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Old 11-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #111
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i have my skimmer in my sump now and i tried adjusting my knob on the skimmer in both directions (on and off direction) and i get alot of water that flows into the collection cup
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:34 PM   #112
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10 inches of water?
if you adjust it all the way down, and it still overflows, it might need some break in time. just let it run like that overnight.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #113
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Well my baffles are 8.5 inches high so its sitting in 8.5inches of water.. Ill let it run then..should I have the valve all away on or off..
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #114
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turned so that the water level in the skimmer is all the way down.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:29 PM   #115
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Thanks thats how I have it.. I will post some pictures once I get some. .
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:53 PM   #116
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What should I use as my substrate in my fuge.. I read miracle mud or live sand? Or even regular sand? How deep of a sand bed is needed..my baffles are 8.5 high so I dont think I can do 6 inches of sand since I need to leave room for chaeto
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i read of a study done on miracle mud and they found nothing that suggested it came from the ocean. i found pieces of red brick and shiny man made substances in mine that resembled shards of plastic. it's from someone's back yard IMO.
i suggest a sand bed. the refugium is a good place for a dsb if that's what you like.
i always preferred a couple inches of sand and some live rock rubble.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #118
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Will 2 inches of sand be sufficient or should more be used?
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sufficient for what? not for a DSB, but good enough for sand dwellers and such to call home. it's up to you.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #120
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so a deep sand bed insnt really necassary for my fuge correct..main reason i want my fuge is for copepods and such...
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