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Old 02-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #161
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The air outtake on the right overflow just snapped off while I was moving the lights and started squirting water all over Shut down again for the night until I get that fixed tomorrow. So glad I'm in the garage.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #162
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This thread is really inspiring me to get back into a reef tank. Nice build.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #163
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I managed to fix the air outtake on the overflow. While they are working, they aren't breaking up the surface much. I may get some 2" pipe and cut some slots in it to make the openings higher but I have seen toothless overflows. Not sure... Overall it's actually really quite but I think that's again due to the surface not getting broken up much.

coffeetwitch, is your SCWD noisy? That's the only thing I can heard and it's pretty bad. Basically, as the water switches direction inside the divice, it starts knocking some, almost like an older oscillating fan when it gets to the end of 1 direction. The pipes are pretty stable.... it's inside. I'm not sure if this is normal.

The surface in the refugium is like glass as well. There isn't anything breaking it up at all. I guess I should have varied the in / out heights some on the baffles. I guess when I get the protein skimmer in there it'll kick up some crazy bubbles.

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #165
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coffeetwitch, is your SCWD noisy? That's the only thing I can heard and it's pretty bad. Basically, as the water switches direction inside the divice, it starts knocking some, almost like an older oscillating fan when it gets to the end of 1 direction. The pipes are pretty stable.... it's inside. I'm not sure if this is normal.

sorry just read your post... mine is silent top to bottom. no noise but the hum of the pumps. surface of my sump is only slightly ripped by flow from my overflow current (herbie ultra silent) and then i put a nano 425 in my fuge area for my chaeto. that makes some surface movement but not really agitation.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #166
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Maybe bad pics but that's how mine is made. I really hope I answered your "scwd" question
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ha, i had to google the scwd. i dont have one as you can see. sorry for the confusion. i was just stating that i had the duel returns. must not have eaten my wheaties for the past week.
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My scwd is quiet. The sound of my overflow is way louder. I can hear mechanics of scwd but have to put ear right to it
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #169
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HA! I was reading and you said dead silent and I was thinking WTH. Thanks for letting me know yours is making some sound Mpfaff77. I'm going to look into that more today. While it's a cool idea, I can't deal with that noise even while I'm out there for a few minutes. It's really loud. Man... so much more to do. I need a lot of stuff!
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So I brought some water up to Fish Sarafi (LFS) just now to get a second opinion on the water quality. Everything is perfect but the PH which was at 8.1. I never thought about the RO water bringing that down everyday I top off. So I have to buffer the water a tad. How does everyone deal with PH and the ATO? Anyway... I got my 2 clowns!!! They are acclimating now. I'll post pictures later.
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