sump design.

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Chris Delport, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. Chris Delport

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    In a sump, why is there a difference in water level from the entry point(skimmer) to the exit point?Is there a reason why the DSB is in shallow water?
     
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    Well you have 3 or so compartments, each with its own function and you want water flow in one direction, hence the drop off to the next chamber all the way back to the return pump which sits in the last chamber. @RiaanP is the DSB expert...
     
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    DSB can be in shallow water, or deep. Adee have about 50mm water above his sand. I got 250mm. Your choice.

    It is more about the flow across that is important. And that depends on the width of your sump. You must get the same flow rate, regardless of the width of the sump.
     

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