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Old 07-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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yeah i thinking about doing that or just replacing the pump with a smaller one bc if i put a vavle i gotta replace my line and find a way to connect it to the vavle
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #12
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Is ur line pvc or clear hose?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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its clear hose
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #14
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They sell ball valves that have the ends you can slode into the clear hose. All you have to do is cut a section out and replace it with the valve. You wont have to redo the whole line
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #15
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ok where can u find them and after i do that ill be able to control the flow rate this way my tank wont over flow with dual returns ?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #16
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Yea you will be able to control the main return pump and go back to the dual returns. You can get the vavle at a fish store orr even at home depot
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #17
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great im going to Pickle it up to night And let u Guys know what happens thanks again
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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I've never come across ones that were set up with barbed ends for hose. I'm not saying they don't exist, but I've never come across them at Home Depot. I believe you can probably piece on together from stuff at the hardware store though. Get a ball valve (same diameter as your hose or a little larger) with threaded fittings and then two nylon barbed adaptors sized for your hose and the ball valve. This will probably run you about $9 tops. (About $5 for a valve and $2 for each barbed adaptor.)

As far as the issue, if the pump has't changed, all I can figure is that your single return constricted the flow to the point that it acted like a valve on your pump and wye-ing the return for dual opened up the restriction enough to releive the back pressure. That or something is clogging the overflow. . .
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Yea at home depot you buy the treaded ball valve and look for the barbed ends
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #20
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that could be im going to buy a ball valve And try that And then go from their
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