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Old 07-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #11
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I dont know. I`ve personally known people that have had the fuge in the first section. I`ve know folks that have their fuge in the second section so it really just depends on personal preference. I want the fuge first so my grape calerpa can have a crack at it. Kind of like what you suggested. I`m not saying it must be first but dont say it cant be first. Good question Party.

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Ideally shouldn't the fuge be the lowest and least turbulent flow area of the sump so that any macros have the chance for nitrate uptake? This is from Melev's site and is as basic as I can imagine it being sketched.
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Please don't get me wrong, I didn't say that the fuge couldn't be first. If it is last with the return in the middle or separate you can control the flow through it with a valve giving your macro algaes more time to work. IMO
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My macro algae is in my first compartmen, my skimmer is #2, I have LR in all but the skimmer compartment and the return pump compartment. PO4=0, No2 & 3 = 0...

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