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Old 10-13-2011, 11:55 AM   #31
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cheers ricksreef i like that a lot.. so iv decided to add my sump so i can get my skimmer going i will eventually add bafflers to it as at the min its just one whole 10g tank it only has my skimmer and return pump in at the min so it will be ok. the problem iam now having is that my return pump is to powerfull and its filling my main tank faster than my overflow drains it. anyone got any ideas on how id fix this. is there anyway of making the pump less powerfull. the overflow is rated at 1200lph and the pump is at 1000lph so someone has lied about one of them.
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Just add a ball valve in line and dial it back some
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:08 PM   #33
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+1 to ball valve
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:29 PM   #34
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cool cheers guys
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:11 AM   #35
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got my valve on today and all seems good. thank you all so much for your help.. without you id have been screwed...
i have a small not so important problem. where the water is flowing into my overflow box and down the pipes its making a loud gurgling noise. anyway to silence this. also my skimmer is running now but the foam its making is clean why is this
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anyone know why this is. my skimmer is running but all the foam is clean whats going on
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #37
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It can take a skimmer about 2 weeks to "break in" not sure if yours has been running for that long.
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no its new.. thanks carey your the best
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Is your tank drilled or is it a hang on the back overflow?
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so even though i have only 6lb live rock if i add more base rock this will do the same job as live rock
That is correct. The base rock will become live over time and be just as good. I dont know your feeding schedule but I would cut back to feeding every other day at the most. I`ve been feeding that way for years now. Your fish will be OK plus you`ll be putting less excessive nutrients in the tank.
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