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post #136 of 160 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Agree! That is an amazing tank! Hope to see everything bounce back soon
Thanks Brandon! i appreciate that!
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post #137 of 160 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 01:51 AM
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Your whole tank setup is just beautiful, nice work! I hope the recovery on the tank is coming along well. That lighting is insane, but has to cover the spectrum well. Too bad that UVL red sun isn't made as an HO bulb that could work with my fixture.
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it is made as an high output if im not mistaken. the light fixture i use is HO.. ill let you know if it burns out early

and thank you!!!
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the overflow box modification i've been failing to share!!
this 1/2 inch pvc pipe was cut down the middle to raise the front weir water level. it cut down on a lot of noise from splashing

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the overflow box modification i've been failing to share!!
this 1/2 inch pvc pipe was cut down the middle to raise the front weir water level. it cut down on a lot of noise from splashing

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Easy and effective, where did the idea come to you?

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well it came frOm modifying the overflow box for the shrimp tank. i cut off the front weir so i could inprove the flow rate since i was adding sponge to prevent shrimp frm going into the overflow box.. and the water level got higher and didnt work well with the sponge. it lost all skimmign effects
so in my infinite wisdom i sawed off some of the rear weir.. well the water level dropped again. so i assumed the process was reversible
and i just needed somethign to raise the rear weir, i dont have acrylic to weld so i was considering what i do have, and this little piece of scrap pvc was like glowing.i didn't even have to cut it down. I just sliced a line down the middle and it fit like a charm. ITS also adjustable. BWAHAHA i can slide it up or down to change the water level in the front weir for noise or co2 degassing

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Kinda reminds me of a toilet ball valve. Neat-O, man!! Well done!

Hey, I passed through C-Nooga today on the way to Atlanta for business. I waved.
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it is made as an high output if im not mistaken. the light fixture i use is HO.. ill let you know if it burns out early

and thank you!!!
I'll have to search a bit and see if I can find one, thanks! I may have to try out the ATI purple plus too.

Oh, a bit off topic (sorry), but thanks for posting the pictures of the herbie overflow and making me think. I modified my overflow box this past weekend and the silence is great compared to the standpipe I had.
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ermagerd i love this tank!

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I'll have to search a bit and see if I can find one, thanks! I may have to try out the ATI purple plus too.

Oh, a bit off topic (sorry), but thanks for posting the pictures of the herbie overflow and making me think. I modified my overflow box this past weekend and the silence is great compared to the standpipe I had.
no herbie. single 1.5 inch drain.. same principle as herbie. bigger drain, less flow= less noise. the secret to herbie is not the full siphon. its the overflow drain that just has a trickle of water which makes almost no noise. bigger drain per volume of water = less noise.
i can take the durso off and have a single standpipe and its almost dead silent. matter of fact i may just go cut me a piece to raise the water level and not use a durso now that u got me talking about it
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Kinda reminds me of a toilet ball valve. Neat-O, man!! Well done!

Hey, I passed through C-Nooga today on the way to Atlanta for business. I waved.
actually if u passed through you could have probably waved at my work
where do u get the toilet from??? bwahahaha
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why thank you! i appreciate the ermagerd the most
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no herbie. single 1.5 inch drain.. same principle as herbie. bigger drain, less flow= less noise. the secret to herbie is not the full siphon. its the overflow drain that just has a trickle of water which makes almost no noise. bigger drain per volume of water = less noise.
i can take the durso off and have a single standpipe and its almost dead silent. matter of fact i may just go cut me a piece to raise the water level and not use a durso now that u got me talking about it
Sorry, I don't know why I left part of the post out, I was following pictures on your 29 gallon. I know what you mean though, I think, then again I am always picking up a lot of things along the way. I was running 3/4" PVC and could not run my return completely open without problems. The 1" that I switched to is able to flow properly. I'll stop derailing this now .
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Sorry, I don't know why I left part of the post out, I was following pictures on your 29 gallon. I know what you mean though, I think, then again I am always picking up a lot of things along the way. I was running 3/4" PVC and could not run my return completely open without problems. The 1" that I switched to is able to flow properly. I'll stop derailing this now .
ur fine!
i'll eventually get around to writing a proper thread detailing overflow setup so i can stop telling everyone bigger is better for drains, post by post
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ur fine!
i'll eventually get around to writing a proper thread detailing overflow setup so i can stop telling everyone bigger is better for drains, post by post
Meh... I still like full siphon with a trickle down the secondary... You will never convert me!!!!! Haha

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Meh... I still like full siphon with a trickle down the secondary... You will never convert me!!!!! Haha

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unbeknownst to you, i already have!!! muwahahaha
your internal sump is incapable of full siphon without a drain line to siphon into
you have open gravity fed drains.
insert the most evil laugh ever
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