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Old 10-26-2002, 05:49 AM   #1
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Design for Sump/Refugium

Ok I am converting two of my Display tanks over to salt water (they were African Cichlid). The design looks something like this http://members.optushome.com.au/fish...alt%20Sump.JPG.

Can anyone see any problems/improvements with this design

This sump/Refugium will be under two 48"x18"x18" tanls and about 2000l/h will be pumped though it.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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Old 10-26-2002, 11:25 AM   #2
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do you use heaters in your tanks now? If so do you plan on puttng the heaters in the sump?

How do you plan on setting up your main tanks?

I see you have LS andd LR in your sump and I am only aussming you will have LR and LS in your main tanks aswell.

Was it your goal to have a refugium style sump?
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Front and Top view in the drawings?


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Old 10-26-2002, 10:31 PM   #4
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fishfreek Yep I have heaters in my sump at the, 3 to be exact each set at 1 deg below the other (all three are 300 watt)

The two tanks that I have are 48"x18"x18", you can see a picture of them at http://members.optushome.com.au/fish...s/DCP_0081.JPG as you can see by the pic I have the overflows built into the tanks. You may want to look at these pics to get a better Idea of the setup
http://members.optushome.com.au/fish...Plumbing_2.jpg
http://members.optushome.com.au/fish...%20Built01.jpg

I plan on putting about 20kg (about 45lbs) of live rock into each tank and about 10-15kg in the Refugium/sump and as you can see by the plans for my Refugium/sump (http://members.optushome.com.au/fish...alt%20Sump.JPG I will also have live sand in it as well as in my two tanks.

For lighting I am using 2x32 watt flourescents in each tank (planning on 4 in each tank) and just keeping a couple of soft corals later

About i/2 of the water comming from my skimmer will go over the LR/LS the other 1/2 will go straight to the return pumps chamber.

Hope all this helps, any comments on how to improve this would be appreciated

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Old 10-26-2002, 11:26 PM   #5
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when u goto Salt all the algea in teh biob balls in teh sump will die no?makin a huge *** ammonia spike? I could be wrong but I doibut it live in both Salt and Fresh water..



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Old 10-26-2002, 11:57 PM   #6
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Jacob Morgan All the Bioballs are out of the freshwater now and in bags and have been for about 1 week so I think that any algea growing on them will be dead (it will be by the time I get them back into the sump/refugium in about a weeks time)
The bioballs are not in there for there altea growing just to make the water comming from my tanks a bit smother and controlled

fishfreek The answer to your last Question is yes, my goal is to have a refugium style sump

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refugium are great, im planning on adding one to my setup
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