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Old 03-29-2004, 02:32 PM   #11
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If your talking about a 1:1 ratio..then yes..I would agree that they are worth it.


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Old 03-30-2004, 06:56 PM   #12
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Regarding the overflow- check out the durso stand pipe. It is propably the best DIY for adding a sump/fuge to your non-drilled display tank.

I have a 40g main, and 30g sump/fuge - like 20g is actully devoted to the fuge. 3 inches of sugar aragonite, some hair algae, tons of pods and copes, chems have been flawless for 3 months, even with a missed water change here and there.. just don't forget to top off

2 things I would have done different (this one I will change) - use a larger bulkhead fitting to allow for more h20 flow. create a larger sump area (maybe 50/50 on the 30g tall I used) reason being- if I miss a top off my pump sucks air in about 4 days.. I have to top off every 2-3 days..

if you have the time/$$ and space- go with the combo sump/fuge.. and a decent sized overflow if you don't have a drilled tank.

40g show
30g sump/fuge (low flow)
2 PH's and via aqua 2600 sump pump
50lbs LR
2" cc on 3/4 plenum
3" sugar aragonite in fuge with hair algae
20w white NO in fuge
65w pc 50/50 (2 bulbs)
20w actinit 2 damsels
1 TR clown
shrooms and zoos
h2o quality is solid 0's. 80 d.
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