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Old 02-07-2005, 08:00 PM   #11
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it shouldn't be too difficult. just make sure you have the plumbing to run it. I have a hob that came with holes already cut so you should be able to buy one preset. I would recommend checking home depot or a lfs for a bulk head and a hose to run it if you plan on a diy. then make sure your fittings are snug and it should work fine.

I have two over flows in my tank. One goes to the sump and the other to my fuge. The fuge has an overflow that feeds to my sump which pumps back to the main tank and to my protein skimmer which feeds back to the fuge. using the overflow makes my small fuge and smaller sump act like one big tank.

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your flow rate shouldn't matter if you trying to lower your nitrates. The plat will pull nitrate in no matter how fast your flow is. But if you're tring to grow or breed any pods, yes it's better to have slow flow through your refugium.

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I have decided to go with a seperate overflow for the fuge instead of drilling my HOB. I figure then I will have more control of the flowrate and possibly prevent screwing up a perfectly good HOB filter. I am not known for patience in building and designing things. In fact I have many perfectly good broken things laying around as evidence of my handiwork.
The extra overflow added to my cost but I figure at this point what the heck is another $50. Of course now I will need another pump..........a few more $$$.

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