Make you a deal, you don't call me ODH and I won't ignore you in the future.We really cannot help you unless you provide some visual feedback or a discription of your exact problem. Hey ODH, have you ever hear of the MegaFlow sump filter. Drs Foster and Smith sells them. I was wondering about your opinion. I was thinking of switching from my Oceanic reef ready sump 1. your thoughts would be appreciated.