I have the Extended Ascension with big window and the EATX tray...I only have a ATX board but specifically bought a bigger tray so that I could mount the Phobya Balancer 250 res on it and I will be able to see it from the window .
I also specifically bought this res to create a waterfall effect with because it is very deep.
I have researched a little and most people say you require 4 things to have a waterfall effect without any side effects^^
1.)Deep res like the balancer (the shape is perfect because if micro bubbles or even normal bubbles develop when hitting the water and the res is half full there is only a 7% chance the bubbles wonÂ´t disolve before being able to be sucked in by the pump.
2.)Pump with a high headpressure and flow rate and I have the MCP 655 so I should be fine...with those settings maxed out or at least at a high level the water will have no chance of just dribbling down and actually hitting the water and therefor creating bubbles... the water will be pulled to the sides of the res due to gravitation and power of the pump.
3.)Make sure inlet is the highest and outlet the lowest point of the res but that is obvious I guess^^
4.)A lot of people also say it will work better with half inch high flow barbs then compression fittings so I am on the save side.
those points guarantee nothing but they say it will work better this way
I will try it out and report^^Edited by Kung Pow - 2/18/11 at 5:26am