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Old 05-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #2091
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I think he is having skimmer first to put clean water into refugium then the pods go out the opposite side through the return, so we end up with clean refugium water with healthy pods and macro algae.


Did I get it right Huh? Huh? Did I? LOL
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #2092
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Yep, that's what I have, it works great for me. The refugium is like a fine filter.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #2093
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Put the skimmer before the refugium. Intake with filter sock and skimmer/refugium///return
So am I understanding this right. In one compartment is the skimmer and the filter sock and the intake? So the intake flows directly into the sock right?

For the baffles between refugium and return.....the one in the middle will be the one raised off the bottom of the glass....correct?
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #2094
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #2095
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PVC and me, it's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)

This is a little long and it's got to do with my sump sorta. Enjoy.

Today I decided I was going to get some of the PVC that I need for my sump and I was gonna ride my bike so I can get my riding in at the same time. So off to the store I went, 1/2 way there started raining and wind picked up a tad. Get to the store, I was drenched, covered with rock and sand, big dorky smile on my face while my head be bopping to my mp3 player which made me have the complete dork look down pat.... but hey got a few smiles out of people and I was in a dang good mood, drenched but happy . So while riding I figured it would be a could idea not to get any long PVC, just the valves and elbows and such because I don't think the cars would appreciate me trying to cycle down the roads with a 10' piece of PVC pipe, so I bought a little flag and stuck it on my rackpack instead GO USA. Stuffed my rackpack full of pvc and 1 little thing of peanut butter oh and I stuffed my face with a little energy before I got back on my bike (ice cream hehehe), people looked at me as I rode off into the sunset (well ok, dark raining clouds) and made the ride back home, up and down hills and through the woods to granny's (my) house. Yes I did go up and down hills and on a path through some woods lol. Needless to say the pvc made it, I made it however drenched again as it was still raining.

Bad day turned out to be a good fun day with my bestest friends in the whole wide world........me, myself, I, my bike and my bike packs, wish I could have fit my golden retriever in the trailer, he'd come with me too (my poor legs LOL).

Round trip was 26.71 miles LOL, (1/2 of what I did last Saturday of 52.5 miles).

Anyway, I have 8 elbows, 2 check valves 2 ball valves, 1 T, some pvc primer and cement (no ice cream though).

I was gonna do 2 return lines, since the pumps discharge is 1/2 inch, I thought I could do 2 of them and 1 inlet which is 1". Does that make sense and if it does, will it work?

P.S. Another 26.71 mile trip coming up tomorrow as I have some extra pieces to return. So if I have to get other stuff now's a good time to let me know LOL. (It has to fit in my rackpack or my backpack though.)

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #2096
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Off to return some parts and buy a few parts, am hoping sump/fuge to be done this weekend. Son-In-Law going to cut 2 more pieces plexiglass for me then I need to file them and should be ready to glue.

Anyone got an idea how to hang filter sock without a mount. Rubberbands or something?

Thanks for following ya'll.

Supposed to be high 95 and no rain today, gonna be hot ride . Got 3 bottles water for trip there.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #2097
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One of the pumps that came with the wavemaker died. Gonna contact them and see if I can exchange it.

Water change today, everyone is doing good. Can't wait to get this sump done, maybe the cloudiness will go away.
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One of the pumps that came with the wavemaker died. Gonna contact them and see if I can exchange it.

Water change today, everyone is doing good. Can't wait to get this sump done, maybe the cloudiness will go away.
Sorry about the pump, I am glad all the creatures are doing well though! I forgot, do you still have your mandarin?
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #2099
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Sorry about the pump, I am glad all the creatures are doing well though! I forgot, do you still have your mandarin?
Yes I still have the Mandarin.
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Once you have a filter sock, everything will clear up. I still need one.. Also add some chemipure or purigen to the tank, it will make everything look really clear.
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