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Old 12-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #11
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Shouldn't be any harm. Some people say it actually extends the life of the pump, though that makes no sense to me at all. I've got a ball valve on my return pump, with it throttled back just a bit.
It does extend the life of the pump and lowers the electricity usage.
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Ok so today I'll be installing a 3/4" ball valve on my return line. Should I put it before or after the T?

Should I redo the entire return line to 1/2"? Or won't matter..?

Is my 1" drain too large?
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It does extend the life of the pump and lowers the electricity usage.
See, I would have thought it would use more electricity, since it would seem that the pump would have to work a little harder... but, maybe I'm just not understanding how they work quite right.
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the drain is not too large. you can make the drain out of a 6" diameter pipe- it won't drain one more drop than the return pump is sending up.
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Ok I'm going to have to play with it more tonight once I install the 3/4" valve on the return. I'll let u guys know how it goes
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Ok so I think it's working as it should. I have the amount of water flow I was looking for.

Might redo the entire return line and put that T after the ball valve so I put some water through the sump twice.

So far so good! Thank you! Just need to deal with some drain noise now :/
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Finished product

What do you guys think of the flow return/back into the sump?
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6 t5 bulbs. Should be able to have some nice coral
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i would submerge those spouts, or you are gonna have salt creep everywhere.
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