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Basic Marine Aquarium Setup

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    How do you get a proper syphon break in the return?

    I tried a few ways but it never worked in making a hole out of a piece of pipe...
     
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    I had the the return pipe coming in at just under the water surface level. When power went off or pump stopped only a small amount of water would flow back into the sump.

    So basically have some space in your sump for additional water and do not have the return pipe deep in the tank.
     
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    Ok that's what I ended up doing. Just thought there might have been another way...

    Thanks :)
     
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    Just plumb a non return valve into your return lines plumbing... Works perfectly
     
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    Do you get plastic ones? If so where do you get them?
     
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    Simple over the top return with siphon break.

    Using a micro irrigation connector, above the water line.

    No pee line, then you need to clean it. simple action, just stick a toothpick into it. The end inside is slanted, so if you turn it into the flow you get a stronger pee line, but it blocks easier.
     
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    Aaahh thanks man. I will definitely do something like this.
     
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    Thanks for the tips
     
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