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Old 10-04-2011, 08:33 PM   #31
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may i sugest using a smaller overlfow than 600gph? the link is for 1135lph

CPR CS50 SIPHON AQUARIUM OVERFLOW BOX by CPR Aquatic - AquaCave or something like it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:19 PM   #32
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CPR overflows are amazing!! I have one and it is super easy to start the siphon. To stop the overflow just turn off your return pump... To start everything back up again just turn on the return pump. It never loses the siphon and always works.
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hi all one more thing. in a sump as i cant get the baffles right. do you really need them cant it just be a sump without baffles ie one big tank. i mean my inlet straight into the sump with the skimmer llr and algea and sand all in one
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:41 AM   #34
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hi all one more thing. in a sump as i cant get the baffles right. do you really need them cant it just be a sump without baffles ie one big tank. i mean my inlet straight into the sump with the skimmer llr and algea and sand all in one
I don't really know if I understand your question(grammar wise) but I'll give it a try: without baffles you risk your sand and filter material being sucked up by your pump. The water will also flow straight across your sump decreasing the efficiency. Lastly, you'll probably get a huge amount of micro bubbles that are bad for your pump and tank as well as causing salt creep.
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heres a sump that i made the only thing i have recently changed from what the video shows is i moved the chaeto to the final stage of the sump where the return pump is to get some more copepods in there and put the skimmer in the middle also added a heater to the middle now its doing pretty good, all that said the design you have is pretty good. link : home made overflow and refugium sump - YouTube
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+1 with ausfish, all in one sump, with no baffles will allow your sand to wash into your return pump, prefilter sponge or not.

what kind of problems are you having? maybe we can figure out a way to help?
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #37
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heres a sump that i made the only thing i have recently changed from what the video shows is i moved the chaeto to the final stage of the sump where the return pump is to get some more copepods in there and put the skimmer in the middle also added a heater to the middle now its doing pretty good, all that said the design you have is pretty good. link : home made overflow and refugium sump - YouTube

nice vid!!!

what size pvc and how much flow are you getting?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #38
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nice vid!!!

what size pvc and how much flow are you getting?
just got a new return pump with a 450 gallon hourly rate so I'm assuming I'm somewhere in that are PVC is all one inch and Ty for the complements dude
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and thanks for the info...
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