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Old 02-13-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Diy sump refugium questions

Have a 75g I want to make into a sump/fuge. I have a general idea of how I want to put my chamber. However, I wanted to know if it's possible to build a chamber (small) for media bags? It would be closer to the first chamber to ensure higher flow
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These are my planned chambers

1- bio balls on egg crate and covered by egg crate with filter floss then top for securing drains
2- protein skimmer/ pump for uv?
3- media bags on egg crate shelf and carbon reactor/ pump for uv?
4- refugium
5- sponge
6- return pump
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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That seems like a lot of sections. Media bags can be stuffed in baffles. Here is link of sumo design I used. He has other layouts as well. Great site!!

http://www.melevsreef.com/acrylics/sumps/f/sump_f.html
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Draw it out. I have a hard time imagining your setup.
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Media is much more efficient when water is forced through it, like in a reactor. I would purchase a couple/few reactors and run the media in them, instead of making all sorts of compartments.
I would also completely skip the bio balls unless you aren't using live rock in the display.
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