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Old 02-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #21
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I'm thinking of upgrading my Sump to one that has a chamber for skimmer and a seperate refugium .. the one I got I too was working with what I had I'm on the fence between buying one or making my own out of a 20 g long

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #22
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i have seen some good ones out there, myself i would buy, not very good at cutting and glueing stuff like that, although if you have the patience, goo for it..good luck, send pic when done,
btw i hate my seaclone......
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #23
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Oh u got one to lol I feel for u I got fed up and. Got the new diablo
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #24
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Yea I want a new one, but having issues with certain room / space that I don't have....since my tank is kinda made differently.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #25
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I wanna get it upgraded so I can start my 75 build
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #26
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Yep, I want 75 or 90. But wifie said not right now.....lol
This what my dry wet looks like now!
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #27
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Where's yur skimmet
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #28
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Forget the ato float switch nothing but trouble they will turn on multiple times a day I tossed mine in the garbage and purchased a digital trimmer and set it to 5 min a day and it maintains my water level great
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #29
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skimmer in back of DT, its a HOB type. ( aguu, i hate it) .
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was that for me? i have not had any problems (yet)...altough i do say this, i am not at home everyday to see when it turns on, but water level is always on the mark line that i have placed. hopefully it stays that way...btw Smithcinema send a pic....
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:10 AM   #30
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A timer to control evaporation? I don't see how a float switch is less accurate. Evaporation increases and decreases with environmental changes.
I've always used float switches and have never had a malfunction.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #31
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Did you set up the Diablo yet?
I went to my LfS ( walked out with more than what i should of.....lol) and I walked out with a bubble magus that will fit perfect inside the wet/dry, heard good reviews, got a good price and I can get store credit if I take the seaclone back, but I was thinking on having both skimmer? Any thoughts on that, any one else can chime in please !!!!!
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Return the seaclone. You don't need that paperweight.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #33
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Lmao!!!! Mr_X what you think, made a good choice on the bubble?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #34
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They are good. I'm using one myself. What model did you get?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #35
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NAC 3.5 as you can see from earlier pics I don't have a lot of room inside my sump and or cabinet
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I would have gone a little larger on the skimmer. Generally, manufacturers rate their skimmers loosely. Every bio load and tank is different also. I would have went with something rated for over 100 gallons.
That said, I haven't tried the 3.5, and can't comment on it's efficiency.
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Oh man, didn't think about that. I guess I can try to get a return and get another one....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #38
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Also as you can see if I go bigger will it fit?! I got limited space down below....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #39
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mr_X have any ideas on how go about using that drain hose?
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Well, here's the problem with the drain hose- If something happens in your tank....some kind of chemical event maybe, the skimmer will overflow into the sump. If you are using an external container to drain into, it will simply run on the floor until the sump is empty.
If you are going to use the drain hose, have it drain into something that sits over the sump, so worst case scenario, it will go right back into the tank.
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