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Old 09-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #551
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Anytime just be adiment abouy watching your levels
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #552
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im good with that.

yet a fourth option for a skimmer is an external skimmer. maybe im just over thinking
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:39 PM   #553
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somewhere i found a calculator for sump size, I did some complex math and came up with a return area of 5 gallons for my tanks( a 75 and a 36) based on the return flow and height with the overflow baffles. I then added in what size and depth i needed my intake and I was at that time using a modded hob skimmer coralife ssc65 (still using it just added a better pump), which left my refugium in the middle taking up about 5 gallons. My decision for having it be in the middle was I didnt want to divert any flow away from my tanks and i didn't want another pump just for my refugium. This changed with the addition of the new skimmer that will not fit in the first chamber,so i took out my refugium, and may add a remote refugium at a later date. I am using a 29 gallon and with the 5 gallon ato container and the hob skimmer and the fans and the reactors its all pretty much full.
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And the coke bottle is for the LR??? LOL
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #555
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no it catches my skimmate
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redid some rock work.


didnt like the right side so this is what i did with it.


left side looks good to me.


middle
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however i do use coke bottles to grow phyto to feed my clam
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thats going to purple up nicely
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Get some base rock from Reef cleaners. That is what I did. And Tdwright, I am planning on a clam and will take that for my toolbox...
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somewhere i found a calculator for sump size, I did some complex math and came up with a return area of 5 gallons for my tanks( a 75 and a 36) based on the return flow and height with the overflow baffles. I then added in what size and depth i needed my intake and I was at that time using a modded hob skimmer coralife ssc65 (still using it just added a better pump), which left my refugium in the middle taking up about 5 gallons. My decision for having it be in the middle was I didnt want to divert any flow away from my tanks and i didn't want another pump just for my refugium. This changed with the addition of the new skimmer that will not fit in the first chamber,so i took out my refugium, and may add a remote refugium at a later date. I am using a 29 gallon and with the 5 gallon ato container and the hob skimmer and the fans and the reactors its all pretty much full.

thank you sir. it helps me to see how everyone's set up looks! never thought about putting the hob on the sump.!!!
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