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TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong place or has been discussed before. (couldn't find it anywhere)

I'm thinking of installing a by-pass on my return, back to the beginning of the sump into the filter sock for when I am cleaning the sump. What do y'all think?

static reef
02-22-2015, 01:18 PM
Throw us some more details. Not quite understanding and I want to give you a descent recommendation

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Sharkboy99999
02-22-2015, 01:31 PM
I think he wants to be able to have a valve on his return line so he can switch it so he can have the water go to his tank or back to the sump .


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Just_Tim
02-22-2015, 01:32 PM
This is essentially a vaccum port, correct?




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Sharkboy99999
02-22-2015, 01:33 PM
After I sad that I realized y do u want to do this , y don't you just turn the pump off


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TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Just a by-pass so when I'm cleaning it's not returning the debris to the display. just like a loop filtering the sump.

TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 01:39 PM
I'm just thinking, scrape it, scrub it, shake out the chaeto, and everything flows back to the sock, not the display.

Sharkboy99999
02-22-2015, 01:40 PM
Oh so like it passes threw the filter socks


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TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 01:42 PM
Oh so like it passes threw the filter socks


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Exactly.

Brian
02-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Ball valve the drain and return and create a closed loop for the sump, should make sump cleaning a scrub and sock change job, sounds nice.

charleshardy5
02-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Way cool idea

static reef
02-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Damnet. Now I have to change some of my plumbing again. Amazing idea

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TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Now, for implementation... thanks guys!

Just_Tim
02-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Nice. Take pics man so JJ can thoroughly duplicate this :)




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charleshardy5
02-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Nice. Take pics man so JJ can thoroughly duplicate this :)




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Joe
02-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Good idea. Pics!

static reef
02-22-2015, 05:00 PM
I think all that i will do is add one more ball valve into my manifold that aims in the direction of the filter socks in the reactor sump. I will close all of the ball valves to each individual tank and open the cleaning ball valve, clean all the glass, and allow the tanks to flush themselves. After 30 minutes +/- i will suction out any dead spots, close the cleaning ball valve, and open all the others.

This is a great idea for the price of a ball valve and some spare plumbing that i am sure i have laying around. Thank you for sharing your idea

TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 05:02 PM
I think all that i will do is add one more ball valve into my manifold that aims in the direction of the filter socks in the reactor sump. I will close all of the ball valves to each individual tank and open the cleaning ball valve, clean all the glass, and allow the tanks to flush themselves. After 30 minutes +/- i will suction out any dead spots, close the cleaning ball valve, and open all the others.

This is a great idea for the price of a ball valve and some spare plumbing that i am sure i have laying around. Thank you for sharing your idea

Cool. Happy you can utilize it!

TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 05:27 PM
This is essentially a vaccum port, correct?




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Thinking on this, I could make a venturi after the by-pass valve and some flex tube and vacuum the sump as well.

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static reef
02-22-2015, 06:03 PM
Thinking on this, I could make a venturi after the by-pass valve and some flex tube and vacuum the sump as well.

"we're all mad here"

If that is the case then just buy a long hose, keep your ball valve, and flush the waste water out as part of your water change

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TheMadReefer
02-22-2015, 10:43 PM
If that is the case then just buy a long hose, keep your ball valve, and flush the waste water out as part of your water change

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I think I would benefit more from a self-filter cycle. I do my water changes (5 gallons, a little less than 10% every 2 weeks) from the display and vacuum the rock work.

Just_Tim
02-23-2015, 11:04 AM
I think how JJ does water changes is for a short period before a change his wave makers go full speed, blowing debris and detritus into the water column so it can be collected by the socks.




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Levi
02-23-2015, 11:57 AM
10 minutes and yes you are correct Tim

TheMadReefer
02-23-2015, 01:30 PM
Yeah, but my system and JJ's are a little different. lol

I'm just saying, scrub the sump and let it self-filter for 20 minutes would be easier than doing a 14 gallon (sump capacity) water change.