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Old 01/06/2008, 11:13 PM
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Try reading this article, which includes the section on the HOB overflow that you are trying to figure out, including how to prime it.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-01/newbie/index.php
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:46 PM
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I see that the HOB overflow is the u-tube style. I used one on my 55 and had no problems with it, as long as you know it's limitations. You have to have enough water flowing through it so that any bubbles that get in the u-tube get pushed all the way through. Otherwise, they will build up and break the siphon.

flyguy's right - the box inside the fuge will determine the water level in the tank, so if you want the water level where it is now, you'll have to raise the inside box.

Everything's looking good! Thank God for the helpful folks here on RC - I'm sure my living room would be an olympic pool if it weren't for some of their suggestions!
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:48 PM
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Man! Everytime I see an opportunity to put in some useful info, I start typing, submit it, and then realize melev beat me to the punch!!!!!
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:53 PM
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Man! Everytime I see an opportunity to put in some useful info, I start typing, submit it, and then realize melev beat me to the punch!!!!!
There is nothing wrong with that. If anything, it reinforces what's been said when several post similar suggestions.
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:01 AM
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i will defintely read that article and try to call the local fish store JCpatella lol that does happen a lot but its ok its telling me that people are agreeing with other people
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:10 AM
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I just read the article and i will try that later in the day have to make a little touchup to the plumbing
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:28 PM
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i also found one other thing about it and i will post pics when it is up and running
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:04 PM
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Ok here are is the setup next step IS TO ADD THE SALT!!!

Here is the top of the Skimmer.



here is the hang-on overflow



and the sump with everything running



Question Does My Skimmer look like its running right??
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:08 PM
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Skimmer - It won't run right until you have salt in the system.

Also, do you see that bubble in your u-tube? The flow has to be fast enough to push that out.
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:10 PM
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Raise the inner box of that overflow box 3" please. Then take another picture.

You need that airbubble out of the U-tube.

EDIT: Oh, it's on now! Beating me to the post. What will people think?!
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:16 PM
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YESS!!!! I specifically wrote that as quickly as possible! I just needed to do it once. I'm done - you can get back to beating me again!!!!
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:51 PM
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lol i will do that and i will post pics later. Do u think i should add salt all at once or at a time so i dont over do
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Old 01/07/2008, 08:41 PM
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Add the correct amount in the main tank. 1/2 cup salt per gallon. Once it has had a couple of hours to mix, then test it and see how much more you need to add. I've asked you twice what salinity you wanted, but now I'll just tell ya to get it to 1.026 sg for a reef tank.
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Old 01/07/2008, 09:23 PM
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oo sorry didnt see that yea i would like it around 1.025 or 1.026 and i did try moving the inside box up and it did not get rid of the bubble i will try again and see what happens i will probably be adding the salt tomorrow i will post pics.
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Old 01/07/2008, 09:33 PM
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Moving the box up won't get rid of the bubble. You have to increase the flow through it. Try opening the ball valve that goes to the fuge a little more. This should help push the bubble through.
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Old 01/07/2008, 09:55 PM
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ok i will try and do that
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Old 01/08/2008, 06:58 AM
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ok i did try that and i got the bubble a little smaller so i will try to do it again and see if it gets it smaller. Probably going to add salt today will post pics
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:18 PM
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i am going to add the salt in a little will post pics and i did mange do get the bubble very small
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Old 01/08/2008, 07:31 PM
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I added the salt and everything looks good here is the sump and the fuge





And here is the tank with two bags that each make 50 gallons in the second bag i left a little in there because that would make 100 will probably test water tomorrow

This is the first bag in



The secong Bag
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stir it up!
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:08 PM
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yea i will do that how long do u usally wait untill you put sand and rock in?
Also should i defintely have my light when i put in my rock and sand
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:36 PM
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Tagging along, by the looks of your skimmer If the water level Is high enough you might be able to raise the skimmer up another 1 or 2 inches and get the output to drain into anouther filter sock. This will disfuse any more bubbles coming out. Just my 2 cents. Nice job so far on the build, good luck
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:56 PM
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thanks the skimmer outlet is right near the sock and there is not that much bubbles
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:18 PM
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looks like you're getting there Have you tested you're overflow box to make sure the siphon restarts after you shut off and on the pump??
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:26 PM
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thanks yea i did and it does so ill be fine if the pump shuts off during the night or anything
Just going to repost my ? just to get them through the thread
how long do u usally wait untill you put sand and rock in?
Also should i defintely have my light when i put in my rock and sand
 

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