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Old 06-10-2016, 08:02 AM
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5 Month Update.
Well after 5 years of not quarantining it has finally got me. A few months ago i ended up losing all my fish over a 2 week period. I let the tank go fallow and recently added some new fish.
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:23 AM
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Looking good Joe
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Pretty sweet setup. Why the ball valve on the drain? I've seen and used a gate valve on the return but not the drain side. Just wondering.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:17 PM
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:19 PM
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Pretty sweet setup. Why the ball valve on the drain? I've seen and used a gate valve on the return but not the drain side. Just wondering.
Thank you.. I put the ball valve on the drain because if you slow down the drain flow to match the return it really quiets down the drain noise.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:27 PM
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Tank is looking good Joe, but putting a valve on the drain maybe asking for trouble. A drain will only flow at the rate of the return unless the return is more than the capacity of the drain ... Either way may cause a flood. Control the drain by controlling the return. I have never put a restriction on a drain.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for the heads up Mike. No matter how high or low i made my flow on the return pump the drain always made a loud gurgle noise. I'm going to be switching out for a better return pump soon so hopefully that will fix the issue and i can keep the valve fully open.
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Very nice tank. I saw the video on YT and came across your thread. I may have missed it in the thread but what is the filtration and what are you dosing?
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:21 AM
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:50 PM
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Looking good ...how's the RD doing?
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