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Old 12-10-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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Sump sections

What is the point of spliting a sump into sections with the glass pans so the water will pour over it, I assume it has to do something with making sure the sump dosen't overflow but that dosen't make since to me.
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Well many sumps have different designs for different purposes. One reason to have a chamber for the live rock is so evaporation only takes place in the return section and not leaving the rock exposed. Makes it easier to keep snails/hermits in the rock side of the sump and keep any rocks / sand from getting into the return pump.
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Ah, makes sense.
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it's to keep a steady water level in some of the compartments, and also to stop bubbles from returning to the display, along with keeping sand and macroalgae(if there is a refugium implemented) from spreading out to the return pump.
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