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Old 04-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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I'd swap out the metal valve and clamps too.
There is no cover on the side drain??? And the return comes over the top into the power head, right?
If you replace the metal gate valve with a plastic one, good. But keep the ball valve as well. Plastic gate valves are good at regulating flow, but bad at shutting it right off.
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The maroons are quite territorial, but a mated pair is worth money. It's up to you, but they do get to about 5" and may not let anything else near their side of the tank. I prefer the percula and ocellaris clowns, because they stay somewhat small.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #13
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Maybe I should trade them in for a different mated pair. I am a little attached, I named them Vern and Shirley. Well, I will just have to think some more while I fix my sump.
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I think I figured out the problem. The intake is siphoning, not spilling over like an overflow box. If I convert it to an overflow box, the sump flow will and the overflow will follow suit.

Now, how the heck yo I attach an overflow box. Can anyone show me pictures of a non-drilled set up with a hob overflow box.

Then I wouldn't need that metal valve. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:09 PM   #15
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You should never restrict the drain. Leave that wide open. Only make adjustments with the return.

Is that a metal valve in the mix? That must be removed. No metal plumbing in a salt water setup!
agree 100% it makes things more dificult as you can get turbulance or not enough air behind the drain
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #16
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I think I figured out the problem. The intake is siphoning, not spilling over like an overflow box. If I convert it to an overflow box, the sump flow will and the overflow will follow suit.

Now, how the heck yo I attach an overflow box. Can anyone show me pictures of a non-drilled set up with a hob overflow box.

Then I wouldn't need that metal valve. Thanks for the help!
CPR CS Overflow Boxes

you need somethign liek this, its a hang on back overflow box, it does its own siphon as the water falls
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #17
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I have a eshopps 800 with mag 7 no problems and always starts back up after wc.
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Awesome! Thank you! I will look into those!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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I have a eshopps 800 with mag 7 no problems and always starts back up after wc.
How full are your black toothed boxes? I have same set up and my water flow into sump is so small. I have my return throttled down more than half.
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Box is about half full,flow is good and pump is wide open. Try opening your pump up and that will raise tank level which will increase flow through box.my black box(weirs) slots for water to go thru are half way under water.
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