Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Newbury Park, CA
If you could check capacity before making this permanent might be a good thing. I have to pull the standpipe out of the overflow box weekly to net out surfing fish and that is another couple of gallons the sump must hold when pumps are off. Running my 40 gallon breeder is only half full. Lucky for me I am using covers on everything and have very little evaporation. It is really annoying having the sump pump sucking air and nagging you to do either dump more water in or do a water change NOW.
I would want to make the change too. The easier it is to do the maintenance the more likely it will get done.