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water level question

I converted my reef into a shrimp tank. also kept the sump. had to cut the center brace in the sump, which is a 55.
how high can the water level go before the glass breaks? I have it at 3/4 now. but I want to put an Aquaclear filter on it.

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There's no for sure answer to that question. The manufacturer designed that tank with a center brace.

If I were you I'd drain the sump and build in a chamber to hold filtration media. You already have water flowing through the sump so why add another piece of equipment?
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There's no for sure answer to that question. The manufacturer designed that tank with a center brace.

If I were you I'd drain the sump and build in a chamber to hold filtration media. You already have water flowing through the sump so why add another piece of equipment?
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its hard to see, but I do have a filter sock on the right side of the tank ( next to the stand) I just dont think there is enough water flow. I cant use a power head because of the shrimp. I just wanted a little more circulation without spending a ton of cash
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You could make a frame to fit the top of the sump but usually sumps are run only partly full anyway. Look for bowing of the long sides of the tank to see if you are in trouble or not.

Add more biological media to the sump, an HOB on the sump isn't going to help with tank circulation at all. For cheap, go to the dollar store and get some scrubbies, tie in a bag around your pump so you know water is going through them.

If your overflow can handle it you could add another pump and return to the sump for more circulation.


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Where will the water go from the tank if the sump is full, the floor?
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Where will the water go from the tank if the sump is full, the floor?
I have the 2 return pipes above water so there will be no back pressure
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