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Old 07-31-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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sump/skimmer output ideas...help?

just built a 3 chamber sump (fuge/return/skimmer). water flows from display into skimmer chamber. i am thinking of plumbing the outlet side of the skimmer to the fuge chamber, for a few reasons, to put "clean skimmed water" in the fuge and mainly to get it out of the first chamber away from the "dirty water" coming in, will this allow the skimmer to work more efficient? OR do i not want the skimmed water going into the fuge considering i am planning to grow algea and/or mangroves to help remove nutrients. any input is appreciated
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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It doesn't really matter. It will flow into the next chamber anyway.
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Sounds good any pics
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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just built a 3 chamber sump (fuge/return/skimmer). water flows from display into skimmer chamber. i am thinking of plumbing the outlet side of the skimmer to the fuge chamber, for a few reasons, to put "clean skimmed water" in the fuge and mainly to get it out of the first chamber away from the "dirty water" coming in, will this allow the skimmer to work more efficient? OR do i not want the skimmed water going into the fuge considering i am planning to grow algea and/or mangroves to help remove nutrients. any input is appreciated
This is my design i made this two years ago and it works great
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #5
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just built a 3 chamber sump (fuge/return/skimmer). water flows from display into skimmer chamber. i am thinking of plumbing the outlet side of the skimmer to the fuge chamber, for a few reasons, to put "clean skimmed water" in the fuge and mainly to get it out of the first chamber away from the "dirty water" coming in, will this allow the skimmer to work more efficient? OR do i not want the skimmed water going into the fuge considering i am planning to grow algea and/or mangroves to help remove nutrients. any input is appreciated
Here is another link on how i make my refugium
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