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 Post subject: Re: What is a SLO?
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '17, 22:37 
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Water coming in to the tank raising the water height above the SLO outlet causes a pressure difference forcing water through your SLO inlet and out the overflow outlet. This is similar to the air powered canisters you see at bank drive thru's for sending checks and paperwork to/from the teller.

You can increase/decrease the overall effect by speeding up or slowing down your water flow coming in to the thank. The other factor would be using larger or smaller holes in the pick up pipe to effect it in a more localized basis; I would advise against using smaller holes since they could clog and cause your system to overflow.

Yes you could come up from the bottom of the tank directly to the upflow in your RFF. I've kind of thought of that before it just depends on if you want the SLO to set your tank water level or the RFF to; either way works though.

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 Post subject: Re: What is a SLO?
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Thanks for the info


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The other main benefit of an SLO coming up and exiting at the top of the tank is that it maintains the water height in your fish tank no matter what - if you come out of the bottom of the tank, a leak or pipe break elsewhere in the system can drain your tank and kill your fish. With a proper SLO the only thing that can drain your tank is a leak in the tank itself.

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Mel Redcap wrote:
The other main benefit of an SLO coming up and exiting at the top of the tank is that it maintains the water height in your fish tank no matter what - if you come out of the bottom of the tank, a leak or pipe break elsewhere in the system can drain your tank and kill your fish. With a proper SLO the only thing that can drain your tank is a leak in the tank itself.


Definitely a major benefit and why I never used anything but a top exit SLO either.

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