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Old 03-11-2014, 12:08 PM   #11
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My sump is a two chamber and the second chamber is drilled for an external pump. I could run that to a skimmer instead if a return. My mag 5 can be used either way
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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Found this one. Any opinions on it
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it sounds good. the pump is a 600+ gallon per hour pump. I wouldn't run an external skimmer if I had the chance- I have had skimmers overflow on me for all sorts of reasons, and I wouldn't want it to drain my sump dry. with an in sump skimmer, the worst that can happen is your skimmate is put back in the tank. Not the end of the world.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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I ordered the one I posted. Do you think the 600gph pump is to much/little. The frag system is about 40 gallons. I'm going to run my mag 5 externally with a ball valve and a t which will run my reactor also
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The skimmer pump is fine. The mag 5 is going to be a bit weak IMO.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:24 PM   #16
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That sucks. Should have known the mag would be to small. Considering I'm running a mag 18 on my 150
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:48 AM   #17
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Well, how much flow will you divert to the reactor? After head loss I imagine the mag 5 to be sending up about 350 gph, minus the reactor...Not much turnover IMO. Your skimmer won't ever reach it's full efficiency because it's not going to be fed anywhere near the water it can process.
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The reactor will not be ran off it. I might just buy a different one and continue using the mag to do water changes with.
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This is the frag tank system I'm working on. Tao led for it. The mag 5 which will get upgraded and the skimmer
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It looks cool. Perfect coral tank.
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