Wave and ATU problem

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Please see the attached video, the first 15 seconds show my nice wave motion in the tank, the next 15 seconds show the float switch for my ATU bobbing up and down, and this is with it being placed almost in the centre of the tank, it doesn't help. Are there any tips or tricks on how to stop it moving with the wave motion? Thanks.

     
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    Put it in a pvc pipe
     
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    Is it not weird that every invention at the time seemed obvious to the inventor
     
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    Putting it in a pipe only works to keep surface turbulence from triggering the float. Since the wave motion is actually raising and lowering the water level of the tank it will still make the float go up and down inside the pipe. I dont think there is a solution for a float inside a display with a wave motion.
     
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    there is no real easy solution, using a PVC pipe or glass divider that extends nearly the full height of the tank will offer the best solution
     
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    Ok, thanks guys, think I may have to switch off the wave and just go with normal flow then. It's also playing havoc with my surface skimmer. :(
     
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