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Old 03-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #271
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Willbratz...what do you do/use to jumpstart you overflow box/syphon?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #272
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Willbratz...what do you do/use to jumpstart you overflow box/syphon?
I've got a U shape from the overflow running into the HOB part.
I fill the back part with enough water to crest a seal, then I place a thin flexible tubing inside the U and syphon it until it begins to flow in the box. Then I let gravity do the rest. Lets see if I can post picks so you get a better idea.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #273
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What's the deal with that heater in your tank??
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #274
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What's the deal with that heater in your tank??
What do you mean? Why is it there instead of in my sump? Because its a thermometer as well. That's all it's being used for. To hot here in Florida for a tank heater
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How will that self start in the event of a power outage?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #276
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Because the pump will kick back on pushing the water level in the tank high enough to cause water to flow back into the overflow box. Once the overflow box begins getting water back inside, water will then begin to flow through the U tube again ( as long as the seal is not broken), and begin dropping water back into my sump, thus completing the cycle again.
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What's the deal with that heater in your tank??
Mine? I can't keep it on the glass.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #278
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Hey. It's been a while. When my lights come on I will post a video. I'm down to two of the chromis, which sucks. The two remaining look happy and healthy. My brother gave me his 6 line wrasse and I have barely seen a bristle worm! It's amazing! Plus I love all the colors on that little guy. He's so active! He also gave me some of what look like zoanthids. They've been covered in hair algae. I picked some off so they could see the light and I'm letting the shipment of hermits take care of the rest! I did 2 water changes this week since I've recently added so much stock. I will do another on Sunday. Params have been stable.
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Good luck with the hair algae. I have blue leg and an emerald that don't touch it gah
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Good luck with the hair algae. I have blue leg and an emerald that don't touch it gah
Thanks! It's the only place I have it. I brought it in eek. But I really didn't have much for the hermits and emerald crabs to munch on. Lol. My emeralds favorite is bubble algae. I had a huge bloom. It was awful. Got two of those little guys and it was cleaned up in about 3 days.
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