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Old 08-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #21
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I have the JBJ and move the float switches when I do tank maintenance. I have a switch in the spare water tank and one in the sump. When my storage tank goes empty it wont turn the pump on to top off the sump. I have an 18 gallon rubbermaid container for storage and have to fill it about every two weeks. Love the system and have no salinity swings anymore.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #22
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How does the float handle turbulence on the surface of the water? On my tank, I have a HOB filter, and then one of my powerheads pointed towards the surface for agitation. I wouldn't want the thing having false starts (or stops).
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #23
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I have the JBJ and move the float switches when I do tank maintenance. I have a switch in the spare water tank and one in the sump. When my storage tank goes empty it wont turn the pump on to top off the sump. I have an 18 gallon rubbermaid container for storage and have to fill it about every two weeks. Love the system and have no salinity swings anymore.
Sounds almost exactly like what I would be doing except my water storage is smaller.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #24
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Is it possible to mute the audible alert on the JBJ when the pump is running? Or is it just a single beep when it starts/stops? (ie, it would suck if it beeps the whole time the pump is running and wakes people up at night)...


Edit: Nevermind, found how to do it.

Also, the JBJ doesn't include a pump, does it? That adds to the cost...
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I use a $20 aqualifter on mine.
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A 20 dollar maxijet is what I use on my JBJ. Purchasing a more expensive model because it comes with a pump, hopefully won't cost you double.
You can use the 2 switches for high and low so it will shut off when it gets too high.
when I put my arm in the sump and disrupt the water it turns on, but only for a couple seconds.
Never had any salt buildup on my float switches and never moved them since installation 1.5 years ago. The same goes for the model I used in the old house. That ran flawlessly for 4 years.
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Maxi 400? Based on feedback I'm seeing on this site, I'm seriously considering leaning towards the JBJ...
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I use a 1200, but I have a big system with lots of evap. Either way, any MJ will work really, as long as it can get water from the reservoir to the sump.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #29
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My jbj works great and I use toms aqua lifter pump with mine
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I just purchased the jbj ato. I have a small pump that I think will work.. a little Rio. It's slow though.
Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
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