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Old 07-18-2011, 07:13 PM   #41
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I think a 20L would make an excellent sump if you can make it fit.

Enough room for everything you'd need
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I wouldn't alter the stand, unless you made it yourself because it can cause the stand to spread the weight unevenly or might make it not strong enough to hold the weight.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #43
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Im sure i can make the stand more than sound and level. So what are the dimentions of my 3 chambers? Still need a skimmer and pump. What have you all used with reliable success? Over flow rated for 600 gph. 4 feet of lift. And what kinds of matterials should i put in the refugium? Is a dsb like a pleneum? Raise the bed off the bottem of the tank about four to 6 inches of sand and then my how much live rock and macro algea lighted buy what light? Ive just about have this planed out thanks to you guys. Just needing the final details so i can start making and collecting all the parts.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #44
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I keep about 6 lbs or so of LR and a 3-4 inch sandbed with macro algae in my refugium. A shop light from home depot with a squiggly tube bulb for plants is all you need for light unless you wanna get fancy.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #45
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You'd probably need about a 900gph pump or more. You also need to install ball valves in the return pipes so that you can adjust how much goes up. I'll attach a pic of my setup when I get a chance. It'll give you an idea of what to do.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:50 PM   #46
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A 900gph pump at 4ft head will still be somewhere close to 800, now hes paying for a lot of pump hes not using, and the elec for a pump hes severely restricting.
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If you throttle back a pump, it shouldn't use as much energy because it isn't running at full tilt. And carey, if you look at the second pic I posted, you'll see the 3" pvc tubing that carries the water from the refugium on the right, to the middle bin which houses the skimmed and pump. The pvc pipe has a sponge filter on the refugium side to catch debris..its def not perfect but it works for now. Once I get a more solid grasp, imma alter it
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You can also put in a T joint and take some of the water and put it going back into the refugium again.
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squiggly tube bulb? those screw in florescent energy saver bulbs? you said for plants. is that going to be a common wattage? slitherbomb im looking forward to those pictures and instructions. carey thank you for your input. very valuable information. no kidding i was lost earlier today. but all of you have really helped.
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