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it was not $50 that container is $137
Yeah, I seen them in there catalog and put one on my wish list.
I thought $50 what a score, but misunderstood.

Looks like a real clean set up, it will be nice having the rock solid salinity and not having to top off the sump every night.

I'm setting up like this too and was wondering why you chose this rout rather then plumbing the RO/DI system?
 

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Rick O said:
WARNING! WARNING!:)

I use the same topoff mechanism. I have had my float stick on two occasions in the last 3 years (both times it was a small critter)...
hey Rick,

I have taken a 2" piece of pvc and cut/ripped about 1/3 of it circumference-wise off with a table saw and a fence. Cut slots in the bottom (so that the water will rise to the level of the sump surface) and glue the pvc to the side of the sump. Mount the Ultralife switch inside this pvc. It is dark, so there won't be any problems with algae, micro-, macro, or coralline, It will keep most of the critters out (you can cover the slots with fiberglass screen if you really need to keep critters out), and the pvc will prevent the surface ripples in some folks sumps from turning the switch on and off rapidly.

I have been using this type of setup for 5 or so years in all the systems (including one running with a diffusional Kalk reactor...)
 
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