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Old 09-06-2006, 04:40 AM   #31
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Any difference

Thanks for the step-by-step,what a great help.Before I saw your design I found another design on the net and I was wondering what the difference in operation would be since the fuge positions are the only difference.Here it is...
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:39 PM   #32
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Matter of preference. But I think having the bio balls in the location indicated is slightly strange. Not sure how the water is not going stale in the skimmer section if the bio balls are point of entry for water from the main tank.

Unless water is being returned into the skimmer section, then the bioballs are fairly worthless for a few of the intended features they have.

If it was me, I would swap the bio balls and skimmer section if you like this design.

Again. it's preference.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:43 AM   #33
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i have gone a completely different route.I have decided that this is the final design.What do you think
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:46 AM   #34
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off topic noob question here, but I'm curious.

why put sand in the sump? is there not enough in the actual tank or did you use a different substrate in the tank and you need the sand in the sump?
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:54 AM   #35
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I've put aragonite in the sump with a plenum setup for filtration.Check this out:

http://www.garf.org/bulletproofreef/plenum.asp

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Old 09-09-2006, 06:55 AM   #36
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I've put aragonite in the sump with a plenum setup for filtration.Check this out:

http://www.garf.org/bulletproofreef/plenum.asp

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I am a newbie to saltwater tanks, and I have a newbie question! i plan to setup a 75-90 gallon tank and I have an older 75 gallon tank that has a few scratches on the front. I was wondering if I could use this old 75 as a sump. I plan on doing something similar to this design with a sump and fuge, but since my old tank is so big, I thought I could use the extra space to add in a completely self contained quatantine tank right in the sump. It would have a baffle in it running the full height and depth of the tank to that no water can be mixed.

Is this ok to do? Or should I get a smaller tank for a sump and another small tank for the quantine tank?
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awesome sticky!!! as i start my 90G reef with built in overflow, im trying to do a 30G DIY sump and this sounds like its going to be perfect! hope u dont mind that i steal this exact design!!
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