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Old 09-29-2011, 12:07 PM   #11
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Is the water overflowing over the top of the filter sock? Is the sock looking really clogged or is the water still flowing freely through it?

The 125g is the only tank I have so far with filter socks lol. But my water is pretty clear with no matter floating about. The socks for sure take A LOT of the particulate matter out of the water at least in my system.

Hope that helps....
No water isn't flowing over the top; yes it flows freely through it.

I'll try washing the sock at least once a week for a while see if it perks up.
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what micron size is the sock?
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
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what micron size is the sock?
How do I Find out?
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from where ever you got it from,
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Hey everyone,

I'm just following up to this post; If you read my first post, does it sound like my filtration has a proper setup?

I am thinking of adding a UV light to my setup; if I do, where should I add it to?

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Another question for you all;

I am moving my 125 gallon tank into a 230 gallon drilled tank with dual built in over flows.

Can you guys point me in the right direction for plumbing; do I need two return pumps running or is 1 enough?

What is the name of the adjustable plumbing tube where you can move it up and down, and why would I want to buy an adjustable set vs. just cutting pvc to length?

Thank you.
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1 return pump on the new tank. what adjustable plumbing tube are you talking about? the durso standpipe?
you could cut pvc to length, but you'll need to have some adjustment on the standpipes to make it quiet. a piece of airline tubing inserted in the pipe and moved up and down until the "sweet spot" is found (the overflows are quiet) will work. you'll just need to tape them off once that is achieved.
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1 return pump on the new tank. what adjustable plumbing tube are you talking about? the durso standpipe?
you could cut pvc to length, but you'll need to have some adjustment on the standpipes to make it quiet. a piece of airline tubing inserted in the pipe and moved up and down until the "sweet spot" is found (the overflows are quiet) will work. you'll just need to tape them off once that is achieved.
Durso pipe; thats it.
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btw, i cut pvc to length for my tank.
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btw, i cut pvc to length for my tank.
Is there any advantage to having the adjustable pipe?

IE: For water changes I am going to plumb a ball valve into a T from the over flow so that when I want to chug 10 gallons for a water change I open the ball valve drain some water out to buckets and then re fill into the sump. By having adjustable, you can lower the water in one of the sumps so as to allow more than 2 or 3 5 gallon buckets to be removed.
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