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Old 07-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
 
In the drawings i made, the first instance without the box on the inside, has a baffle on the outside at the tank water level.. the syphon will only drain if the tank is above the height of the outside baffle. In the second instance with a box on the inside, the drawing is off a little.. the top of the inlet tube would be the top of the tank level and i drew it below the tank level. Either way maybe it's not clear the drawings but there would be a syphon break/hold mechanism. I like the pipe idea though i might do something similar :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #12
 
worked on the sump and tested the overflow/return.. will glue/paint pipes next :) Still hafta figure out the details/configuration of filtration media in the first section of the sump.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #13
 
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Have a look here for an idea similar to what you are considering.

thanks btw i used this overflow design :)
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #14
 
the plumbing is painted.. i'm running it and doing water changes to remove any residual chemicals/debris from the new equipment.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #15
 
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What kind of paint did you use?
What is that in the first section of your sump?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #16
 
Hardware stores didn't have krylon fusion so i looked up an alternative and saw that some people had used rustoleum universal without issue, so i went with that. The thing on the end of the over flow is carbon + sponges.. made a filter that i can easily replace the media.. i guess i will make a good home for bacteria in the first compartment of the sump. I ended up going with acrylic baffles, mostly because they had them almost cut to perfect size i just had to trim a quarter inch of one side.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #17
 
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The part of the overflow which sits highest of all may not be quite high enough and may cause the gurgling sound once fully working. Did you cap it off and drill a hole in the top?

What do you plan on putting in the sump for media, there doesnt seem to be a lot of room in the first chamber.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #18
 
The gurgling noise is pretty much nil when there is a cap on it. And i'm not sure what i'm using for bio filter media yet.. thinking about pot scrubbers.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:09 AM   #19
 
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You don't need any media. The live rock is your filtration and will provide all the biological filtration you need. A sump is mainly for a skimmer and a refugium. It is also where you can put an auto top off and a media reactor.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #20
 
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You don't need any media. The live rock is your filtration and will provide all the biological filtration you need. A sump is mainly for a skimmer and a refugium. It is also where you can put an auto top off and a media reactor.
It's a freshwater tank not saltwater.
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