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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, planning to change my overflow from the typical Durso stand pipe to a bean animal due to the extreme noise from the overflow. This is 180 AGA with dual overflows - (2) plastic overflow weirs siliconed to the rear wall of the tank and (2) Durso standpipe holes drilled for each...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    I'm in the process of converting my old reef tank(replaced with a 93 cube) into a turtle tank since we rescued a 3rd turtle (some gave it up because they moved) and need more room from our 75. My question is I removed the old internal overflow box and wondered if I need it for my turtle tank...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    so i guess this is the newest hot item, i understand the purpose of the first two pipes, one handles the bulk, the other takes the excess, what is the purpose of the 3rd pipe? is it really needed? i understand its a safety overflow incase one of the others gets plugged. but we have all...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    A little background here. I purchased a 375 gallon acrylic tank. It's pretty much bare bones and I am building the overflow for it. The tank has an acrylic top. Here is a drawing of how the overflow will be constructed... I will be using 1/4" black acrylic. My question is "How far down from...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    As you can see by the pics i am having issues and I am not sure what to do . The water level in the overflow is only half covering the dursa tube so I am getting water and air rushing down to the sump. Also this is the annoying one, you know that hole that is drill in the return tube right at...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone help me quiet the water noise from the bulkhead tubing? I am finally setting up my 150 gal with the sump in my basement. I have two 1" bulkheads which connect to 1.5 inch flexible hose. I ran the two hoses to a T fitting behind the tank where they connect to a single 1.5 inch...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    The water level in one of my overflows keeps fluctuating up and down, and the drain line keeps belching a ton of bubbles into the sump every 10 seconds or so. The other overflow is steady and quiet. Both drains are flexible pvc, but the problem drain has a run of hard pvc to get it to the...
  8. Aquarium 911
    Any advice on gettin a clown out of a pre-filter.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    :help: :help: I am tring to salvage a 120 gal tank. I have heard of the coast-to-coast system and i think that it might work to salvage this tank. I'm just looking to find out more info on this system. Pics, info, Oppinions, anything helps. Might be putting one into my tank. Nedd to know...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I selling my entire setup. Moving --must sell. I would like to sell the entire setup as a whole , but will part corals seperatley until entire setup is sold. Price of everything is $650.00 firm, even after corals are sold seperately. This is the price of the equiptment and rock, the corals I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am still getting my stuff together but I am closer than ever to setting this thing up...it is an AGA 180 RR with the dual overflows...3/4 inch returns and 1 inch drains...what I am trying to decide on right now is what return pump to use... I own 3 pumps already... a mag 12, a quiet one 5000...
  12. Atlanta Reef Club
    Okay, so somehow my trigger decided to jump and landed in the overflow. It is a standard all-glass back wall 72bow overflow so there is not much room. It makes it especially difficult when the trigger wedges in behind the durso pipe at the bottom. I have tried using a net to get him but he is...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone I just ditched my rio 2100 for a mag drive 500. I did a water change and filled the tank like I always do. I pluged everything in and the tank is flooding!!!! I have to turn all the power off to keep it from over flowing. I don't know whats going on. Plaeas help!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    ALL RIGHT As some of you might have noticed I am asking a lot of housekeeping diy questions lately... The hubby and I are trying to figure out the next steps of the tank apparently the stocking part was easy compared to the endless DIY projects out there. I think I have a handle on what we...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, we are in the process of shopping around to get our tank set up and had a couple of questions regarding equipment. Our tank is lth 4' ht 2' wth 18" Had a couple of conflicting suggestions from lfs in reguards to sump set up. One said the best way to go is 2.5' sump with bio balls...
  16. Reef Build-Off 2007
    well, i guess this is me saying "i'm in" :) this will be the first tank that i have (done freshwater many many years ago together with my father) i'm still in the process of buying all the hardware. got a stand more or less built, a canopy that's about 60% done. 40lbs of fiji live rock...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    which bulkhead fitting r better the slip kind or the double thread kind
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have 2 Durso Pipes on my 120g. I have been noticing lately that the water level in my overflows keeps dropping. I had just finished tuning them and they were good for a week or so. I was about to break out the drill and make the holes bigger, when I noticed the holes were encrusting shut with...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    My husband made a durso stand pipe following the directions here http://www.dursostandpipes.com/ The tank is still loud though :( so a couple of questions 1. the hole in the cap is about 3/8" should this be larger/smaller to reduce the noise? 2. the directions stated it's better...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Anybody got any good tips on how someone could reduce the level of noise emitted from a tank setup??????
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