how does this sump work

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by hddoutside, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. hddoutside

    hddoutside Fire Shrimp

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    yea will thank you for all you help sostoudt
     
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  3. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    Just tell the guy it holds the tank, that's what matters. wood isn't cheap. He can add his own paneling if he desires.

    But if he desires a custom made stand that looks nice thats some money, either a hobbyiest or a craftsmen must make it. I personally would never trust those cheap stand they sell at the places like petsmart, they mostly particle board or pretty thin steel.
     
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    hddoutside Fire Shrimp

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    guess were my saltwater stand is from.
     
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    Are you sure the top of the divider (I circled it in red in the pic) is actually lower than the water level in the tank? I have a Whisper power filter on my tank (used for carbon) and the divider is about an inch higher than the water level in my display tank. When I shut off the power to the filter, it drains the water back into the display tank. There is no way I could use it as an overflow without cutting down the divider. Maybe that's what you need to do. Or get the Eshopps PF-300 overflow that was suggested earlier in this thread.
     

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    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    go to the lfs and get a "U" style tube for hang on back overflow box that and lil plastic molly breeder box thingy lol and we'll have u up and running
    10 dollar fix
     
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    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    it looks homemade to me. I'm suprised if its from petsmart and they used actual 2x4's
     
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    no my saltwater tank not the freshwater. my saltwater is made for metal from petco and is very flimsy
     
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    hmmm am going to check again thanks for the tip.
     
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    but isnt there a reason why the dividers that high? i think i heard about that somewhere.
     
  12. blackraven1425

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    It's to keep water in the chamber with the impeller, or the pump can't start.

    The problem is that the chamber with the impeller isn't low enough to work as a siphon overflow. It needs to be able to have a lower water level than the tank, without breaking the siphon, or it won't work properly.