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Old 10-31-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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You can put ball valves on the pipes to get your overflow to be super silent. This is only recommended if you have two overflow pipes so that one can act as an emergency/backup overflow in case the first fails.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #12
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Woot. Its all coming together. Dry fitted two nights ago and everything fits perfectly.

I am Assuming you folks rinsed ur pipes out. Before getting the entire system up and running, what did u rinse with? Tap or water change water
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #13
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I didn't bother rinsing. I just had the system going during my cycle. Would be smart to rinse it. Tap water should be fine to rinse with.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #14
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How long should I let my PVC cement dry before running water through my pipes. The bottle says cured in two hours but what ur opnion
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #15
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Ehh I waited like 2 days
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Finally up and running. Assuming g your pump is over rated for your return how did u dial it back just right. I woke up this morning and the return chamber was running a little low.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:40 PM   #17
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You can put a ball valve on the pump line to dial it back.
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Oh I got that done already. My question is are there any tricks to dialing it back to just the right rate so it matches The overflow. Or is it just fiddling with it till its set
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Just fiddling lol. It took me forever to get my old one right. One negative about a ball valve is that it can get clogged with algae and macroalgae/ plants. Make sure it isn't closed too much or the chance of a clog will increase.
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Just fiddling lol. It took me forever to get my old one right. One negative about a ball valve is that it can get clogged with algae and macroalgae/ plants. Make sure it isn't closed too much or the chance of a clog will increase.
Correct,there are some other type of valve which have been posted here somewhere,I'll try to find them but they are very good for aquarium use.
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