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Old 02-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #211
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So this is what I have going on and need some advice. Last night I came home from work and evaporation seemed high compared to normal. So I added water then in the morning it was more than normal again. I then topped off again. 20 min later it looked like my DT was going to overflow. I then noticed that the filter thing on the stand pipe in the the back overflow was full of junk and took it off. Water level went down and thought all was good other than water level in the sump was high. Now when I come home the level in the DT is high and not full in the sump. Do you all think that there may be build up in the PVC going to the DT to the sump? I just don't understand why this is happening what do you think?
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #212
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Problem solved, air in syphon tube!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #213
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Got a McCosker's Wrasse, he went in to hiding for two days and is now enjoying his new friends.


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Old 03-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #214
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Came home from church and found my firefish dried up on the floor next to my tank :'(
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #215
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Oh no! I'm sorry... terrible thing to find, been there before.....
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #216
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Thanks, that was the first jump I have had. I guess I need to put a lid, I have thought it will block light so didn't want to.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #217
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Make a mesh top - super easy, I made two of them already. You can get the stuff cheap from BUlkreefsupply.

It barely blocks any light at all.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #218
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I still have not got a top on my tank and think I may just use plexi glass. Is this a bad idea?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #219
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The cons of using solid tops is that it's. It's down on gas exchange and diffuses the light somewhat.

Having an open top or mesh allows for better exchange, cooling, and less light blockage. However, using no top or mesh will have MORE evaporation.
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Also, using glass or plexi tops, you will have added maintenance of constantly washing off the salt creep.
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