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Old 07-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Looking for direction on building a refugium for my 55 gal. I got a 10 gal. ready to go and a lead on 1/4 sheeet glass cut to my dimensions. Just not sure what equipment and size to go with.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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The size/length of your baffles will be determined by the size of your heater and skimmer etc.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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I don't have a heater and I currently have a super skimmer 220 but I might trade it in for a 125 bc I think it might be too big.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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How do u measure it
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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You can't have a skimmer that's too big. I would recommend trading for a different brand of skimmer. Coralife isn't vey good at making skimmers at all. You measure it with a ruler, meter stick, tape measure, whatever you want.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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How do I know what is the rite size for the baffles. I was thinking one double bubble trap before the refugium and a single chamber after it leading into the return
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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Well I'm stuck with the super skimmer. But will it work?
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It will "work" yes. I also have a garbage skimmer, a seaclone. It does ok...but getting a better one would be best.

In terms of building a sump, get the 55 and gather up what you have. Then once you measure everything out you can draw it up pretty easy. That is how I did my 20 long. I have 10 inch sections in it with tons of room for what I need.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Yea buddy my overflow just showed up. Now it's time to get the glass cut for my baffles and silicone them in. All that's missing is a mag 9.5 pump a f'in 115$ at my LFS
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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Mag 9.5 is on its way eBay $86 new
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