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Old 07-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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dual returns

i need some help i have a 75g reef set up now for about 4 years and i only had one return but i want a lot more flow so last night i changed the fittings for the return to dual and my tank almost over flowed i believe becasue the returns are pushing in more water faster then the water can get back to the return anyway to fix this so i can have dual returns ?
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Only thing I can think of is adding another over flow. Gotta put out what ur putting in.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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yeah thought about it but i seen a lot of tanks have one over flow with dual returns so thats why i dont get why it happen to me
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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May be dialed down. A restricter on the return pump or a smaller pump.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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oh ok so you think a smaller return pump should do it ?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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oh ok so you think a smaller return pump should do it ?
Should. No reason it wouldn't.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #7
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thanks gonna try it and see what happens
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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If you are using the same pump you were using before it should not overflow. Just because you added a y connector to ur return with the same pump the flow did not become any greater. All you did was redirect some of the flow. I think your problem is some where else
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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yeah im not sure once it was going to overflow i shut my pumps off and put the single return back and it went back to normal so it has to be the reason what else could it
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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It shouldnt happen if you are using the same pump you were aleays using. That is very strange. Unless you got something stuck in the overflow pipe and it came loose again when you turned it back on. The pump is going to pump the gph no matter how many return nozzles you have. It should not change. Maybe you should put a ballvalve on the teturn and regulate it and see what happens
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