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Old 01-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #191
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Here's the sump plan I think I'll follow. Might make the baffles a little higher, that way I have plenty of water volume, and expandability if I ever go with a bigger skimmer in this sump. You can click the pic to the thread I found it on.
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So (apologize in advance, I always have a hard time trying to figure out these diagrams) I presume that you'll be running a split overflow? One side feeding into the left side, and the other draining into the fuge area.
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I'm torn between splitting the overflow and splitting the return. I would feel better about splitting the return, as I would have to put ball valves on the overflow if I split it, and that would make me a bit uneasy restricting it. Thoughts?
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #194
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I'm torn between splitting the overflow and splitting the return. I would feel better about splitting the return, as I would have to put ball valves on the overflow if I split it, and that would make me a bit uneasy restricting it. Thoughts?
Hmmmm, see your issue but I personally I would still split the overflow. If you split the return, pods swept up by your return pump are just as likely to be returned to the fuge as they are to be dumped into the DT and the water going to sump is likely going to be a mix of water already processed by the fuge in addition to water processed by the skimmer. If you split the overflow, the water will always be directly from the DT, and pods will always be swept into the DT.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #195
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Looks good!
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looks good. part of the fun of saltwater. i still move rock around. and mine has been up and running for months.
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I would go-intake with or without skimmer, then refugium, then return. one drain, one return, one bubble trap (before the return) no T's or splitting of anything.
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I would go-intake with or without skimmer, then refugium, then return. one drain, one return, one bubble trap (before the return) no T's or splitting of anything.
i agree. time tested and proven.
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I would go-intake with or without skimmer, then refugium, then return. one drain, one return, one bubble trap (before the return) no T's or splitting of anything.
That's how I'm set up right now... I was just thinking that if I put the refugium over on the right side, I could have about 3 times the volume of water, increasing the amount of LR and chaeto I could keep in there. Would it not be beneficial?
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