Comp: Cleaning Detritus in Liverock chamber

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  1. Gareth0508

    Gareth0508

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    Problem: Removing all your liverock out the sump to syphon detritus

    Solution: In my Liverock chamber I drilled a hole in the bottom and plumbed a drainage pipe with a valve on the end. Liverock is suspended on Eggcrate.

    Drilled and plumbed:
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    Drainage pipe under sump:
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    Liverock suspender:
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    All installed and ready for use:
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    Now I stir up the water and open the valve to clean my sump and do water changes. No mess, no fuss, clean sump every 2 weeks...
     
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  3. Jinx

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    That's a very good idea
     
  4. Pantoffel

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    Brilliant
     
  5. hammers

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    Very clever, let us know how it works
     
  6. michelle34

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    It's a great idea
     
  7. Zander Marais

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    Great idea! On average, how often do you find it necessary to clean out detritus from the sump? Obviously the less there is the better, but how quickly does it build up?
     
  8. SanetS

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    I love this. Very clever
     
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