10-01-2006, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by usmc121581
No you should be good. First adjust the overflow box to the water level you want in the tank. then turn the pump on, let the overflow box fill up. Then start the siphon on the overflow box. Sit there and watch to make sure that the sump doesn't over flow or the pump is keeping up with the overflow box. At first the water in the sump might rise a little but don't stop anything let it go. It will stop, but if the overflow box stops then you will need to get a bigger pond pump. But looking at what you have I think you will be good.
So far I am good. It took me about 4 hours sitting next to the tank and keep an eye on the water level :) It is tedious.... :)
Now, the tank has about 20 more extra GL from the sump. So far, I have not put anything in the sump except for moving the thermo to the sump. I am not sure I should move the hang-on protein skimmer from the tank to the sump as well? What's your input on this?