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Old 08-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #11
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DIY PVC overflows can be a little sketchy. I second the statement that the mag24 may be too much pump for them depending on head pressure. I hope you put a valve on the return line so you can turn it down if needed.

Please prime the overflows before you plug it in.

Are both of the overflow inlets at the same height? If so, you may have issues with one of them constantly losing syphon and then the other not being able to keep up. Make one inlet slightly taller than the other. The short one will run under full syphon and the taller one will take up the slack.

Best of luck.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #12
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The reason air builds up in the J tube is because your pump isn't strong enough. It's got to be closely matched to the overflow GPH.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
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Yes both overflows are the same height I will cut one shorter and the reason I got the mag 24 is because I have about 7 or 8 feet of head do you still think it will be to big I'm gone finish will all the little things and plug it in and all yeah I will start the siphon on my returns I will let you know how it goes any more advice is appreciated thank you
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #14
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All and yes I got valves on every line lol
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #15
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I forgot to ask what can I put over the ends to keep my critters out any suggestion the strainer thing I got on there will probably restrict the flow so any thoughts
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That stainless strainer will definitely rot away. Why not just construct a surface skimmer box with teeth and put the pipes inside that?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #17
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Never thought about that let me ponder this idea for a little sounds like a good idea thanks
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #18
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If you don't go that route bulkhead strainers will work better than the stainless ones.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:33 PM   #20
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Well I did it I plugged it in with the help of my wife i just have one question why is one of my DIY overflows seem like it takes a couple seconds to build up water and then kinda releases with like a gurgling sound does that mean there air trapped in that one every thing else seem ok hope I can sleep tonight lol
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