Set Up Issues Help

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Setup' started by AZL, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. AZL

    AZLValued MemberMember

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    Can anyone offer some advice with this set up?

    I got the 60 litre tank and 40 litre sump with hang on the back overflow from a guy on Facebay, it's a lovely little DIY build. A friend who works at the local fish shop and I tried setting it up and we're having problems.

    The obvious issue is the return pump that I got from another friend is way too powerful at 1800 lph, I'll be using an adjustable 700 lph sicca Syncra .5 on it and keeping that for another project.
    The thing that's confusing us a bit is the overflow drainage. As you can see in the pic it's a homemade hang on the back one as the tank isn't drilled.
    When I put water in the rear chamber it goes down the hose into the sump with no issue but water doesn't seem to travel up and over the baffles.

    Does it look like it should self siphon or do you think it needs a mechanical part to move the water over and into the drainage chamber? I also need to be very careful to prevent siphon failure and therefore flooding as this tank is at work so while I'm in most days and live around the corner so easy to nip in on days off for feeding and maintenance a flood would not be caught quickly and would be disastrous.

    I'd be grateful for any advice and guidance any of you could offer! Thank you!
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  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

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    Giving this a bump up for you hope our sump users can help you today
     
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    AZL

    AZLValued MemberMember

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    Thank you, the smaller pump came today so I'm going to give it another go. I suspect I need to remove air from the overflow siphon, we'll see! Grateful for any advice!
     
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