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Old 07-18-2005, 02:41 AM   #81
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I use an extra sump holding about 200g. The water flows through the ATS and then into the sump.
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what I was getting at is.. a sump is nessisary for the scrubber? and if so the capacity it would need to be would calculated based on the needed flow minius the water capasity of the scrubber?
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:26 AM   #83
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No I don't think a sump is neccesary. It could be done without one, I just think for a convenience factor having heaters and pumps in the sump is a better way to go. I would not be too concerned with sump volumes, only make it big enough to fit pumps ect in there. Maybe I don't understand your question?
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:43 AM   #84
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I made a typo people, I said in one of my previous posts that you need 40g per sq/m of ATS, when I meant to say 40L per sq/m. Sorry if that made anyone confused.
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I was just wondering if the scrubber could hold enough water to keep up with the pump(s), at the recomended flow. Sumps do have advantages, I was just wondering if they were needed for water capasity, thats all.

Im wondering what method you used to attach the screen to the pvc..
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I used thick fishing line to attach the screen to the PVC, I will try get some more pics of the screen. As with the sumps when you say water capacity what do you mean by that?
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I made a typo people, I said in one of my previous posts that you need 40g per sq/m of ATS, when I meant to say 40L per sq/m. Sorry if that made anyone confused.
I will go back and adjust my numbers then..
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ashdavid,

How loud is ATS? Could you be in the same room as the ATS and listen to music? Any tips for low noise for tank sizes mentioned here, while keeping dump bucket/splashing? Sorry if I missed where you said it earlier. Thanks.
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They can be loud, but in my case it is pretty big. On a smaller scale I think it could be ok , but still a little louder than your average filter. Splashing is an issue ,especially if you are using MH lamps that are close to the scrubber, but there are ways you can stop that that, any DIY minded person should be able to overcome that.
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Fair enough. I couldn't work this curiosity out in my mind and ended up messing with a bucket and the tub -- flowing it over a dampened side helps some but really limits effectiveness since you want the waves, so maybe an oversized dump bucket to keep high flow? I would think dampening all sides will help a little but not much. Quiet will be a good challenge for someone leaving ATS in a living space, not dedicated room, I'm guessing. JProx and Green -- I'm interested in what you guys come up with, though I doubt I'm building one.

Anyway, just a thought. Cool pics, ashdavid.
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