CONFUSED ABOUT MY SUMP?!

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Hey guys :D

firstly want to apologise about how many threads I'm making.. I've got a lot of question but at the moment this is my last one :)

Ive got my sump (already made) i understand how it all works but just one thing is driving me nuts and need clarification..

here is my idea and can you tell please tell me if I'm living in a dream world lol

if i have 2 holes drill at around 1 inch lower than the water level in the main tank with 1 inch pipes connected… going down into my sump.. the gravity will fill the sump up to the level of the pipe.. soon as the pipe is submerged it will stop filling… there for i can attach my pump to the other side of the su,p and the water goes round and round… then no need for a overflow box (huge amount of noise and makes u want to piss yourself)

will this work I've got a feeling I've missed something as why wouldn't everybody do it…

oh and of course i would cover the holes with a mesh :)

as i said I've got a feeling somebody is going to be laughing at this but i can't see why it wouldn't work

thanks!
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Bump

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benmcfadden replied the topic: CONFUSED ABOUT MY SUMP?!

I think a picture might help mate.

Its hard to visualise.

Haku, I knew your were good.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:CONFUSED ABOUT MY SUMP?!

This is a bad design if the pump is shut off or clogs or fails the main tank will continue to empty into the sump till water level drops below the drain holes regardless if the end in the sump is submerged
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JamJar replied the topic: Re:CONFUSED ABOUT MY SUMP?!

Ok.. i didn't think this would happen but i will take ur word for it.. what about if i use 2 1" pipes at my desired water level kinda like a box but instead just pipes?

would this work..?

BENMCFADDEN mate il try do a drawing but I'm no artist haha!

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