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Old 11-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #331
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The higher the better for water volume.. what's the size of your shortest baffle (that the water flows over not under)
im gonna do the bubble trap the way you said, so it enters the return chamber from the bottom... so if its 2 inches off the bottom of the glass, the return chamber will be around 11" high
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #332
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So are all your baffles 11"? You said your skimmer (first) baffle was 11". Did you make them slightly smaller as the water travels across the sump?
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So are all your baffles 11"? You said your skimmer (first) baffle was 11". Did you make them slightly smaller as the water travels across the sump?
yeah i have 5 pieces of glass cut going from 11in, 10.5in, 10in, 9.5in, and 9in. the last baffle would be 9in tall but if i had it so the water went UNDER the last baffle then it would be at a new height of 11"
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #334
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I don't think so... How high is the baffle before the last baffle (the one that water travels over the top). This will be your return chamber water level which I think is gonna be 9.5"?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:57 PM   #335
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I mean you can run it higher or lower then that but that is where it would want to naturally fill to with gravity... Either way I'm getting off the point I got the rough estimate lol... I think you could add an inch to the fuge and run a 6" return chamber.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #336
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I don't think so... How high is the baffle before the last baffle (the one that water travels over the top). This will be your return chamber water level which I think is gonna be 9.5"?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #337
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Ya I'd go with a 6" return chamber which will give you room to throw another pump in if you decide to hook up a reactor or UV
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #338
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Ya I'd go with a 6" return chamber which will give you room to throw another pump in if you decide to hook up a reactor or UV
well yeah i plan on doin a GFO reactor also, but ya gotta remember.. the 6" is just the length inside the sump, its still 12in" deep so i can put the 2 pumps side by side but yeah alright cool... so a 6" return, now i can start putting more baffles in lol thank you!!!!
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No problem would have been much easier if you had all the equipment going in it to dry fit lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #340
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No problem would have been much easier if you had all the equipment going in it to dry fit lol
yeah so ive been told lol but im impatient and bored, what do u expect?? lol
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