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Old 03-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #111
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Right now it is all torn apart and yhe magnum h.o.b. Filter is back on ugh
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:17 PM   #112
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On another note...what does anyone use to buffer sound...my return pump is LOUD. what can i put under it so quiet it?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:32 AM   #113
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I think your 300gph overflow can't keep up with your 500gph pump. I think you need a bigger overflow pipe. I have the same tank except my overflow is built in and drilled with the bulk heads. I ran that exacted pump as you at first, but switched it out for the 700gph model same brand. As far as sound goes, mines pretty noisy. Not bad though, I just make sure it's not touching any sides in sump. Hope this help
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:30 AM   #114
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Ah it does. thank you. I was afraid i was gonna have to buy a new return pump. a friend mentioned cpr overflow beingmuch more user friendly... Gonna have to look into that hmmm
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 AM   #115
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I had a CPR HOB filter/skimmer on a 55gal yrs ago pretty nice setup I really liked it. Only drawback was my crazy Chain link eel loved going in it, and causing the water to overflow all over the floor! Lol I don't do eels anymore, unless its a garden eel. I don't think you can go wrong with a CPR unit, did you decide on a skimmer yet, I like the reef octopus brands, I run a space saver model where the pump sits inside and under the unit.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #116
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So; I need an overflow bix to match the same amount of waterout as yhe return pump goes
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #117
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Ooops phone slipped...as the return pump brings into dt? I thought that could be controlled with shut off valves.

In regards to the cpr overflow...what happens when/if there is a power outage?

I have the Coralife 65g. Currently hanging on the dt. I will probably put in sump when that is finally up n running gah
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:43 AM   #118
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To me it sounds like the box can't handle the other 200gph the pumps putting in the dt. How big is the return boxes hose to the sump area? Mine is a 1" line, and 3/4" on the return pump. Yeah you would think you could tone it down with a ball valve in there, weird it doesn't.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #119
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As far as power outage my sump would raise 2" more until the syphon from the dt stopped. It scared me also at first, I didn't know what to expect either. Lol
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #120
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You could try and plumb some 90 elbows into the return line to slow down the flow.
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