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Shutting down sump

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Gordo

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I'm about to replumb my system to have one sump for both my display tank and my frag tank. I'll be using my display tank sump for this so I will need to drain and move my sump. I have a ~1800 GPH closed loop on the display tank that will continue to run during the move. If I throw a heater in the tank how long can my tank go without the sump? I would think a long time, but wanted to get some opinions. I'm thinking the maximum amount of time it would be down is 24 hours.
 

szidls

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Hey Gordo,

It sounds like 24 hrs isn't too long of a period. Are there heater/chiller issues? Also will your skimmer be off during this period? Maybe add a canister/backwash filter to the display during the swap.
Good luck, Scott
 

Witfull

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many tanks run without sumps for their entire lives,,,i would have to agree with the skimmer issue, but one day aint nuthin'
 

NaH2O

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Gordo - I wouldn't be too concerned about it, since it will only be 24 hours. If you think something might come up and it will be longer, just have some water ready to do a water change.
 
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