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Old 07-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #21
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Looks good. Don't trust that check valve. They do tend to fail in salt water applications. Sponges and all sorts of other things tend to grow in the dark areas and will obstruct that flapper from seating properly.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #22
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So not really an update, more of some input needed. I haven't plumbed both systems together yet, been dragging the feet a bit.

My big question is : I will have roughly 200 gallons once I connect the 2 and will need a bigger skimmer. What would my best option be for a bigger skimmer? I'm not planning on very many fish but I do find myself being drawn to the SPS side of things.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:17 PM   #23
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Really like the open scaping of the tank! Following along
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #24
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Why not just use one Refugium?
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:19 AM   #25
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Looks good! Just out of curiosity, do you have a Fuge or sump under the 120?
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Pisces: I recently decided that I didn't like the "rock wall" look any more in my 120 but I still wanted all 200 lbs of live rock in the system. I also acquired about 75 lbs from a friend that took down his tank so I figured by using both sumps connected I would benefit from more stable water conditions due to a larger volume of water.

Jmkb: I have a sump under the 120 currently, not as big as I would like due to space restrictions because of my return pump, but it does have a fuge in the middle section.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #27
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What kind of footprint do you have for a skimmer?
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #28
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I have 2 places I could put one: 11.5x15 or 11x11
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #29
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How about-
Sea Side Aquatics CS5.5
Bubble Magus Curve 5
Reef octopus NWB 110
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Like the look of the bubble magus but I think I'm gonna go with the curve 7. Little extra skimming never hurts.
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