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Old 08-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #11
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my first compartment is 14" X 11" by 16 inches high and my eshopps skimmer fits in a little sideways. Have I linked you the aquacave skimmer website? It has the skimmer dimensions so you can tell if the one you are looking at will work for you.
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my first compartment is 14" X 11" by 16 inches high and my eshopps skimmer fits in a little sideways. Have I linked you the aquacave skimmer website? It has the skimmer dimensions so you can tell if the one you are looking at will work for you.
Yes u did, but it is still hard to tell LOL
I will add some more space to the first compartment bc most of the have a base size 11x10 or something in that area.
Thx so much for checking
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the rock rubble should be in your fuge, also where your intake is make that part of the fuge and where your fuge section is drawn make that your intake, with your skimmer and all.

the larger your fuge is the more micro,macro algaes you can have, and the more rock rubble you can have also. this will benifit your filtration more then having two small sections dedicated for your rock and for your algaes. also you can lower the flow to the fuge section and have the return section in the middle of your fuge and skimmer/intake chamber
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Thx for the advice!

Problem is that I need Copepods. I can neither have the skimmer in the middle with the return pumps nor can the flow be too strong... That's why the fugue is at the other side

I decided to skip on the sand bed at the fugue and will have rocks there too

Sand bed of 3.5-4" will be in DT
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yeah thats why i mean you can section off the fuge, and slow the flow rate there then have all the mechanical stuff on one side and high a higher flow there
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:58 AM   #16
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well, my man cut my acrylic for me today
and we ordered our 2 Mag 7 pumps
ad base rock is to follow soon too (planning on 100 lb of base rock and then 20-50 lb of life rock)

Tomorrow I will fit together the sump, "glue" it and let is sit... and than move over to HD and Lowes and check out plumbing

Going to bed now... TOO EXCITED but maybe in my dreas I will have some more ideas/solutions for my sump
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yeah thats why i mean you can section off the fuge, and slow the flow rate there then have all the mechanical stuff on one side and high a higher flow there
Ok, after a night of sleep (an thinking) I drew a new sketch of another sump I will go with. Thx for Leo's and Carey's help as I tried to incorporate their ideas Please give me ur opinions as I will be starting glueing today (bc I'm inpatient an I wanna get the ball rolling )

ALSO, what is a good macro algae that won't go sexual on me and ruin my tank ?!
So far all I can see is cheto but I don't want it to be the only one :-/

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Looks good. I'm not one for understanding sketches real well especially those involving diy sumps, but it makes sense and looks right.
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Thx Carey
Haven't glued anything yet bc it took me all day getting the sheets of acrylic right (sanding down sharp edges etc).
Will be working tomorrow night but hoping to glue them b4 I leave so they can cure for a while
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Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
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