You could ball-valve it and crank it back just a notch or two and get the level up just enough to clear that pipe. I balled off my fuge and it stopped sucking air.
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.
Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.