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Old 09-20-2011, 06:50 PM   #91
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I know how it goes with "available" ooooh this looks good let's get some work done!
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #92
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The silicone around the metal top of the salsa jar failed sometime last night. I'm getting a bit frustrated. I went out and got a water bottle today just fir the **** container. I set it up again and I'm letting it dry now. Hopefully this will work.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #93
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Best choice would be a small soda bottle, sincera they are made to handle the pressure and gas in. Thats how I have it setup anyway.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #94
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I finally got the C)2 working last night. I realized the silicone won't stick to the caps at all so I removed the valves and did it like everyone else with a small hole and pulled the airline through with pliers. I ordered a differ of ebay as well so that will help I think.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:45 PM   #95
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #96
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Evaporation sucks. 1/4" of water in your return section doesn't sound like a lot. My 55 gallon evaporates 4 gallons per week.

Evaporation shouldn't effect the water level in your main tank.. that's what your sump is for. The water fluctuation should only occur in the return section of your sump.

I made a very nice and simple DIY auto-topoff (look in the DIY section if you're interested). Allows me to not worry about topoff, salt fluctuations, or my pump running dry.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #97
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:38 PM   #98
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In what appears to be a cruel twist of events, I have discovered that 1 of the check valves on my 2 returns is leaking! This is probably why I was thinking the flow wasn't as strong as it could be. After a quick replacement, I've had to open the pump valve all the way up now and dial the return down because it's crazy fast. And now, we're back to crazy *** loud! I'm ready to go buy a canister at this point lol.
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I picked up a Rainbow Shark today at lunch. They were on sale at the LFS and I have been watching a lot of videos of singles in their cichlid setups. I've always thought they were cool looking so we'll see if he's tough enough to hang as they all grow.
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