Surge device?

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Very cool, but couldn't imagine myself trying to build that, have a look in our links for surge device, there is a much simpler one there :D
 
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i wonder how it might mess with an auto top-up device...
 
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Very cool, but couldn't imagine myself trying to build that, have a look in our links for surge device, there is a much simpler one there :D

cool thanks, but simpler than this? :)

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Apart from the noise, when it drains itself, at the end of the cycle, it sucks air to break the siphon so that the pump can catch up again. That air is blown all over your corals etc.
 
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Apart from the noise, when it drains itself, at the end of the cycle, it sucks air to break the siphon so that the pump can catch up again. That air is blown all over your corals etc.

That air cannot be that bad? That is the same thing that happens when a wave break over the reef. As long as you have proper waterflow to stop the bubbles from froming airpockets underneath the corals, you should be okay.

Yeah they may be unsightly at times, but do we have to care for our corals or for our viewing pleasure? I feel that is a fair trade off for the health of our corals.

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That air cannot be that bad? That is the same thing that happens when a wave break over the reef. As long as you have proper waterflow to stop the bubbles from froming airpockets underneath the corals, you should be okay.

Yeah they may be unsightly at times, but do we have to care for our corals or for our viewing pleasure? I feel that is a fair trade off for the health of our corals.

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Didn't say it was bad. Just doesn't look very nice.
 
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The problem with the bubbles is that they get sucked into my other pumps and the water starts to look cloudy because of all the micro-bubbles.
 
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I have been running a Carlson surge device for some time on my system, and I must say, for R300 and a bit of time, its the best bang for your buck in the flow department. Yes sure, it creates quite a few bubbles, but like cybervis said, pretty natural occurence in reef crest corals habitat.
It does wreak havoc with an auto top up, but only happens once, until the top up has added the volume of the surge bucket.
To completely overcome this "non obstacle" I have put the surge device and the top up on independant timers, so only one of them is functioning at any given time.
 

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im too tired to even try attempt another one of these..
 

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