90 Gallon Build Thread

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  1. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK. So it's up and running with just fresh RO/DI water for now. I've never had a tank with drilled overflow/return before. I'm finding that every 20 seconds or so, the water in the overflow (corner overflow) compartment reaches a top point, then goes down about 3 inches with a gurgling/crashing sound that injects gazillions of bubbles into the water coming into the sump.

    I've tried dialing back the return pump, but it's not helping.

    Any advice on what's happenening and how to correct this?
     
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  3. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    can we get a pic of the overflow? there is a few different ways a corner overflow can be setup
     
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    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I dont have that type of upside down J drain pipe, I have a straight pvc pipe with a plastic ball looking thing that has an opening at the top to stop that " the water fall " effect. Luna
     
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    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Another thing, I dont think that those durso drain pipe can handle alot of flow. Luna
     
  7. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I might wind up using one of these. I have one on my 55, and it works great. It cost all of $3.17 to make.

    Unless anyone else has any suggestions.

    BTW, Luna, you were right about the horizontal pipe. If you notice, I put a ball valve on the sump side's descending output to increase the flow to the 'fuge side. I think it did the trick. Good call, my friend!!
     
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    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I hate to do an impression of you, but "I'M GONNA NEED A PICTURE OF THAT PLEASE!!"
     
  10. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    The durso standpipe allows 20% more drainage over a standard stand pipe. When done properly, it does away with the gargling/toilet flushing sound.
     
  11. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    LMAO, I will, but it will have to be tomorrow buudy.



    Im glad I could be of help.
     
  12. lunatik_69

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    Im gonna take some pics of my set up, which would make me disagree with you, but I could be wrong. We'll see my friend. Luna