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Old 10-08-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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Help please

During the night two of my chromis found there way into the corner overflow chamber of my tank ! The flow and return pipework is glued into place so I can't remove it which makes getting a net in **** near impossible ! After a lot of head scratching I decided to slowly fill the overflow with substrate in order to force the two fish upwards ! This method worked fine and the two adventurers are now back in the DT with the rest of the mob ! My problem now is the overflow is now half full of crushed coral sand/gravel ! My question is "should I try to remove this or if I leave it will it act as a DSB ? any advice would be much appreciated !!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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I would remove it. Large hose and siphon it out with your next PWC.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks mate ! I'm having mixed thoughts !!! If I leave it I'm hoping it will act as a dsb and a breeding ground for pods for my mandarin and also easier to retrieve any fish that go in there ! But on the down side I'm thinking about the phosphate pockets and all out nitrate factory it will eventually become !!! The system has always been fine so I think I'll remove it and put it back to how it's always been ! If it's not broke don't try to fix it etc etc
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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+1 I'd remove it as we'll.

I have had the same problem in the past. I do not glue the stand pipe into the bulkhead adapter so I can remove it and get into the overflow if needed and it gives me more room to get a net/hand in. I know that doesn't help you now but just thought I'd mention it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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The stand pipe was already glued when I got this tank or I could have put the net over the end in my sump and just pulled the pipe and caught the little fellas lol ! Think I'm gonna take this gravel out though !
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