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  1. Question First Sump - Need Help

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    I have started to build my first sump. See attached image of the plans.

    Main tank is 65 gallons with a drilled overflow and return. Sump is a 20 gallon long.

    So far, I have only siliconed the baffles into the sump. But, I have all the other plumbing and stuff ready to go.


    1) Is putting a ball valve on the tube overflowing into the sump smart/necessary? I want to add it in case I want to stop the flow in an emergency.

    2) Is the check valve on the return tube smart/necessary? I want to make sure that water can only flow one direction on that line, obviously.

    I will have more questions (and photographs) later - but for now, let's start with those.
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