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Old 12-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Another sump question?

Do you prefer high flow or low flow through your sump and why?
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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In my 125g I am most likely running way too much flow but I tend to like it. Might not be the best idea with a refugium which i didn't take into account when i set up my sump. LOL
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I tend to run high flow through mine as well but does to much flow not allow your sump to process all the water before going back to the dt?
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I tend to run high flow through mine as well but does to much flow not allow your sump to process all the water before going back to the dt?
This all depends on whats in your sump.A fuge is for growing pods and other critters and should be a slower flow,A sump with a macro algae like chaeto does better in a high flow.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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This all depends on whats in your sump.A fuge is for growing pods and other critters and should be a slower flow,A sump with a macro algae like chaeto does better in a high flow.
I have a fuge which now also houses my skimmer do to the lack of space I have It seems to me that the higher flow rate through it is across the top though
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I have a fuge which now also houses my skimmer do to the lack of space I have It seems to me that the higher flow rate through it is across the top though

This is due to the make up of the sump
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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Yes I realized this I didnt have a skimmer when I first built mine so i didnt plan a in sump skimmer also the biggest tank I can fit under mine is a 29 gallon which doesnt allow alot of room either
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Yes I realized this I didnt have a skimmer when I first built mine so i didnt plan a in sump skimmer also the biggest tank I can fit under mine is a 29 gallon which doesnt allow alot of room either
If you want a bit more scattered flow in the sump put a small powerhead in there to mix up the flow.
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What advantages am i gonna gain with more scattered flow?
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If you look in my profile there's a photo of a sump with low flow and it shows(the cloudy part) the water flowing over the fuge part of the sump
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