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Old 02-22-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hi guys, tank is going great, no algae
Problems other than in my weir, any ideas? Was thinking of shortening my overflow pipe to give more water movement? Hummmmm

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Hi guys, tank is going great, no algae
Problems other than in my weir, any ideas? Was thinking of shortening my overflow pipe to give more water movement? Hummmmm

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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Is the drainage pipe just a simple piece of PVC? Or is there a standpipe fitted onto it? Hard to tell what it is from the picture.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:44 AM   #4
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Shortening the stand pipe won't make any difference to the static flow rate. There will just be a bit more noise with the lower level in the weir section.
The problem is light getting into the corner section causing algae growth and no way for the CUC to clean it up.
If you ever drain your tank (eg to move), paint the corner piece the same as your back glass to keep the light out. I also have a cover on my top piece (it sits on the egg crate cover piece ) to further reduce light.


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ID:	265159 few more pics. Ok so there's nothing I can do unless I drain the system? Atm it's clear acrylic, would I paint that? With what paint as it's got to be safe thank you


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I would leave it alone. It's an extra refugium.
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I would leave it alone. It's an extra refugium.
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