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  1. DIY Forum
    I've recently been getting my sump set up on my 30g reef and this is a little video of the overflow box I built. A similar one at the LFS cost $175 and even the cheaper boxes with the U tubes cost upwards of $90. This cost me $5 in acrylic and 1 for the bonding agent at a local plastics dealer...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    ok so today i decided to clean the sponge in my return pump from my sump. I turned the pump off and started to dismantle, whilst doing so i noticed the water in my sump was rising...fast- it went past the level where it normally stops and started getting alarmingly close to the top of the sump...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    What is the best sand/ siphon/vaccum for removal of detrius?? my sand has gotten real bad, and I want to do a better job of keeping up! whats the best out there??
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I've searched all over and can't find a discussion exactly about this, but if I just missed a post that answers the question - Sorry! Please just post the link. :) My tank isn't drilled to overflow into a sump; I'm siphoning water and using a pump in the sump to return to the tank. The...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I finally found time to install my auto top off on my nano tank on Sunday. I bought all the equipment from autotopoff.com. I have a small pump in a container that gets turn on when the float switch drops. I hooked everything up and watched the pump turn on and then off at the appropriate...
  6. DIY Forum
    Hi all, I have this posted on a local reef forum, but responses are nil...would love your input! I'm starting to plan a new custom overflow for my AGA (tempered...boo) 55 gallon. Here are the three views of what I have planned. I think everything is at the proper height. It's kind of a blend of...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, total noob question, but my sump sits on the floor and of course I can't get a siphon that way and after a month and a half of running the floor of the sump has accumulated a good deal of fine sand and general gunk. I believe most designs I saw have the sump on the floor, so how do people...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Im just curious as to what the normal water/sand cleaner siphon is these days. Last time I was into aquariums, it was just standard plastic tube. Now they have filters, pumps, battery operated?!? By chance they sell robots to do it for me? So before I go buy something thats going to be...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    OK, So I've got a bit of a hair algae problem at the moment, and as I'm sure most people know, almost all methods to get rid of it(or any type of algae for that matter) involve physically removing it from the tank. I've been pulling out as much as i can by hand, but today I had a brain wave...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Guys, I have an interesting question. I recently set up a sump and was wondering if this idea was a good one. My sand and LR gets pretty dirty over the course of the week and I dont have enough time to siphon the whole sand bed (my max water change weekly is 5gal). I was wondering If i could...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I can't find the answer anywhere, so am I the only this has ever happened to???? I have a 90DT with a 30 sump/ref Running a Mag 12 as return to the DT. Also have an Ehiem 900 as return in a closed loop which stays in DT from and to. My question is I have an outside overflow that was built...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure this question has been asked many times in the past but I can't find the answer anywhere. So here's the questions: What happens when the siphon goes in an overflow box? Is this possible? If that happened, wouldn't the sump pump drain all the water in the sump? I'm just curious. Hope...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Gentlefolk, I decided, due to the shear amount of noise generated from the water fall coming down the pipes, to go with a siphon drain system with 2 drains. What are the disadvantages of this design? What are the advantages, besides a completely silent tank? I understand that there are...
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    return pump, refugium
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    view of 2 drains - One with the flow reg, one emergency
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