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Old 08-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #31
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The only limit to LR is the space for you fish to swim. I have more lr in my sump then in my DT.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #32
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Interesting.. You have more rock in your 24g sump than you do in the 65g main? Never would have thought it looking at your pics.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:25 PM   #33
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Yes, I have 5 sections in my sump and only the return pump section has no lr. I removes bioballs and filled it to the top with LR, and went through the rest of the sections and did the same. lots of rock went in there.
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Ouch, what's the actual water amount in there? Where's the skimmer located?

Must be a tough calculation to account for a power outage
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:12 AM   #35
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The way my tank is built there is no way for the tank to overflow..the skimmer is in the second compartment and yes, there is no rock in that compartment also. Here is a picture taken a few hours after setup. You can still see the bioballs in there. My mistake, it has 7 sections.
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Hope this design isn't copyrighted... I will be copying it for our next sump!
This set-up has been used before... :p
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Ahh, appears to be a HOB/behind the tank/raised sump no?

Quite interesting. Not sure I heard you mention that before. If so, are you pumpin in and out , just in? just out? What size/type of pump is it? What kind of skimmer? Is there an overflow box or just drilled at the top?




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The way my tank is built there is no way for the tank to overflow..the skimmer is in the second compartment and yes, there is no rock in that compartment also. Here is a picture taken a few hours after setup. You can still see the bioballs in there. My mistake, it has 7 sections.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #38
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This set-up has been used before... :p
Ah yes you're right, but I am still very very proud of the work I put into it and I still say it's the best refugium out there!

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Ahh, appears to be a HOB/behind the tank/raised sump no?

Quite interesting. Not sure I heard you mention that before. If so, are you pumpin in and out , just in? just out? What size/type of pump is it? What kind of skimmer? Is there an overflow box or just drilled at the top?
It's drilled. Water is drawn in through slots and makes its way through the chambers and the return pumps it back into the tank.
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Kewl, what size pump? I've heard of gravity fed just never HOB/Behind the tank before.
Any surface skimming or is it all thru the drill hole under the surface?
What kind of skimmer fits in there?
Was it custom, DIY or bought?


MIght be a nice solution for some people.
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