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Dewey 01-17-2004 08:39 PM

refugium plumbing ?
I have my refug on top of my canopy. I pump water from sump to refug and then it gravity feeds back to main tank.(which is about a foot and a half drop) The problem im haveing is when the water enters the tank it makes alot of small bubbles that pop and are causing alot of salt creep in canopy. I ve had the pipe underneith the water ive had it above when water goes back into the tank still get the bubbles. Ive installed a valve to slow down water flow but i still get the bubbles. Any one have anyideas ???

Thanks in advance Dewey

Sam 01-20-2004 01:38 PM

Can you be a little more specific or provide pictures of your set-up?

Bearfan 01-20-2004 01:49 PM

You appear to be causing a waterfall effect in your return pipe, which would cause small bubbles.

Can you provide pictures so we can see what can be done?

scuba_steve 01-20-2004 02:45 PM

this is the 55 gallon tank and you made the fuge right !?!?!? you posted pics about a month ago ???

scuba_steve 01-20-2004 06:09 PM

try this !! add a T to the end of your return but instead of it being horizonal make it so it vertical and the top of the T being an inch or so over the water line and the end down a few inches this way the air can only escape out the top and let the water flow down !! this should work if ya have the room !!

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