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Old 07-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #71
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Yep, looking to see what I can screw up next.
It must be the new position of the drain pipe or something but it's gurgling pretty bad. Looking up a hofer gurgle buster. I wish I could just buy one, or have someone make it for me. I'm tired, lol.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:28 AM   #72
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I ordered a sump inlet assembly for my filter sock
free shipping on orders over $50. I couldn't think of anything else to order that was probably the only time that'll ever happen
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:47 AM   #73
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what to drill acrylic with?
i need to get that tubing through the sump so the auto-topoff gravity feed will work
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:32 AM   #74
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I made a Hofer Gurgle Buster and dang I'm impressed! It's not quiet.. it's SILENT!

The bad news is I lost about a quarter of my flow but that's OK. Compromised for the silence.

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Old 08-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #75
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OK, so here is a picture of my sump.



You can see the bubble trap.. however microbubbles are still getting through that and up my return line into my tank, and it's very ugly. The microbubbles are coming from my skimmer which is already broken in (it's been over a month).

I was thinking I could put a sponge between there to stop the microbubbles?

Suggestions?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #76
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Im having the same problem with micro bubbles.. Annoying...
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #77
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I have a sponge type pad that is between my refugium in the center and the return section on the right. I have never had any micro bubble issues.
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I don't want to take anything for granted so I want to make sure, the return is the far right of that picture, right next to the return?

If so I think a very porous sponge should work as well.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #79
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The return section is on the far LEFT in the above picture. The bubble trap chamber there has a 10" high piece of acrylic and then the second piece (furthest to left in the picture) goes to the top of the sump but lets water in 1 inch off of the bottom (or maybe higher, I can't remember).

Thanks carey, smitty

I'll look for a sponge then. I was looking around in dollar general today and they all had anti-bacterial properties or something that made me think chemicals are on them. Is there a particular brand I could look for?
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