Jump to content

jason the filter freak

WAMAS Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About jason the filter freak

  • Rank
    Board Stalker/Lurker Extraordinaire
  • Birthday 10/29/1986

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Custom Fields

  • Gender
  • Location
    Columbia MD
  • Interests
    Drawing pictures of little fish


Recent Profile Visitors

1,519 profile views
  1. Next place we move live rock is mostly illegal. I had more or less the same batch of liverock for 15 years and will have to start over and want to start with that artificial purple look. I know there are draw backs especially related to bioavailable space for bacteria im not worried about that. More worried about longevity of the rock, leaching, etc. Help me choose
  2. I have a really weird motive which is i want my primary siphon drain plumbing to have a smaller ID from the get go and the emergency drain to have the biggest ID because i intend to run power head wiring through the emergency drain. Sounds insane but it makes for a very clean application. It is a bit harder to service your power heads but i enjoy the tradeoff immensely.
  3. Is drain capacity determined by the smallest diameter in a system. Say i run 3 feet schedule 40 plumbing but then use schedule 80 fittings, couplers etc. Would the flow be the same as if id just used all schedule 80? Due to the nominal internal diameter?
  4. @AlanM Its a kit that came with 3 bulk heads and some misc 1" plumbing. Im doing all my own pipe and drain fittings. I am using a gate valve on the drain.
  5. Im main hunting for a setup where the loudest conponet is the fan in my radion which is darn near silent
  6. The apex one. And ive been happy with my avast one.
  7. Doesnt PaulBs 40 something year old tank have under gravel filters?
  8. My evap swings significantly throught the year depending on AC use, Heat use, open house vs closed house, whether or not im cycling my lights etc.
  9. Thanks for the advice on the gate valves i think between price (i can replace 5 ball valves for the coat of one gate of comparable quality), their size vs gate valves, and their lack of unions theyre not worth it for my application. So it seems to be fairly common practice to end ones emergency flow discharge pretty high up from the sump so they'll hear water cascading/splashing if its the route for water instead of the siphon drain. Is this necessary/advisable? As for ending the primary drain level "under water" is best practice a straight entry. Using a "reverse durso", or something else.
  10. So im going set up my kalk reactor and want to avoid an OD. I dont want to lose my ATO abilities if my pH goes too high. So normally ATO vessel, to kalk reactor, to sump. But i want to set up a way to have water bypass the Kalk reactor if my tank pH climbs to high (as determined by an Apex). How do i do this? simply, cheaply, and reliably (i know sometimes you have to pick just two of factors. Im guessing something with a solenoid? Two pumps for water supply? What?
  11. Im not following on what the diagram is? Ive always had durso so this is new to me.
  12. Man Dan I aint got that kinda money for gate valves. Whats the deal with check valves though? Ive read the theory but if i set my sump and returns up properly to prevent siphon and have a sump that can handle the surge why install a float?
  13. I have never seen a write up or photo where the gate vavle on the Herbie wasnt within a few inches of the drain bulkhead. Could you provide a link to the style you're talking about?
  14. The 4" socks from my LFS dont fit and neither do the 4" from bulk reef supply. Anyone have a link to quality 3rd party filter socks that fit in a red sea sump?
  • Create New...