Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #561
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
nevermind, i figured it out, now my only problem is, my intake is dumping it into my sump really fast/hard(causing bubbles and some splashing) how do i change that??
__________________

__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #562
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Easiest thing to do is add a filter sock.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #563
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
Easiest thing to do is add a filter sock.
im trying to stay away from the filter sock, but my intake is submerged into my sump for the sole reason of not making noise lol but its coming out too powerful
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #564
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Salt has just been added... everything is working just fine other than the intake dumping too fast and i noticed my lower returns arent pushing out as much as the top returns are.. guess that might be bc of the way i ran the pipes perhaps?
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #565
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Any ideas Greg???
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #566
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
I would have to see how they were rigged, usually the lower returns flow a bit faster as the back pressure on the highest ones is higher if you plumbed the return line into the bottom of the connecting return pipes. If you plumb to the top, the top return will flow faster as there is least resistance. I wouldn't worry about it unless the flow is really a lot different. Something I have done if the return pipe to your sump is under the water line to prevent splashing, you can drill a small hole in the PVC just above the water line in the pipe in the sump. This sometimes evens out the flow and prevents a siphon from forming.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 03:36 AM   #567
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
I would have to see how they were rigged, usually the lower returns flow a bit faster as the back pressure on the highest ones is higher if you plumbed the return line into the bottom of the connecting return pipes. If you plumb to the top, the top return will flow faster as there is least resistance. I wouldn't worry about it unless the flow is really a lot different. Something I have done if the return pipe to your sump is under the water line to prevent splashing, you can drill a small hole in the PVC just above the water line in the pipe in the sump. This sometimes evens out the flow and prevents a siphon from forming.
Well I went thru the plumbing with everybody's help on here.. if u have time, check back near page 43ish? That's when I was doing the plumbing
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #568
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Maybe before I started I should have read thru the whole thread. Sounds like you have it under control.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 06:19 AM   #569
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CorallineAlgae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
It's better if the low return has much weaker flow in your design because it's so low it could displace lots of sand at high flow or buffet a fish against the rocks. I wouldn't worry unless it's shockingly slow. Moderate flow medina the rocks is ideal. You can easily increase the flow there by giving the ball valve to the high return a twist. It'll direct it straight to the other outlet. That's one reason you have the valve there. Try it out!
__________________
CorallineAlgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 10:13 AM   #570
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorallineAlgae
It's better if the low return has much weaker flow in your design because it's so low it could displace lots of sand at high flow or buffet a fish against the rocks. I wouldn't worry unless it's shockingly slow. Moderate flow medina the rocks is ideal. You can easily increase the flow there by giving the ball valve to the high return a twist. It'll direct it straight to the other outlet. That's one reason you have the valve there. Try it out!
Yeah that is true haha.. I couldn't figure out my skimmer last night.. I had the valve all the way open and it was pulling out so much gunk and filling the cup quickly.. woke up this morning and it seems to have leveled itself out. Now im worried bc I have to turn the valve to the right a lot to get the foam to go up the chamber..
__________________

__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
90 gallon, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.