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Old 05-27-2007, 01:18 PM   #11
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I have a second float on mine for a high level stop. So if the sump water gets too high, it kills the top off pump. Plus my top off is not fed directly from the RO/DI. I limit the top off to about 20 gal of water. Suckes to fill it up every few days but give me piece of mind. When I went on vacation, I just use a bigger container.

I recently had my frag tank overflow due to a clogged drain. Nearly pumped my sump dry. I burned up my skimmer pump but did not hurt my return thankfully. I hope to set up a low side float to kill my main pump if the sump level gets too low.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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I've been wondering how I could add a "high level" stop with my current setup. I need some kind of pressure switch, like the auto-shut-off that comes with the RO units.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:15 AM   #13
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I believe their are floats just for that. I think they are only about $15-20. I have considered trying this. I would just want some redundancy if my RO was tied directly to the system.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:28 PM   #14
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I'm moving all of this into a new setup in a month, so I'll probably just keep a close eye on it.

My CSS125 used to be very stable, but lately it's been hit and miss. I keep the strainer on it's pump clean, and everything else is setup perfectly, but the "micro bubble" level changes dramatically from day to day - it's become very difficult to keep stable. My current sump/fuge isn't big enough to put it in. I might setup the bucket I drain the skimmate into, to overflow back in the tank. Usually, when the skimmer goes nuts, it's not really waste material anyway - just SW, get dumped out.
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AquaC EV-180 skimmer
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2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI
Filstar XP3
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #15
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Xenia is starting to look pink again, although when it was all grey and withered, a tiny starfish mowed right across the middle of the biggest cluster, and had a nice snack.

I'm scooping out starfish left and right.
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2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
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