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Old 05-30-2006, 08:49 AM   #11
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Do you think with about only 6 inches max behind my tank and about 8-10 in of HOB space on my tank that would still work. Or are you saying move my HOB appliances to the sump. I'm sorry the whole idea of a sump is just a little confusing to me. Also is a 10 gal tank useable in any of this. Thanks a bunch!
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #12
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I have a 55 that was running for 3 years as a fish only then I went to a reef setup about a year ago. I have a hard time with nitrates so I decided to set up a 10 gallon refugium under the tank. I too have an oak stand that is divided. the 10 gal tank sits perfectly underneath (once you figure it out). I have a 600 GPH spill box (Ebay) and made the dividers out of 1/8 plexiglass. works very well. I have chaeto in the sump with live sand and rock. so I know it can be done and not cost a fortune. 10 gal. is a little small for the application, but as they say, the more natural filtration the better, and this is really an extention of the main tanks filtration.
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Do you think with about only 6 inches max behind my tank and about 8-10 in of HOB space on my tank that would still work. Or are you saying move my HOB appliances to the sump. I'm sorry the whole idea of a sump is just a little confusing to me. Also is a 10 gal tank useable in any of this. Thanks a bunch!
I think you'll be fine with that space behind the tank to install the overflow and the return plumbing.

If thoughtfully planned out, you should be able to move all your HOB stuff to the sump. Using a 10G will be tight, but it may work. You may also have to raise the sump slightly to allow the HOB equipment to properly sit on the edge of the sump.

I'll give you a couple pics of my sump/fuge to hopefully clarify the matter.
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Thanks Ryguy! Hey stuffer how bad were your nitrates because that is currently the only level that I am having trouble with? Also I may sound like a noob but what is a cheato? Thanks for the info, but please still keep it coming! TIA
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chaeto (chaetomorpha) is a type of of hair algae that grows in tangled clumps. It's a great choice for a fuge algae.

It's matrix provides an ideal place for pods to develop. And best of all is its aggressive nutrient export and ease to keep under control.
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EElectric Sumps and fuges are really cool pieces of modern reef keeping filtration and are pretty much that standard nowadays. Dont feal threatened by the idea of making some changes, but I will have to agree with you in that at first it can seem overwhelming.

Here is a really cool sight that might show you a little more info and a lot of pics to help you in your decision.

http://www.melevsreef.com
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