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Old 05-26-2014, 07:52 PM   #21
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If your sump is higher, and your DT didn't have room to handle drain down with the pumps cut off, in a smaller system (under 90) I wouldn't take the chance of overflow, especially when check valves cost the same as a good cup of coffee. Just my 02, but I'm over paranoid about salt water leaking in my home

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Old 05-26-2014, 08:34 PM   #22
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If your sump is higher, and your DT didn't have room to handle drain down with the pumps cut off, in a smaller system (under 90) I wouldn't take the chance of overflow, especially when check valves cost the same as a good cup of coffee. Just my 02, but I'm over paranoid about salt water leaking in my home

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Except that the backflow in a 20g refugium is going to be miniscule and part of setting up a refugium anyways is figuring out how much backflow you are going to have. You also run into issues with most types of check valves failing, especially in a salt water tank where sponges and other things grow in the dank dark areas of a tank.
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Im following this cause I have a 90gallon I want to set up. This check valve sounds like something I would be interested in. As for the dark dark parts of the tank where things can grow would a uv strielizer help prevent them from growing by removing their main food supply?
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #24
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I've run a check valve for years, never had an issue with them. I see your point though, I use it as another overflow preventer, and it makes it easier when I work on the sump to not have anything trickling down lol

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:42 AM   #25
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Ok, thanks for the advice! The flame angel is one of my all time favorite fish. However, I'm afraid my eel might eat him. Anyone ever go with these two together?
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #26
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Flame would get eaten most likely. They don't really get that big... That's expensive eel sushi

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You think? Didn't realise eels head got that big for an adult flame?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:33 PM   #28
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I've never had a flame get big enough that I would chance it

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #29
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Update on my tank. Been about a month and a half since I filled her up with water. Got this snowflake at a fish store in champaign Illinois. About 17inches of pure beauty!

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