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bearwithfish 07-14-2010 11:53 AM

closed loop plans??
 
i am thinking i would like to get the most out of my return pump from my sump and i would also like to eliminate two of the power heads in my DT... soooooooo i was wondering if any one out there has any good plans for a closed loop system that incorporates the return from the sump? and if not them just a good closed loop system to reduce the number of power heads blocking up my DT...

onefish2fish 07-14-2010 04:08 PM

im pretty sure if your sump pump fails/burns out or even if it gets turned off the display will drain down to your sump flooding your room. for obvious reasons, you dont want that.

a closed loop works because its closed and not being run off of a pump that has multiple connections.

bearwithfish 07-14-2010 07:50 PM

yeah i got a little more info later in the day on it and i think a plan is forming... but it will wait for now no big hurry i have flow i am just trying to cut operational costs.... mostly so i can build another tank but also because its just good practice LOL


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