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Old 07-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #21
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LOL...I have one that is plumbed into the floor drain so I don't have to dump it.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:48 PM   #22
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Here is the pic of the manifold I built for the 2 overflows for the 150. Now on my 120. See my thread for details on that.

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Sorry Figi I got tied up but Allen hit it on the nose as far as why on a refugium. I dont need to repeat what he said. Mine actually flows too fast. I have a 40 long under mine. It has two lines that drain into the fuge and a mag 12 and a mag 9.5 that return it into the main tank. Thanks for the explanation Allen.
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Glad I could offer help. I'm big on having a refugium on a system and having it work at it's best!
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:21 PM   #25
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Thanks everyone!

So my sump is going to be as follows

Skimmer --> Return <--- Refuge
6g 5g 14g

Its a mag 12 thats going to be in the 5g return. Its 5ft head loss will result in 1120 gph. Which is about 15% my DTs size (75g)


before I glue my baffels can anyone please comment on

DIY 30g sump
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I trust you have a 1200gph overflow in the tank?
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well i went to

Reef Central Online Community

And put in 1200 for the mag 12 and it says i need a hole that is 1.43

My hole is 1.5


Im just concerned about the size of the chamber for the return pump. Is a 5g enough? 12 inches high
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You will be fighting with the top off. You do not want to let that chamber go dry or you can burn up your pump. You are looking at daily top-offs for sure with a return section at 5g. Is that 5g working level or 5g total volume?
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It would be total vol.

But I could make it a bit bigger, reducing the size of my refuge (i really want my refuge as big as possible)

I ordered some float swtiches and bought the stuff to make this

Melevsreef.com - Automatic Top Off System

If I do increase the size of my return it would be by 2.7gallons (cuz i will give it 5 more inches in length, 15x10x12)

Right now I want it to be 10x10x12
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Do you have room under your tank for another tank say a 10g tank?
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