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Calling Basement sump people

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First time ever I can put the sump in a basement. I need help.

 Humidity stays at 60% I can keep it at 50% with a dehumidifier..

size 80' x 55' with 9' ceiling.

 I do want to finish it out too,  the house has 8" walls and ceiling and is very air tight as it runs on Geo therm..

problems I see

 humidity raising down there.

skimmer not having enough O2 for exchange and decreasing over time.

what are other problems you ran into in and how was it fixed?

what pre-cautioned measures did you take?

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To help offset the O2 exchange, you can run a tube from the air cup on the skimmer out a window or just outside if the basement does not have one. This will allow the skimmer to pull in fresh air and aerate the water.

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+1 on the outside tube thingy (that’s a scientific term)

I would def recommend a dehumidifier to keep things in check. My house in Florida had windows everywhere but still got a little water damage behind my tank because of the humidity. 

One thing you might think about is the openness (or lack there of) if anything was to happen. ie. skimmer overflows with stankness, polytoxin release, you decide to eat tacos. Taco air is heavy you can’t air out a basement. 

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