing all the southern heat right now. Living in Seattle has made me appreciate the South a whole lot more.

I have been told it can not be done. Now I am hoping someone will give me an alternative solution as I really do not want drill new holes into this tank. There has to be some sort of solution.
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Does the tank have a euro brace (wide area of acrylic as a top frame, not as open as a standard tank)?
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #30
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If the dt is drilled why not just get a submersible pump and drop it into the last section of the sump?
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