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Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Location: Cleveland Ohio

PostPosted: 2003.10.25(Sat)13:17    Post subject: balancing sump flow Reply with quote

I am planning on setting up my first saltwater tank after christmas. Lately I have been planning and researching. I have built a wet/dry filter out of a ten gallon tank and plexiglass. the return pump is a rio 1100. I plan to just buy a prefilter/overflow box. my question is, how do you "balance" the input and the output so the incoming flow equals the output flow? do you use valves?
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2003.10.26(Sun)12:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about this myself. I believe that's why a lot of tanks have the "overflow" corner. It's sectioned off small corner with slits in the top at the level you want the tank to drain. This goes down the piping to the sump. This way you don't have to worry about it if the return pump stops working.
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PostPosted: 2003.10.28(Tue)15:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

what if you don't have an overflow corner, is there another way to do it?
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