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Old 04-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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why not put the fuge in the middle, have the fuge suck out any nutrience the skimmer missed before pumping back into the main tank
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #12
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why not put the fuge in the middle, have the fuge suck out any nutrience the skimmer missed before pumping back into the main tank
I have done it like that so i can have less flow in the fuge
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #13
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Also be aware that your return pump needs to be rated just below the overflow gph or throttle down to the overflow gph, so if you have 2 overflows and one does get blocked/loose syphon the remaining overflow won't be able to handle the gph.But to be honest as long as you have everything setup correctly one overflow will be enough,I use an 800gph overflow and have had no problems with it,as long as you keep the return pump filter clean the syphon should never have air accumulate in it.
Yeah i have a couble of pumps here i have a 1500lph and 3500lph which have adjustable flow so was hoping to use one of them but if i have to get a new one its ok i reckon i will just go with the one overflow then and do like you suggested
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #14
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I think I would
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #15
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well sump is in and piped up as usual i changed my mind last minute i have decided to use the taller tank as the fuge now as i can have a good dsb and then i can use the other side for the heaters and skimmer i just need to lift the skimmer up a bit i decide to go the two overflows as i went with this setup DIY OverFlow Pipe - UltimateReef.com rather than overflow boxes

it was cheaper so thought why not i will have to get a bigger pump though as i have had to cut the return flow back slightly as it was draining to quick as you can see from the marks i have put on there it pretty much maxes out the sump when power off but no overflows restarts perfect everytime to no matter how long i leave it off. I went with the over under over bubble trap just to see how it went and it works fine so no need to change that i still could not find anyone who had done it the other way around. oh and i havent properly piped the return up yet i ran out of pipe.

pretty happy with the setup so far just a few little things to fix here is some pics !
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Very nice setup.
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thanks im pretty happy as its my first attempt at a sump
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #18
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Nice design/ setup! On your first diagram I would think the UV would not work as it would have to much water flow to have enough contact time. Just a thought, I may be wrong.
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Nice design/ setup! On your first diagram I would think the UV would not work as it would have to much water flow to have enough contact time. Just a thought, I may be wrong.
Thats true where should i put then does it have to be in the return line
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Thats true where should i put then does it have to be in the return line
I think it's best to put them in the sump with their own pump, unless you split the return with a ball valve and just have a low gph going through the uv. You may want to research the contact time thats required for the watt uv you have. If the water runs through them too fast they become useless.
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