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Old 10-05-2012, 02:53 AM   #11
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Not a problem. Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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Quick add on question, does the baffle height need to be top level my protein skimmer can be in?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #13
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Quick add on question, does the baffle height need to be top level my protein skimmer can be in?
That's preferred but if that doesn't give you a high enough water level then you can build a skimmer stand out of eggcrate/acrylic
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Agreed. I didn't have to build a stand for mine just made my water level 10"
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You need it to be at least as high as the minimum water level for the skimmer. A stand will only help you adjust the water level if it's too high... it won't help you if it's not high enough.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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You need it to be at least as high as the minimum water level for the skimmer. A stand will only help you adjust the water level if it's too high... it won't help you if it's not high enough.
Ya I should of been a bit more clear I meant if building to the water level of the skimmer leaves excess room in your sump you can prop it up on a stand to add water volume to your system.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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Mine is 6-8" and in using a 20 L tank. Should I build stand for skimmer or just do baffles at 8"?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #18
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Imo I would build a 2-3" stand to have your first baffle around 10" to allow for a couple more gallons in your sump
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #19
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Sounds good. One more thing my setup is going to be water enters through filter sick into protein skimmer department then bubble trap, then refugium, the return w/ filter bag of charcoal. My question is I wanted to put a sponge somewhere in it to be able to seed my quarantine tank, any suggestions where that should go? Thanks.

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #20
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Put it inbetween the baffles so all water must flow through it to get to the return pump
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