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Old 09-21-2011, 12:32 PM   #361
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Id find a way to fit them...filter socks not only add another form of filtration but also catch any fine particles and prevents them from making it into your skimmed or return pump.. you don't want the overflows emptying into the sump with no filter
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #362
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Yep, thats my thought. As of now the pipes just come down into the first chamber and have the little holes drilled through them adn the skimmer is in that section. then it overlfows into the biball section which has the tray on top for pads. I guess they figure thats the mechanical filtration?

I put a call into sealife systems and am waiting for a call back. I was gonna grill the guy on the sump and see what options they might have for adding the filter socks. I'd rather get the particulate matter out BEFORE the bioball section. Also wanna know how their skimmer works, it looks cheesy lol.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:45 PM   #363
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A somewhat related question if I may. If you run a refugium and you put filter socks in the overflow piping won't that trap pods? Seems to me any pods that hit the overflow would then be stuck in the filter socks.
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I had that concern as well, but when i remove my filter socks for cleaning I have only seen a couple of the big nasty ones in there. I;m using a mesh sock right now, which has huge holes instead of the felt ones so I'm sure the pods are getting through that one. BUT the mesh sock kinda stinks, it has such large holes I feel not enough is getting captured.

Jury is still out on this. I only bought one mesh sock to try as I was changing the felt ones out every 3 days or so because of them getting clogged.

I still ahve a massive pod population int he main tank and a bunch in the refugium, but mostly the big ones. the little baby pods are hiding I guess. lol
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id think you should be ok with the felt... the refugium is where the pods breed and reproduce, then hit the return pump and shoot into the tank... i honestly dont think that itll negatively affect the pod population
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Question on pods. I have just started to cycle my tank. When can I add the pods to it?
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After your cycle. Do you have a refugium?
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Yea. Have the dirt. A little live sand and a couple small live rocks in there. Right now that's all I have in there. Was going to throw a shrimp in to night to help with the cycling. Should I use a shrimp or will a scalop work? Have a couple my Toby just doesn't like so figured I could just through them in.
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You can use anything fleshy that will rot so a scallop should be fine. You should add some macro algae into the refugium when you get a chance. Once your tank is cycled and everything straight them I would add the pods to the refugium
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Yea was going to let it alone for a couple weeks then start checking everything and seeing how it is looking then start adding everything to it.
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