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Old 08-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #11
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Where do u put your float sensor for auto top off with this kind of system?
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #12
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in the return area of the sump. that's the only place you will see evaporation.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #13
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ok here i have a sketch of how i think ill build my refugium sump tell me what you think
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #14
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I would think you would want your skimmer on the output side of the refugium, not the input side.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:08 PM   #15
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skimmer goes before refugium so you dont skim your pods.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #16
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So I am setting myself up for failure with this sump
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:22 PM   #17
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I really want to keep a bulb tip anemone in my fowlr so i want my filtration system to be built for best results
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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Well on that note, just make sure you have phenomenal lighting, and as far as I know nems need an estabilished tank around 1 year old or older...
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But they also need Good water quality which ive heard can be hard to achieve with a fowlr including predators such as eels and lionfish so ideal lighting is easy to achieve but there are so many methods for filtration i really want to have a good system planned out
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that's absolutely correct. i would use the largest sump you can fit in your allotted spot. i would do that for any tank though, not just a predator tank. i love being able to shut the pumps off and do a water change in the sump, without lowering the display tank height at all. drain and fill a compartment in the sump, then turn the pumps back on, and in comes the clean water.
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