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Old 09-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #21
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Ok thank you when you say 7" you mean long
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #22
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Wait why do you need 7" hole why so big
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:10 AM   #23
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Wait why do you need 7" hole why so big
My return is 2400gph so I just went with 4" socks since I have 1 1/2" drain pipes. Yes sorry the glass is 7" wide and drilled for two 4" filter socks. One for each overflow. My mind went faster than my fingers.
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I mentioned 7" socks I earlier I believe....and it's just to be able to get my hand down inside them and turn them inside out easily. On my tank, if I used 4" socks, I would probably be changing them out every other day.
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I mentioned 7" socks I earlier I believe....and it's just to be able to get my hand down inside them and turn them inside out easily. On my tank, if I used 4" socks, I would probably be changing them out every other day.
So since i wont be needing the room for an in-sump skimmer should i make the 1st chamber 9" for a 7" filter sock or stick with 4". It's a 210 gallon DT with a lot of fish and the trigger, yellow belly regal, yellow tang and my foxface will probably be putting out a lot of waste. I'm going to use a sock for each drain and i have a mag 24 for my return. Also brings me to my next question, what lights should i get? I want to go with LEDs and i want it to sit on the front and back glass over the fuge so it needs to be 18". these are what ive come across
18" Skkylight by innovative marine in 10K spectrum $90 is still a little steep for a fuge lol
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What about one of these?
18W CREE 4inch LED Light Bar 2160LM Flood Beam Offroad Work Lamp Save on 27W 35W | eBay
You could screw it to the underside of the stand, and it would be out of the way.

Wouldn't a 7" sock fit in your 7" compartment?
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You could screw it to the underside of the stand, and it would be out of the way.

Wouldn't a 7" sock fit in your 7" compartment?
I haven't built the sump just yet because i'm trying to have the biggest fuge space possible. What size hole does a 7" sock use? If the hole has to be 7" then i'd need a little glass on either end to support the holes being cut out for the sock to sit in. Plus most of the 7" socks I've seen are 17" long and i only plan to run 12" of water in the 40B I'm building my sump out of. That LED should work out if it will throw a wide enough light to cover my fuge space.
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The sock could sit out of the water some. It will clog past the point of the water level and just run down the sides of the sock nicely into the sump. Mine sock holders have the socks about 8" or so out of the water. See it to the far left?
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The sock could sit out of the water some. It will clog past the point of the water level and just run down the sides of the sock nicely into the sump. Mine sock holders have the socks about 8" or so out of the water. See it to the far left?
Makes sense that way. I just have my 40B going under my stand and want to keep everything in the tank. Would it hurt for the sock to just bunch up on the bottom of the tank? If not I'll go with 4" since i can find them as short as 8"and as long as 14". Also what micron would you run? I have very minimal coral right now but i was having nitrate issues with my Wet/Dry system and the filter pads are beginning to be a pain to try and get out of the sump to clean every 3-4 days like i am doing now. I want the water to come from the drains and the output pipe to be under the refugium water line since the tank is in my living room and the trickle from the W/D is really starting to bother me lately. Awesome setup BTW.
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It looks a bit different now, but thanks. Yes, definitely keep the drains under water....lol....Unless you have a very loud surround sound system!
Mine bunch up a bit at the bottom and I don't see any issues with it that way.

I don't know the micron, but I use these-
BRS Felt Filter Sock with Plastic Ring - Bulk Reef Supply
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