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Old 08-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #2211
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #2212
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It's a little tricky at first. You don't really have to match it. The outlet flow is most important. Just adjust it and wait a little bit to see where the water level settles. However fast the return pump pumps out is how fast the overflow is going to bring it back in (unless you're maxing out your overflow).
The u-tube in my overflow came with 2 black foam filters, I took one out, maybe I'll take the other out and see if that is what is happening. Thanks, maybe I was maxing out the overflow with that foam filter in, I'll let you know.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #2213
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You know her huh? LOL, seems like I am another her at times. I got just one question..........................How many friggen tears are there before they finally dry up and go away????????????? Friggen waterfalls never stop it seems. I don't know how to fight back without losing everything I've worked all my life for...ie my house, car, job. I've come so far in my life and I've had to start over a few times, I don't want to do that again.

Maybe I should go watch the movie again and draw some of Sally's strength, she's a very good actress.

Anywhoo, thank you for the support.

Back to aquarium.....my carpenter is coming over cause now with the tank full, I can't get the center brace in and the pull out shelf doesn't work right with the skimmer in the way. I'm thinking he's gonna shorten the shelf for me.

I should post some pictures but I'm just never in the mood lol.
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Psst, what was the name of that union busting movie anyway, I forget.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:48 AM   #2215
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Yeah, foam prefilters are useless in my opinion on the overflows if you're using a filter sock. Just watch the water level on the teeth of the overflow. If it's not going over the top of the teeth you're not maxing it out.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:52 AM   #2216
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Your journey seems like way more hassle than fun.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:33 AM   #2217
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Your journey seems like way more hassle than fun.

+1 Bingo, you hit the nail right on the head :-(
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If your not having fun, you going to need to change something. It may mean more automation, Like an ato, auto water changer, autofeeder, whatever you need. Or it may mean you need to step it down, less delicate corals, more softies, stuff like that. There's just no reason to do this stuff if you know your not liking it, doesn't make sense.
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If your not having fun, you going to need to change something. It may mean more automation, Like an ato, auto water changer, autofeeder, whatever you need. Or it may mean you need to step it down, less delicate corals, more softies, stuff like that. There's just no reason to do this stuff if you know your not liking it, doesn't make sense.
True, right now I can't auto anything. At least I still enjoy LOOKING at my little mess though.

I just have too much going on at work that has beaten me so far down it has affected my whole life but I'm only gonna be down for the moment. I'll kick back just is gonna take some strength which I don't have yet.
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