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Old 07-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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sump/skimmer output ideas...help?

just built a 3 chamber sump (fuge/return/skimmer). water flows from display into skimmer chamber. i am thinking of plumbing the outlet side of the skimmer to the fuge chamber, for a few reasons, to put "clean skimmed water" in the fuge and mainly to get it out of the first chamber away from the "dirty water" coming in, will this allow the skimmer to work more efficient? OR do i not want the skimmed water going into the fuge considering i am planning to grow algea and/or mangroves to help remove nutrients. any input is appreciated
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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It would be more work then its worth. If there would be any benefits it wouldn't be anything noticeable. Just get a good skimmer rated for 2x+ tank volume and you'll be good. Welcome to AA by the way
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thanks for the welcome and the advice was just curious
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