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Old 03-24-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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where to put skimmer in refugium

Im another of my posts, someone said they have their skimmer taking water out of the "main" part of the refugium, then putting it right back into that part.

Is this ok to do? I really would like a skimmer, but I think this is the only way that I can set it up do to space constraints.
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-bak pak 2R
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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should be ok. its not the best but definitely better than no skimmer at all.
whats your sump look like? is it just a one big refug. you could plum a skmmer to draw from the refuge and then into the return. how much
water are you pushing threw the sump?
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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I heard that it is better to skim from the refug and return to the refug. (I know it is really best to not skim from the refug at all). Reason being, that you are taking out of the water all the "pods" that you are getting from the refug. But in the way that I thought...to skim AND return to the refug, you are atleast skimming, and returning the water to the refug to get more pods.

I am pushing about 350-400gph. I heard that it is not good to rush water through the refug.

I am thinking about splitting my return line with a valve,a nd having some water go back into the refug.

I will try to get a pic to post if you would like.
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-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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