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Old 02-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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so would it be just a better idea to get a new sump alltogether? if so could you suggest one and a summary of how you would suggest to set it up so i can see.... i have a uv sterilizer that i would like to fit in here somewhere as well. i would greatly appreceate your input.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #12
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as soon as my holes are drilled would like to have my set-up figured out so i can get things moving....been staring at empty tank for about 2 months collecting things for my set-up along the way.
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ok.......... so im thinking of purchasing this Eshopps Refugium R-200,125-225 gal, 2nd Generation
for my sump, not sure if my pump will fit it is a RIO 2500. would this be better for my 125 than the one i currently have in the picture before?
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As I stated above, you can make that one work for you with a few simple mods.
I build my own out of standard aquariums.
I make them - intake with skimmer, then refugium, then return area. The skimmer and refugium area water levels should remain constant, so they will need to be partitioned from each other, and also from the return area.
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ok.......... so im thinking of purchasing this Eshopps Refugium R-200,125-225 gal, 2nd Generation
for my sump, not sure if my pump will fit it is a RIO 2500. would this be better for my 125 than the one i currently have in the picture before?
Yep. That one is more like what you want, but at a price. You can do that yourself for Under 100 dollars.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #16
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ok, just ordered the eshopps R-200 refugium for my tank! yeah!!!! should be here in a few days......
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where should i put the UV sterilizer? right before the return? in the return line? do i need to use this? i am planning to use the FX5 as a water polish and return pump. good idea or not?
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You don't need to use it. I would not use a canister filter as a return pump either. The refugium will have a lot of pods breeding in it which you want to make it to the display. You'll have to clean out a canister filter about weekly to keep the nitrate levels down and that will kill off a lot of the critters that you want alive.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #19
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ok, thanks.... what size return pump should i be looking for for the sump that im getting? its gonna move a lot of water won't it?
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The sump size isn't really the issue. It's the overflow. Which one did you get?
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