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Old 05-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #2081
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I would put them in line like mentioned above, and put the bubble trap before the return. You don't need slow flow through the refugium, and I don't see the point to the extra plumbing.
You only have to worry about bubbles getting to the display. It doesn't matter if bubbles hit the refugium.
As for the foam on the mag drive- remove it.

Did you figure out how much refugium area you have?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #2082
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Sump/Refugium

Foam on mag drive is removed.

I have it set up so that the return is on left then baffle for bubbles then protein skimmer then baffle for a wall then refugium then baffle for another wall then sock filter. Unless the sock filter can just flow into the refugium? If not then refugium is about 9 x 12.


Tank End Glass|Return Pump | Skimmer|Refugium| Sock |Glass Tank End
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #2083
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How is the foam being removed working for you? I might do the same, im not getting many pods in my dt.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #2084
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I had no pods make it into my DT with the silencer on my mag. I removed it and started seeing some until I lost siphon when my aqualifter died. Hasn't been up and running since.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #2085
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How is the foam being removed working for you? I might do the same, im not getting many pods in my dt.

Don't know yet, the sump is in the middle of the living room floor with no water or piping lol

For now I pour pods in my DT tank every week. I need to order more, I have enough for 2 weeks worth.
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Lol whoops, I knew that. I'm going to remove it I think, I just dont feel like messing with the ball valve to get it circulating regularly again.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:52 AM   #2087
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I know what you mean. I was gonna post a pic last night but my phone fell on the floor at some point and next I knew there's my alarm going LOL.

So here's what I have. Nothing is set in stone (uhm silicone) yet. I'm thinking if I angle the baffles that will give me more room since I can't turn the skimmer completely, at least some of that space is not "waasted".

So right now I am just shifting things around and back and forth and stuff.
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Put the skimmer before the refugium. Intake with filter sock and skimmer/refugium///return
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #2089
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Put the skimmer before the refugium. Intake with filter sock and skimmer/refugium///return
Why do I want to put skimmed water in a refugium? Wouldn't the "dirty" water make good home for pods and stuff? Wouldn't the skimmer clean it up (refugium) too much? IDK, just wondering the reasons for what goes where. I still have the other post from a while ago, and a pm to reread.

I try to put the sock in with the skimmer and I wish the plastic that holds the sock wasn't so oversized for the 4". I'm thinking I may cut that holder some.
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I think you want the fuge after the skimmer so the skimmer doesn't kill the pods.
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