Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Blogs > sacremon
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Rate this Entry

More leaks, waiting game

Posted 05/26/2010 at 10:11 AM by sacremon

Chris came over and fixed the leaky bulkhead on the sump. After he left, I fired up the skimmer pump, which led to finding two more leaks - one from where two pieces of PVC were glued together and the threads leading into the skimmer pump. Put glue around the seam on the PVC yesterday, will test how well that holds tonight. The threads were a bit loose, I will probably want to keep an eye on both pumps initially, to see if the vibration of the pumps running loosen things up more.

The skimmer had some water that had been sitting in the base, and when it was turned on for a short time (less than a minute) that was washed into the system. Whatever was in there looks like it was decaying, because the nitrate in the tank has gone from around 0.1 ppm to over 2 ppm. Nitrate has shot over 10ppm. Impressive for what had to be around a quart of water, into roughly 300 gallons. At least the bacteria that convert nitrite to nitrate have some food now...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 5961 Comments 0 Edit Tags Email Blog Entry
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.

TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.