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Old 08-12-2003, 02:41 AM   #16
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I've never done this before, but it seems that something like this ought to work. What does everybody think?
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Old 08-12-2003, 04:20 AM   #17
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Digger, this would not quite work out, since you would lose the syphon between the tank and the overflow box. You need to add a box inside the tank as well and have a hose syphon between the little box inside the tank and outside the tank.

I'm not really that good with explanations, but I'm even worse with drawing. If it's still unclear I'll try and draw something up in the morning.

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Here is a link to overflow box.
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:16 PM   #18
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Mario, I thought since that box on the back has the drain on the side, I can always maintain a minimum of water in that box, that way neither end of the siphon would be exposed to the air.
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:35 PM   #19
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Thanks guys, that makes sense. Diggers design works if the water in the tank never goes below the overflow pipe. However, I am concerned with all the bubbling going on in my tank I could loose syphon, consequentially the contents of the sump would be pumped into the tank, leading to overflowing and a dried fried pump. I guess that is just the risk of the design.
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Oh! I never considered that. Why are you adverse to drilling the tank?
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Uhm... because it is made out of glass. Glass is hard. Breaks easily. Thickness is calculated to withstand a certain pressure. If you drill holes in it you are reducing that stability. Tempered glass can not be drilled. Drilling thick glass is no fun. My lfs wouldn't do it. I wouldn't do it.
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