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Old 10-18-2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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I had the same wet/dry as you have, and I purchased a new sump (See Sump / Refugium question). But I bet it can be done easily as suggested above. After I converted from the wet/dry sump to a baffled sump (with refugium) - my nitrates went from 20ppm to <5ppm. Good luck!
yea I have been debating on how to do it.. I just had a decent deal on the wetdry and kinda jumped the gun.. But thanks you gave me a little more convidence it can be done...
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Can I steal this thread for a minute??? Leo/Mr._X, I am building a DIY HOB Overflow. Once I finish that I am going to do a sump/refugium. My tank is a 45 but I want to go big so I don't need to change it out when I upgrade the tank. My space is a bit limited though so I would like to know what the minimum tank size would be to build the sump/refugium sized for the 45 I have. If I can go bigger I will but.......
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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Can I steal this thread for a minute??? Leo/Mr._X, I am building a DIY HOB Overflow. Once I finish that I am going to do a sump/refugium. My tank is a 45 but I want to go big so I don't need to change it out when I upgrade the tank. My space is a bit limited though so I would like to know what the minimum tank size would be to build the sump/refugium sized for the 45 I have. If I can go bigger I will but.......
It depends if you think you may make a bigger build and do away with the 45 then I wouldnt make a sump that is a min for a 45. I would atleast make it big enough for like a 55 to 75 gallon.. One of my friends has 40 long refugium for his 75 I think it may be a little big for his tank but going plus one is usually a good idea.. Meaning whatever you decide to to for your tank actually do it for a 55 even thou you have a 45. if you coulx find a 20 long that probably would do perfect for a sump for your tank and could carry over to a little bit bigger tank as well.. Hope thjs helped..
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Thanks Ed. I assume it is Ed. LOL That was pretty much what I was thinking. Don't think I will go to big at this point because when I upgrade I want to go at least 6' long and if I do that, I will use the 45 I have now as the sump. My biggest concern at the moment was the min. size for the 45. I am thinking I wouldn't want to go less than a 20 long though or you would never fit the skimmer in and still have room for a refugium.
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Thanks Ed. I assume it is Ed. LOL That was pretty much what I was thinking. Don't think I will go to big at this point because when I upgrade I want to go at least 6' long and if I do that, I will use the 45 I have now as the sump. My biggest concern at the moment was the min. size for the 45. I am thinking I wouldn't want to go less than a 20 long though or you would never fit the skimmer in and still have room for a refugium.
No problem sounds, like you have it figured out... And hope it turns out good for ya
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