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Old 04-08-2011, 06:39 PM   #21
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1st Chamber: I simply have the heater in there, don't use the filter in there cartridge in there anymore, but still could if I wanted to.
2nd Chamber: Yeah LR Rubble, soon to have macro algae too
3rd. The water flows from the 2nd to the 3rd at the bottom, and the sponge in there filters any air bubbles or sand and such so it doesn't get sucked into the pump and out. I haven't done anything with this, just the pump and sponge.
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I put my heater in #3 since I have the skimmer, It works okay, but I tend to have to keep the tank a bit full to cover the heater. Not the best method.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:42 PM   #23
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Yeah, that's why I didn't put the heater in chamber 3, would always have to worry about the water level, which I do for salinity stabilization, but would hate to have the heater exposed to air in case....
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I was just measuring the compartments and theres only 8 inches of depth in the filter pad section, how do you find an 8" long heater? Or can I put it in the return section? oh I'm getting so confused now lol

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #25
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You can remove that horizontal grid, I ended up cutting mine out, got halfway through before it just lifted out.... whoops :p
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pictures might help lol. I have (from left to right) skimmer and powerhead pump in left chamber, LR rubble in middle overflow chamber (just took out the sponges, carbon, ect cause they gathered too much gunk), heater and second powerhead pump in last chamber. My tank came with the two powerheads and i just managed to squeeze the skimmer (hob) in that left chamber.
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hahaha thats really funny nick
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pictures might help lol. I have (from left to right) skimmer and powerhead pump in left chamber, LR rubble in middle overflow chamber (just took out the sponges, carbon, ect cause they gathered too much gunk), heater and second powerhead pump in last chamber. My tank came with the two powerheads and i just managed to squeeze the skimmer (hob) in that left chamber.

Ok. I get how you have it. here's a dumb question tho, you said u have the powerheads in 2 of the chambers, how is that? Do you mean the wires go thru that section or is there a magnetic holder like koralia has?

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woot! a picture... yeah thats how I'm understanding it. If i dont wanna break off that bottom grid in the right chamber though how do I fit a heater in there? Or just find one thats 8"?
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