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Old 09-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #1521
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I got a ball valves on each of my overflow pipes and just turning the thingy regulates a lot. Just must make sure that u don't flood the aquarium lots of fine-tuning
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #1522
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you mean adj it so that one only starts draining if the water level gets higher than the "main" one is set to maintain?

and just keep it primed and ready to go?
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:52 PM   #1523
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I got a ball valves on each of my overflow pipes and just turning the thingy regulates a lot. Just must make sure that u don't flood the aquarium lots of fine-tuning

and you havent had any problems by doing so? power out tests and everything?
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:02 AM   #1524
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and you havent had any problems by doing so? power out tests and everything?
Nope but it takes a while to get it just right. You have to turn ten a bit and then wait and make sure it does not overflow etc. Im talking about 2 overflows though. If you do that with only one overflow the only reason U would have one is for noise control
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I got a ball valves on each of my overflow pipes and just turning the thingy regulates a lot. Just must make sure that u don't flood the aquarium lots of fine-tuning
Are you not afraid of a baby snail or tube worms or critters causing a problem? I could only recommend this in a durso setup with a fail-safe just in case. Overflows can fail. maybe design flaw was why mine did when i had the 90 intake, once a skimmer pump came off and had micro bubbles everywhere,eventually the overflow filled with enough air to stop the flow. the other time was a bag was left floating long enough to stick to the front of the overflow...
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thats a strong argument.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:33 AM   #1527
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Are you not afraid of a baby snail or tube worms or critters causing a problem? I could only recommend this in a durso setup with a fail-safe just in case. Overflows can fail. maybe design flaw was why mine did when i had the 90 intake, once a skimmer pump came off and had micro bubbles everywhere,eventually the overflow filled with enough air to stop the flow. the other time was a bag was left floating long enough to stick to the front of the overflow...
Well, failure is always an option with anything that's left to work automatically. I have a DIY durso on both sides and I have a grit in there so nothing can come in. Of Course something can always happen, usually increased noise will warn you.

Problem is if I dot use my ball valve, the noise level is unbearable. Now it's as good as silent
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a question for you unicorn. didnt you mention that you throttle your return pump down? so your closing off your return pump line and your closing off your drain lines?
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Well, failure is always an option with anything that's left to work automatically. I have a DIY durso on both sides and I have a grit in there so nothing can come in. Of Course something can always happen, usually increased noise will warn you.

Problem is if I dot use my ball valve, the noise level is unbearable. Now it's as good as silent
That's why I said I could only recomend this for a durso setup they are designed to run this way. And are extremly quiet due to the balanced syphon they maintain, when the balance shifts they make noise alerting you to adjust.
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oh forgot to mention that i found a cool little tool in the pvc isle at hd. fo those of us using a portable rodi unit this little tool will thread onto the hose end of the supply and you can measure your water pressure. i think mine is supposed to be like 68psi max, and min is 32psi. why i remember those numbers i have no idea, but what i had for breakfast escapes me.
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