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Old 11-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Berlin system

I'm reading animal planet saltwater aquarium they talk about going Berlin system I'm So lost with filters hear in other thread do a DIY sump or refugium cause I want a reef tank set it up once but right sorry to repeat myself on here everyone I'm new saltwater aquarium hobby only know freshwater hobby 15 years I'm reading a lot to understand saltwater any can help ne decide who's bin in this hobby 10 29 years or more what to get or do
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Found this a while ago.
Berlin method of filtration - Aquarium Advice

Don't know if you read this yet:
Refugiums,fuges or refuge - Aquarium Advice

No problem with being new to SW. Obviously everyone has started and progressed and gained knowledge about the hobby. You don't NEED a refugium and some even say it can raise nitrates (don't know if I completely agree), but it does have some added benefits. Just simply it's for growing pods and macroalgae. Yes chaeto and other macros reduce nitrates, but a 10, 50, or even 100 gallon refugium on say a 30 gallon tank isn't going to do much. I do recommend a refugium in your sump (if you're getting one), but again it's not needed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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Thanks ill look into both filter system and what do you think is better internal overflow box or external overflow box and tank pre drilled
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:00 AM   #4
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Internal. People have had issues w/ adjusting external overflows or just don't like it as much.
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So internal overflow box is for a pre drilled tank or is it on than hang inside tank
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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Pre-drilled. Go on youtube and find some videos on DIY internal overflow, etc. I think there are internal overflows that don't need to be drilled like the ones from BRS.
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Ok ilk go and research it what do u have
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For the overflow? I have this PVC elbow that's drilled on the side of the tank. Came like that when I bought it off of a guy from craigslist. It makes a TON of noise which I hate, but I don't know how, nor do I want to patch up a hole, remove everything from my tank, and put in a overflow box. There are pipes that make silent the sucking noise that you can put in the overflow, forgot the name though.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:44 AM   #10
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Ok I look around I was hopping they make a hang in side the tank overflow box I see tank made from marineland they have a predrilled tank and sump you can get with tank www.drfosterandsmith.com I saw it there stand and canopy
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