New Member and novice aquarist

Discussion in 'New Members' started by UncleRok, 15 Jul 2013.

  1. UncleRok

    UncleRok

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    Through trial and error have managed to get my tank up and running reasonably successfully for a year with help from the local pet shop but am so pleased to have found this site while I was searching the internet for a float valve.

    My tank is quite small it is a 135ltr with 12 kgs of live rock and 5 live corals, 4 different fish, one coral banded shirmp, 1 spiny brittle star fish, and 1 hermit crab. Have had a few setbacks with two of my fish jumping through the smallest hole in the tank.

    The one main problem is that we have many power failures in our area sometimes for hours on end and this causes great stress to me, the fish seems to get though them far better than I do.

    I have an automatic feeder and the lights on a timer but if I go away on holiday I need to ensure the water is kept to its optimum level in the sump and much to my delight happend to find tthe MASA site.

    I am interested in the float valve but have a problem, apparently one needs to drill a hole through the side of the glass sump, which is not a viable prospect for me, how else would one attach this particular float valve to my sump.:peroni:
     
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  3. Zuna

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    welcome buddy
     
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  5. Trasique

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    Is the float valve for auto top up of ur evaporated water? If so there is plug and play units available for this, with no drilling
     
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    Hi @UncleRok, you get an electronic top up unit. I have the Saga unit which is electronic so you just use the sticky cups to the sump and a pump goes into an RO water bucket. I have also read that you can add Kalk to the top up water as well.

    You should consider an inverter for the power failures.
     
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    hi and :welcometomasa2: to MASA


    post a picture of your setup... we love pictures here
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA. You can use a piece of perspex and heat it with a heat gun and bend it in a u shape and drill that and stick it to the glass with marine silicone.
     
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    Welcome to MASA :thumbup:
     
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    I feel a bit better going on holiday with the Reef Angel controller. Magic device!
     
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