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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I read somewhere on here that somebody was building an ultra col overflow safeguard. Basically, it involved an electrical relay that required you to push a button to start the return pump. This way if the power went out and you broke siphon in the drain line, the pump wouldn't pump water out...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I had two failures in one day that caused my tank to flood. I was thinking of ways to add fail safes, where possible, to my tank design to prevent future flooding or fire hazards and I know there are lots of creative thinkers on this forum. So list any safety precautions and design features you...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    I want to set up an Eshopps wet/dry filter that I purchased about a year ago. I had it running on a small tank in my basement to test it out for about a month and all was good. I would like to set it up on my main 55gallon tank in my living room. The only thing stopping me is the fact that my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I'm in need of help with setting adding a sump to my existing system. Currently I have a Ref hanging on my DT, which is fed from the output of my skimmer. I would like to ad a deep sand bed/frag tank somehow using an my ehiem canister filter (w bio pellets) as the return pump from the...
  5. DIY Forum
    Hi all. I'm in need of help with setting adding a sump to my existing system. Currently I have a Ref hanging on my DT, which is fed from the output of my skimmer. I would like to ad a deep sand bed/frag tank somehow using an my ehiem canister filter (w bio pellets) as the return pump from the...
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I just ordered an overflow box rated at 700gph and a mag 9.5 rate at 950gph. I figured with a 4ft head height and a couple of turns the flow should almost balance out. I also plan on running a adjustable valve back to the beginning of my sump to bleed off any excess flow. Does this sound like a...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    so i came home from work last night to find about 3-5 gallons of water in the stand and some on the floor and a cloudy tank at first i though the tank had leaked but no the sump was low and the tank was just at the top of the overflow. after a quick clean up i started looking around and found a...
  8. DIY Forum
    I was messing with my system and decided to set up a pump I was not using to increase flow through my display tank. After getting it all going I realised I had not drilled an anti siphon hole as I usually do, so there was a danger of overflowing my sump. I was at the hardware store for last...
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