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Old 05-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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Well, the skimmer and reactor already exist. Maybe the scrubber can go onto my 36 at some point...owell we'll see later on.

I'm mostly interested in the baffles on this setup. I want a trickle down into the fuge...so I'm not sure why I drew it up with a 9 inch baffle on each side...the one going into the return chamber would need to be lower, I was thinknig 8 inches?
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Not sure on this but isn't the flow thru the sump going to be determined by your return pump? If you keep both baffles at 9 inches it would still work but I would think the flow in the fuge would be close to nothing. But on the other hand if that is correct you can get a small adjustable power head to tumble your cheato to your liking.
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When I say trickle, I mean that I'm looking for water to fall down into the fuge rather than its speed. But that actually isn't a bad idea...I do have a small korallia 550 I could put in there, but it might be a tad much. Not spending more money is the key to this project. Why I'm not just running the scrubber since I already have a dual reactor, skimmer, and cheato'd fuge.
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O I think I gotcha you wanted to run off from the scrubber to drain into the fuge? I understand not wanting to just take your reactor or skimmer off. I was highly upset when I had to cut all the baffles out of my sump that I worked so hard on lol.
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Well, my skimmer is a garbage seaclone. I'd replace that stupid thing in a heartbeat. I have it so I use it. Does an OK job for the time being.
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Haha I had one a while ago. Best thing i did with it was take it out back and smash it. I'll be interested to see how you get the trickle that you want.
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Here is an image of the waterfall effect I was talking about.
Google Image Result for http://www.fishtanksdirect.com/ProductImages/refugium45-large.jpg

I'll have an updated plan up in a second once it uploads. My shipment arrived today so the project is getting started tomorrow once I get the tank/supplies. Think I should paint the baffles between my fuge black?
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I wouldn't paint anything in the sump. Too risky for me. The new layout looks fine. The only thing I dont like is the heater in the return section. But since you have an ato I think it will be ok.
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It can go into any section in reality. With 10 inch sections I should be able to lay it down rather than have it standing up, which is how I had it in my current setup. Will be going to get the stuff after work to start the build. Hopefully I have enough PVC leftover!
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