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Old 11-14-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Refuguim flow rate

I have a 55dt with a 20 gal fuge wat flow should I run
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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Fast enough that you don't have stagnant water in the sump.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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I try to match the flow threw the sump with my skimmer the skimmer pumps 500 gph so thats what i shoot for
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I agree with the two gentlemen before me. There is no need for "contact time". Algae will pull nutrients from the water as fast as it does, regardless how much flow is rushing through or not.
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I agree with the two gentlemen before me. There is no need for "contact time". Algae will pull nutrients from the water as fast as it does, regardless how much flow is rushing through or not.
Not for algae, contact time only applies to UV sterilizers and the bubbles in your skimmer. As mentioned, the algae will absorb the nutrients no matter the flow rate.
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Thanks a lot guys. What kind of macro are you guys using
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Red Gracilaria here.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #8
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Whatever grows in the algae scrubber, over the years it has changed. Chaeto mostly and a type of bubble algae. It all exports organics and goes into the compost heap.
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Thanks a lot guys. What kind of macro are you guys using
I have Caulerpa Mexicana, Caulerpa Prolifera, Halymenia Floresia, Halymenia Floridana, and Chlorodesmis (maidens hair) all growing in my refugium. They keep my display tank pretty clean.
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