The Reef Tank banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Another Crazy Reefer
Joined
·
262 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
With bad weather approaching this season I have decided that I really need to back up my tank. The way it was rigged, if power went out water would flow over until my floor held bout 10-15 gallons of saltwater on the second story. I fixed this....I thought, but I still have a problem. The returns will cut syphon before the sump fills up and leaves about a 1" margin of error on the water level in the sump. Slowly, however, the overflow box leaks back into the sump because it is apparently not water tight. What do I do?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
638 Posts
With bad weather approaching this season I have decided that I really need to back up my tank. The way it was rigged, if power went out water would flow over until my floor held bout 10-15 gallons of saltwater on the second story. I fixed this....I thought, but I still have a problem. The returns will cut syphon before the sump fills up and leaves about a 1" margin of error on the water level in the sump. Slowly, however, the overflow box leaks back into the sump because it is apparently not water tight. What do I do?
I guess I would drain it and seal it up???????:bigeek: Just empty it, dry it and go around the seams with a safe silicone from the inside.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top