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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #21
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I just set this up today. It's a 40g sump, it's for my 135g dt fowlr.
That's awesome!. I learned, keep water level about 2-3 I nches over barrels, less bubbles. But yours are pretty tall. I run a 30 gal sump, and a 90 gallon sump. No bulbbles, no bubble trap.
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What do you mean when you say (2-3" over barrels)?
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Baffels. Stupid android auto correct. I started this thread, take a look at the pictures of the first post.
When I get home I will post the pictures of my 90 gallon sump, it's easier to see
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Gotcha! Is that a damsel in you sump? I recently added more water to my return chamber. Going to turn my skimmer on tonight. I had a small hole on skimmate cup lid. I had to seal it up.
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Nice and simple ! I have a schuran skimmer and rock rubble with a simple marine White t8 and one extract fan and 2 supply fans !

These fans have made a huge difference in the cabinet in keeping it dry but obviously there's more evaporation
In digging the fans and vents. Great idea. My tank stays around 78-82. I know it'll hear up in the summer. Especially with refug lamp on. What's everyone's light schedule for refug?
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Opposite of display, if possible. I run mine the same as the display because too much light will shine into the tank if I run it opposite.
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Opposite of display, if possible. I run mine the same as the display because too much light will shine into the tank if I run it opposite.
Yeah I was thinking of running them at night. I'll take u up in that X! That'll keep daytime temps down too.
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They say it helps keep ph stable too, but I haven't seen any evidence of that on any of my tanks.
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I run my sump light 24/7. Thinking of putting it on timer for opposite cycles.
Anyways, here are those pics of the 90 gallon sump.




Note the water level above the baffles.
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There's no point to running it 24/7 unless you are using Caulerpa as your macroalgae. I also believe that the some of the tiny creatures in the sump would benefit from a night time period.
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