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I will be using a 10 gallon tank as a sump for my 65 gallon new tank.
Sump will be under the tank, I will put a pump inside the sump to pump water back to the main tank.

The obvious solution is making a hole in the main tank wallon the upper level of water, this exactly the pumped quantity will go back to the sump, no oveflooding risk. However making a hole in thick glass isn't easy so I wanna find another way to get water to the sump the obvious solution is syphon but I am ruiing overflooding risks...
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Matt replied the topic: Re: sump question

You don't have to drill the tank to use a sump, some people just prefer not to see all the plumbing, there's all kinds of overflow boxes that do the exact same thing as having a built in overflow.

It's just two boxes, one in the tank and one outside. There's a U shaped siphon that takes the water from the in-tank overflow moves it to the outside box and down into the sump. Then once it's filtered through the sump it's returned to the tank via your pump and you can direct that anywhere in the tank you'd like.

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toni-a replied the topic: Re: sump question

I guess this is what I should do
How didn't I think about it before... thank you guys


the easiest setup should look like this

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: sump question

yeah you will have to do some tweaking to that to make it better but you have the idea ... and a 10 gal sump? what makes you want to do that canisters hold about 5 gals of goodies

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: sump question

we have a member who's built and is testing such a pvc-pipe overflow right now.

Here's the thread, it may give some ideas:
oscarfishlover.com/forum/14-tanks-filtration-heating-etc/285591-sumprefugium-plan-need-you-experienced-peoples
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