Urgent WATER level too high in overflow box. With pics

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  1. freddie.b

    freddie.b Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I did a thread 2 days ago about this situation but I could not post pics so here they go... Please let me know what could be going on... Could it be because the way I have the hose from the box coming in the wetdry.. thanks please look at my pics in my profile. I still can't figure out how to upload it..
     
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  3. freddie.b

    freddie.b Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    freddie.b Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Nope I don't will that help... People have told me maybe pump is to big, or overflow is too small
     
  6. Reef Breeders

    Reef Breeders 3reef Sponsor

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    If the pump is too big, then the valve will certainly work to control the flow.
     
  7. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You pump is return water a little too fast for your overflow you will need to throttle back the flow from the return pump.
     
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  9. freddie.b

    freddie.b Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I don't think the pump has it to where I can adjust it... How can I install a valve to the return line.. Did you see the way the hose from the overflow box is coming down and around into the wetdry
     
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    You install a valve somewhere on the return line after the pump. If it is PVC line the you need to cut out a small section that is the same size as the valve and glue together. If it is hose then you need to cut the line and install the valve using barb fittings glued to each end of the valve.
     
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    +1 8)
     
  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Yes, it looks fine. Is that a large air bubble in your U-tube, or just the way the background images are reflected? If it's a bubble, it would most definitely restrict the flow. It appears to be on the verge of breaking siphon altogether.
     
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