Post by daviddelp09 on Dec 9, 2009 21:36:38 GMT -5
every time my power goes out my return pump thats in my sump stops working and of course my tanks water level goes down below the over flow and then in turn floods my sump and makes a huge mess. its done this between 5-10 times and its getting to the point its rotting my floor. when i find that the pump dont work u can beat it against something and the pump starts working again. any ideas on what i can do??? otherwise who is interested in a 65g with everything included???
Also lower the water level in your sump. So that way when u lose power it wi just fill up the sump instead of overflowing. Been there with this issue. Had way too small of a sump on my 125. Would dump about ten gallons when the power went out.
Can you adjust the amount in your display? How is your overflow set up if it is a hob then drill a hole in the return line just at your current water level. When the pump stops it will start to suck air and lose suction keeping most of the water in the display.
Post by brianatwork on Dec 10, 2009 7:38:26 GMT -5
On my old 40 gal. the return line from the sump was drilled thru the back of the tank but it was drilled too far below the water line and if the pipe was level the sump would overflow but if I pulled the outlet end up some I had plenty of room in the sump. On my old 10 gal. the return from the sump was plumbed over the top of the tank so I drilled a hole as naclh20nut suggests and it kept it from overflowing the sump. I'll see if I have a pic for referance.