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Old 03-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Need Help Hooking Up Sump

I recently purchased an oceanic 240 gallon tank with an overflow directly in the middle of the tank. The guy I purchased this tank from had everything hooked up to a sump and I am having trouble putting it all together. I drew out an image using my computer. The places I have question marks are the places I am confused about hooking up and to what. I would appreciate any help I could get. And if i have something drawn or hooked up wrong please correct me. Thanks
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From the drawing, it looks like the two outside pipes are for closed loops. Water comes out of the tank and then is pushed right back into the tank.

The center overflow has 3 pipes in it? From what you have drawn it looks like two drains and one return.

Can you post pics of the actual tank and sump???
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yeah i will try to get pics of everything at lunch. thanks
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I think Zig has it, the pics would help. Was there a frag tank or refugium hooked up to the sump overflow? There just seems to be a lot of pipes coming out of that sump. I don't suppose any of them have a float valve on them?
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The left side of the sump may be for an exterior skimmer. The right side bulkhead is probably for the return pump. Photo's will help.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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My drawing was a little off. There is only the overflow coming off the sump on the right side. I was drawing from my memory and I guess I added a couple extra things. I also couldn't get any pics inside the overflow because of the canopy sitting on top but I looked inside and there are 3 holes in the bottom and the guy i bought the tank from said that the return was in the middle. Also he had a chiller hooked up to this system if that helps.



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The two holes/bulkheads on the left of the bottom pic are for return pumps. The large hose in the center of the sump is for the drain coming out of the tank. The bulkhead on the far right could be for the fuge. I'm not 100% sure about that. It could have been a feed pump in the sump below the main drain that pumped water over into the fuge area.

The holes in the tank on the right and left of the overflow are for a closed loop system. There should be 2 drains or intakes and 2 returns (4 holes) From the way it looks you could plumb 2 of the holes over to the intake of a pump and the other 2 holes to the return of a pump and have a nice closed loop on your tank.

As for the overflow there should be a drain (larger hole) and a return which is what the "T" shaped part with the loc-line on it plumbs to(the return coming from the sump)

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Yeah it helps a little. I am still confused about where the chiller and pumps hook up on the sump but other than that I can figure it out. Thanks for all the help!!
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By looking at the stuff on the top of the 1st pic, I see an external return pump. So, on the left of the sump with the 2 lines near the bottom, the external return gets hooked to that and I would say the other is for the chiller. It looks like the line came out of the sump and into the chiller and I see a line about the same size near it that could be the return from the chiller back into the sump.

hehe...just enlarged that 1st pic. You have 2 external pumps. The bigger 1 is probably the return to the tank and the smaller one is either for the chiller or closed loop.
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