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Old 07-18-2011, 12:23 PM   #11
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I also agree that a oroteins skimmer is a nice addition to a reef tank. I do disagree and say your pump should be rated just below what your overflow can handle after accounting for head height as this will make it a snap to balance... not tooo much water into the dt and overflow will only allow qs much to go through as the pump pumps back up
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:54 PM   #12
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But you have to worry about syphon if I do remember correctly....if you go with a slithly oversized pump, you can easily throttle it back with a simple valve
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Only if its way underpowered.

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Old 07-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #14
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Ok im going to read that link. I think that overflow will work and ill make up any additional flow with power heads in the tank
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Ok. I understand both of your points. Idealy a person would want to find a point of zin where as the pump will never cause the overflow to drain the tank and overflow the sump or run the sump dry. Y huma-huma is saying do it by reducing flow via a ball valve. kurtyboh is saying get a pump that can lift the water wide open, but not so much as to drain the sump faster than the overflow and sump can keep up.

I understand making/getting a sump that is larger than nesisary so no flooding occurs.
Infact im drawing out plans in my head now. But the equipment is still some what elusive. In a 3 chamber sump/refugium where would the protien skimmer be placed should i end up with one? I think i need a conclusive build on a solid set up, ie with measurements.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #16
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skimmer id put in the last or second chamber... if you can fit it in the 3rd thats your best bet
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #17
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I keep my skimmer in my first chamber to avoid it skimming from my refugium and killing my pods. lol
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well theres a completely backwards 2 responses lol
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LOL. I have the refugium though, if he doesnt then it probably wont matter which chamber its in.
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then whys my refugium have the skimmer in the 2nd chamber?? hmm i may need to fix that
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