| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools|
power outage control
anyone have a sugguestion to control the the flooding of my wet drt when the power goes off?
There are battery backups you can purchase. You plug it into the wall the batter inside charges all the time, your pump is plugged into this battery back up unit. If the power goes out the pump still runs for a time on the battery backup. Only way I know of we plan on useing that for our sump on the sw tank, others my have some more ideas. Hope it helps.
| || |
Originally Posted by DoubleT
What? your sump should not be overflowing even when the power goes out. What part is overflowing into the sump? I will eliminate the overflow box(obiously) Im thinking you forgot to drill a whole in the reture line for your wet dry. What might be happening is that when the power goes out,the water in the return ling gets pulled by gravity the opposite way and syphons the water from your tank to your sump. To fix this all you have to do is drill a 1/16th inch whole rite below the water line in your main tank so when the powergoes out,the the whole will break that suction therfore leaving your floors dry.
Originally Posted by trreherd
I've never had a problem with my system returning to normal after a power outage. I to have holes drilled in my return 90's. Just above the water line so they break siphon immediately. I have 8" of "extra" cushion. If your wet/dry is overfilling it isn't large enough.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Power outage!||ajmckay||Beginner Saltwater Aquariums||8||01-01-2009 09:08 AM|
|Help with power outage situations||Sirmo||Beginner Freshwater Aquarium||10||08-22-2008 05:01 PM|
|power outage||miagrrl||Tropical Fish Diseases||4||03-09-2008 02:33 PM|
|8 Hour Power Outage||Amphitrite||Beginner Freshwater Aquarium||19||12-21-2007 03:01 AM|
|Power outage||squintsmom||Beginner Freshwater Aquarium||5||05-27-2007 07:46 PM|