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PostSubject: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 9:54 am

Say I get a 20 gallon for a sump for my 55...

what equipment do I need to make it work? Also, how do I keep it from overflowing my main tank or my sump during a power outage?
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PostSubject: Re: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 10:55 am

check this link out iys very helpfull:) i gave it to fern to help with her 240g acrylic tank:)


http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html


just make sumpe baffles(chambers) in your 20g
skimmer,fuge,and return chambers.
if your tanks not drilled buy an overflow kit and buy a return pump for the sump
and get a check valve so the sump doesnt over flow
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PostSubject: Re: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 11:03 am

NICE POST ALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 11:13 am

thank you sir
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PostSubject: Re: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 11:27 am

where does the check valve go?

as i understand you run an overflow (same as refugium?) on the back of the 55, it drains into the sump, a return pump on the sump will push it back up and into the 55 gallon.

check valve goes where to prevent overflow? is this all I need to prevent power outage overflow?
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PostSubject: Re: sump question   sump question Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 1:10 pm

dcninja757 wrote:
where does the check valve go?

as i understand you run an overflow (same as refugium?) on the back of the 55, it drains into the sump, a return pump on the sump will push it back up and into the 55 gallon.

check valve goes where to prevent overflow? is this all I need to prevent power outage overflow?


your Fuge can be/should be in your sump. not the same as an overflow;)
yes the water drains into the sump the water goes through your chambers and the return pump pushes is back into the 55
in the link i provided it says to drill a hole in the return line inside your tank to breake the syphon if one were to accure! but a check valve is better IMO the valve can be placed on the return line!
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