Need some advice balancing my sump flow.
I have a 55g tank that I e recently made a 10g sump for. I have 4 glass baffles in it, and it's fed with a 3/4" PVC siphon and the return is a rio 1100 pump rated at I believe 600gph. I have a valve on both the inlet and return to so can adjust the flow. I also drilled a small home right under the top tanks water level to break the siphon should the pump fail or there is a power loss. I'm guessing to balance the flow I should remove water from the top tank first and the open up in the intake valve to the pump and adjust as necassary to keep the right level of water in the sump. The. I guess after that water level is set I can too off the 55? My concerns are what if the intake to the sump clogs or flow gets restricted some how like the filter media begins to get too dirty and flow is restricted, wouldn't that mean the balance e would be off and I risk flooding the top tank?