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Old 01-14-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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So I set up my sump last night. Seems to be working well but I added 20lb of sand and it is moving. So the problem is, when I added the sand I leveled it off and now it is about 6" high on one end and nothing one the other. She flow over the baffel has made this happen. Now I am noticing that there is more and more sand entering the return section. I don't know that to do about all of this. My battery is to low on my phone to take a photo, I will take some as soon as I get it charged
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Ok so I may have bigger problems with this now that I look further at my tank. I am seeing that there is sand going back in to my DT and is a thin layer over lots of my rock. Did I mess up so bad that I am going to need to shut everything off and remove the sand? If so I am going to be angry at myself for not knowing what I was doing.
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Hi. How come there is sand in the sump?
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I was going to add light and algae, make that section in to a fuge.
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You might want to use a bigger and heavier sand particle. Sounds like your sand is too lite. How many areas are in this sump? What size tank is the sump? How high are the partition walls?
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30 gallon sump, three chambers first one is skimmer and water in. Second one is where the sand is third is heater and pump. Partitions are from 11" to 12 " where they overflow.
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