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Old 05-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #11
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PM me about this I have a solution for you.
Is this something that can't be shared? There may be others watching this thread and it may help them too.
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It is certainly something that can be shared. I just happen to know his setup and have some ideas that are specific to his system.

My solution is always the same. If you are using a Wet/Dry and don't want to get rid of it add a bulkhead to and a 10g tank from walmart and you have a space for your return pump and a fuge.
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yeah, thats true. I could move over the skimmer and return into a 10 and make the whole wet/dry the fuge. Is that how the order of things should go.. Tank flowing into fuge into sump/return/skimmer?

what is the logical flow of things? This is actually maybe even a beter idea than the 20 fuge because of the amount of space i have to work with.
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My solution is always the same. If you are using a Wet/Dry and don't want to get rid of it add a bulkhead to and a 10g tank from walmart and you have a space for your return pump and a fuge.
That's a good idea. Now I remember seeing some pics you posted of that kind of setup.

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LOL...I'm no Yankee....Born in Tennessee and have been all over the country but have been in VA the longest of anywhere.

When money and space are limited you have to get creative with solutions.
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i got a 10 gallon from my friend. now i am wondering what the best way to plumb from the wet/dry (fuge to be) into the 10 gallon. the 10 will strictly house the return and skimmer. the 10 will go where the box of misc. goodies is now.
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As far as Bio-Balls go, I removed them slowly from my wet/dry and it made a big difference on my Nitrates. With bio-balls I couldnt get nitrate lower than 30ppm. Since replacing the bio-balls with LR rubble and doing a few pwc my nitrates have been 0.
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yeah that is my plan... what do you think i should do as far as a plumbing setup.. im pretty dumb when it comes to that stuff... should i just buy an overflow box? it seems like i have to worry about overflowing issues now with the new setup... im not sure what to do lol.
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What I would do is drill the current sump. The end where the pump is and put a bulkhead in and let it flow into the 10g. Drill the hole kind of high to get the maximum amount of water volume from the wet/dry. You will have to make a return compartment in the 10g for your pump. You may also need to raise your skimmer so it isn't in too much water.
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thanks zig i will look into this bulkhead thing. not really sure what it is but i will google it.
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