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Old 10-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Sump design

hi all iam in the process of making my own sump. its a 10g tank to add to my 35g display tank.
what iam asking is if this design is ok and will work. is 5kg of live rock rubble ok in it what type or marine plant/algea should i put in the maximise this.
also when i add the baffles how far apart should they be and how far of the bottom should they be ill add my design and any help tips or changes you think will help will be appriciated thanks in advance
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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I would separate your LR and plants. That way you filter your water and it will allow your plants to "soak up" the nitrates.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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Looks good to me! Seems like the design that most people are using for their refugiums.
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Here is a link to my pics of the sump I built. Hopefully this helps.
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so seperate rock thanks.. what about the gaps in the baffles how big should they be and how far from the bottom should they be. and my return pump is 100lph so do i have to get an overflow weir the same ie 1000lph
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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so seperate rock thanks.. what about the gaps in the baffles how big should they be and how far from the bottom should they be. and my return pump is 100lph so do i have to get an overflow weir the same ie 1000lph
I'll find the other link I have and send it to you.
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Hopefully this will help you some more.
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sorry mate i cant make head nor tail of them links lol.. so ill ask again lol what about the gaps in the baffles how big should they be and how far from the bottom should they be. and my return pump is 100lph so do i have to get an overflow weir the same ie 1000lph also what plants do i use
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What size is your sump?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:49 PM   #10
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You don't need to separate your lr and macro algae. For your sand bed make sure it is 6in deep. Also I would look at adding a algae turf scrubber.( super easy to make $10 from home depo) I would have it set up like so: filter sock, protein skimmer and phosphate reactor if you want, liverock and macro algae, algae turf scrubber draining into macro algae and live rock section, then return pump.
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