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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm new to these forums and need help with shutting off my pump based on the water level of my secondary tank. I'll explain more. 1) Pump in sump needs to shut off if water level in above tank or main tank reaches a certain level. Optional: An alarm or light come on if this...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking for fish that swim near the surface, the bottom is getting crowded... (things that would fit in my 50)
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am new to TheReefTank and I just setup a new SW Tank. I have been using TheReefTank for about 6 months before I finally jumped into a new tank. I have a 100 gallon reef ready tank with sump. I added Live rock and live sand a week ago and am stumped. I just checked my water levels and...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi all. I acquired a Eshoops PSK-200 that is sitting in my sump / refugium. It's currently in about 8" or 9" of water and even on it's lowest possible setting it's overflowing the skim basket with bubbles that turn into water. It's running the original pump. On an older skimmer there was room...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I recently purchased a house and it came with what I believe is between a 50 and 60 gallon saltwater tank. I wasn't really given any instructions on how to care for it and the water levels seemed to be pretty low in the wet-dry area (the sump pump chamber eventually ran out of water a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Besides micro bubbles, is there any reason to have baffles in your sump?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have been dealing with some irregular water flow from my sump into my tank for about a week now. There have been a few times where my tank is to the brim, nearly overflowing. To fix it, I simply unplug the pump and let the water level balance out, and then plug it back in. I understand the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys got a question for all you. The higher the water level is in your display tank the higher the water level in your sump should be....right? At least that's what id have to assume because of gravity. So my display level and sump level will be exactly where I want it to be. Then my display...
  9. Reefing Equipment
    Hey Guys - I have a really simple and dumb question. How do I adjust my overflow box so that the water level in the tank is lower? I feel like it's too high right now. Partly that is due to flow rate issues and I'm going to get a new box next month but I also feel like everytime I do a water...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a small issue that I can't quite figure out. First some details on what I have. In the return section I have a Eheim 1260 pumping water in to the display. There is corner overflow box with a 1" bulkhead with a 1" standpipe and a Maggie Muffler Mini on top. A grey flexible drain...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am new to posting on this forum but an avid reader for quiet sometime. I had a question about placing my 2 yr old coralife 65 super skimmer in the sump. At the moment it sits as a HOB on the display tank with the disgusting collection cup visible. I have a sump below the aquarium...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey guys, I just set up the new 29gal sump for my 150gal reef tank and so far it's working great. They only issue I'm having is keeping the water level on the return section of the sump steady. I've got the inlet and outlet set almost exactly the same...but not quite. No matter how I adjust...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    Hi Folks, I figured it was the return pump could do this but it seems as if my water level is the same. I have a 120 corner overflow unit (4X2X2) and had a mag 9.5 but upgraded to a 12 and the water leve in the tank has stayed the same. It's at the point where it's only about a half inch...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    Tank specs: 55g standard FOWLR, with assorted inverts (no coral/ anenome) Coralife super skimmer 65, marineland magnum HOT canister, two tetra whisper HOT(no activated charcoal, all bio) Three yellowtail damsels, one maroon white stripe clown, one yellow tang, one firefish goby, one mandarin...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Oh the frustration! I have a 75 gallon whose stand is poorly designed- there is a center board dividing the bottom compartment in half, so instead of having one large open space I have two smaller spaces :mad:. Knowing one 10 gallon sump was not enough (that is the largest size tank that will...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm wondering what the average noise level is to be expected from my sump setup... I guess this will be a two part question I'm in the process of testing out my new tank and sump setup and just got everything flowing... It's not too noisy, but some humming from the pumps, and water flow into...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Recently my water level in my tank has increase so high that when I place my hand in the tank it begins to drip over. I have no idea what cause this and how to fix it. I'm not sure if any of you all have had this problem and/or have any ideas or advice... My tank is 29 gallons with a 10 gallon...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Evening everyone, We have at the moment 5 turbo snails that are doing an amazing job and seem quite content, however today I watched one go all the way up the glass and then out of the water. He/she is at present in the top corner just under the lid, a good few inches out of water. should I put...
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