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    Sump Question


    Does a tank with a built in overflow usually have another hole somewhere for returning the water from the Sump or is the water usually fed back into the top of the tank ?

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    Re: Sump Question

    The Aquaria Canada aquariums with overflows have a return drilled beside the drain.  Both of these are in the bottom of the overflow.

    I'll post a pic tonight to give you a visual

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    Re: Sump Question

    Would'nt the water go back into the sump if the return drain was in the overflow ?

    the picture will probably clear that up...

    thanks,
    Nick.

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    Re: Sump Question

    The the return drill is in the overflow but you use pvc pipe(or hose) to have it return the water in the aquarium.  You have an option of another drill on the side of the overflow to let the return escape through here or go over the top and into the tank.

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    ah, now that makes more sense. thanks.
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    Re: Sump Question

    That's the best way but you can also just plumb your return up the back and over the back edge.  If you get a choice, go with IJO's way.  Looks nicer and eliminates ugly plumbing up the back of the tank.  

    Geez...that's twice now that I've agreed with another reefer....I'm losing it.
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    haha mouse... keep up the good work  

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    Re: Sump Question

    Cool... I don't suppose anybody has a step by step guide for turning a 33gal glass aquarium into a Sump ? it doesn't look like it would be very hard but all i've seen is diagrams of the end product, no step by step guide or equipment list or anything like that....

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    Re: Sump Question

    Here's link to a simple drawing for a sump / refugium...it's teh design I use.

    http://www.aquaria.ca/cgi-ban/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=AquariaDIY;action=display;num=104568 2901

    It's on this bulletin board.  hope it works..
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    Don't suppose you got any pics of the final product ? seems so simple....

    is their any point in adding a section for the filter media or do have a seperate filter attached somewhere else...
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