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Thread: Fish Room Setup

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by mfinch View Post
    Putting 1 gallon of water into a 50 gallons of sump would effect the water temperature of a 200 gallon system? The new water will be added to the refugem or the pump section. The water will be cold most of the year. so in essence it will be a .5 percent water change.
    Just to illustrate... Think of swimming in a pool of 80 degree water... give me a 1 gallon bucket of 45 degree water and let me dump it on your head...
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  2. #12


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    actually a possible solution to this would be a automatic drip fill

    would take some "tweaking" to match the flows right, but have it drip about 1g per hour into the tank and then once an hour have your solenoid discharge like 99% of a gallon (to make up for the tiny amount lost to evap in that time) would take a little back and forth, but by drawing some lines on the sump with dry erase markers and having the sump only 3/4 full during testing should allow you to adjust the flow perfectly. Just pray nothing ever plugs the outlet pipe lol... if so you will slowly overflow everywhere

  3. #13


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    That idea is 100% doable. There is a youtube video or two putting that in... UaruJoey is the guy who has the better one i have seen.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    I could create a section that fills up with water and slowly rains into the system over the hour and drain the gallon out at the beginning of the hour. The out let will be in the pump section of the pump so there will be mechanical filters, bit filters and another mechanical filter before the pump section. I will make sure the 1 gallon section where the new water is pumped in drains in over the hour. Something like a box made out of plastic that had a few very small holes that will drip into the tank.

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    Use a Moen thermo balanced shower rough in valve, install two soft seat inline flow check valves on the supply side prior to the valve body, one for hot, one for cold. Install a tee and a thermometer well and a thermometer of a digital device on the mixed side water. Install a full port ball valve after that. Presto. Pipe it to your tanks. About $150 depending upon the thermometer you use.

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