I put a T on my overflow, water won't go to refugium

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I'm using 1" pipe and 1 1/2" on my stand pipes.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    What size hole for the drain?
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    So, are you going from 1" drain, splitting into 2 1/2"?
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    No, it's 1" splitting to two 1"
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I've been using that configuration for about 6 months and have had no trouble with it. A few good sized snails have made it to the sump no problem. Just a little noisey when they are going through.
     
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    You have one going straight down, and one T'd off to the fuge? And it's not flowing over and down, only down.......Hhhmmmmmmmm;
    You have some good advice, and the comment about the path of least resistance- ( I path I rarely take in life btw)
    Surely you're not trying to change the laws of hydrodynamics?
    o_O:D:)
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    No, there are two 90s above the left overflow.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm having a little trouble understanding your drain configuration. From the drain line from the tank, is there a "t" or something else?
     
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    T. Above the T are 2 90s to get the water into the sump.