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Old 11-05-2010, 11:50 PM   #91
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Thats the one I was leaning towards but just didnt see a big difference between the 1000 and the 110 model..
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the difference is the pump.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #93
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Ok so I should be recieving my skimmer, a return pump and a drilled overflow kit during this week..my other question is..besides my skimmer(i ended up getting the sro1000int), is there any other type of filtration I need in my sump as far as sponges or anything like that? Or should my drain just go straight into my skimmer section with no other filtration stuff?
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you could use a filter sock if you wanted, but it's up to you. i would not use any sponge material.
if you decide to use a filter sock, i would rinse it out weekly. you might also want to look into a reactor for carbon. i like those 2 little fishies reactors.
Two Little Fishies Phosban Reactor

as you get more experienced, you may or may not want to use phosban in one of these. i found that my reefs did fine with just carbon.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:09 PM   #95
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Oh okay thats not too bad..Now is this a must or can the reactor wait as future upgrade..
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you can wait on it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #97
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i been reading alot and there is alot of different answers as to what flow rate should be going through a sump..my question is what seems about a good flow rate to go through my 20 gallon long sump/fuge? i just bought a 700gph drilled overflow box and i have rio 2500 pump.. should i use a smaller pump and a vavle on my drain to acheive slower rates or what rates is recommended through the sump?
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people who tell you that you need a slower rate through the refugium don't know what they are talking about. plants do not need "dwell time". they only need to be touching water. fast or slow, it will work the same.
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people who tell you that you need a slower rate through the refugium don't know what they are talking about. plants do not need "dwell time". they only need to be touching water. fast or slow, it will work the same.
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Slower rate could cause a dead spot in your refugium which would be bad!
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fast or slow, it will work the same.
let me re-phrase that.
too slow is not good, because of the above mentioned dead spots, stagnating water...
plus, you want pods and other micro life to be sucked up and put into the display to repopulate it. your not going to do that with water creeping along.

the only thing super fast flow may cause is micro bubbles entering the display. you have a bubble trap, so you should be fine with that.
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