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Old 02-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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I currently have a 46 gal. bow and I would like to add a sump/refugium. My current setup. Includes protein skimmer, hob refugium, canister filter. I just got a new 20gal. baffled sump refugium. Also will be using a overflow box to get water to my sump. The out flow should be about 300 gph. What other equipment do I need? Will the protein Skimmer mount directly inside the sump or does it hob? Do I need to keep using my canister filter? Can anyone give me a run down of how their water flows out of display into sump and back again? Thanks for the help.
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You can continue to use your HOB equipment on the sump as long as there is room. I would eventually upgrade to a in sump skimmer just because i feel like they are usually better quality and it eliminates the possibility of them overflowing and getting water outside of the tank. I would also continue to use your canister filter for a while because it probably contains a good portion of your bio filtration and if you just take it out right away you may see another small cycle while the tank compensates for that loss.
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