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Old 06-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #21
 
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SOOOO Ive been reading lol Now understand why you cant have inlet]]skimmer[[refug[[return .I have a MAG 12 for my return pump with 6' head doing around 600=700 gph. The return pump has to stay on the right side of sump,tank is a room divider so all inlet overflow/return hose are running on the far right side.So here is my idea (yikes)
Plan is to have 2 tanks connect each other bottom pipe will suppy the pump,another pipe above that one will be an overflow for power loss ?

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Old 06-25-2009, 06:07 PM   #22
 
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Built acrylic sump 48 L x 20 W x 16 H , Plan to put a skimmer and refugium the return pump has to go on the far right side of sump. This is what ive come up with for design ??... thanks again
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #23
 
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why not put the pump in the center with 2 inlets on either side. with a refuge on one end and the skimmer section on the other? the way you can get away with it and still have the pump on the far right is by drilling the sump and using a bulkhead and have the PVC pipe run to the right side to feed an external pump sitting on a rubber pad ( to reduce noise )

the first model is alittle confusing. if i remember to, i will draw up a sketch at work tonight of what i mean.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #24
 
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Its all confusing to me ! if you could sketch would be greatly appreciated !! thanks...
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:22 PM   #25
 
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this is very basic and if i can i will draw one alittle better in sketchup


2 down arrows are inlets
chambers:
#1: skimmer
#2: return pump section ( this is where you will see your evaporation and need to top off with fresh RO/DI water )
#3: refugium section
#4: external return pump

black lines are dividers/bubble traps. the single line on the right can be a bubble trap if you wish, personally thats how i did it with 2 bubble traps before the retrun pump.
the return pump section is drilled and fitted with proper bulkhead and then plumbed with PVC pipe to the right of the sump. the water then is pumped by the external pump back to the display shown by the red up arrow.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #26
 
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16" L x 16" w x 12" D is this ok for refuge compartment too small or to big ??
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #27
 
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something like this ?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:12 PM   #28
 
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you dont need the bubble traps on the inlets, your going to want some kind of wall to slow down the flow into the refugium section but it doesnt need to be a bubble trap. the return area should have the bubble traps to reduce the bubbles going back to the display tank.

im also talking about having the return in the middle but all it would be is a tube of PVC that is plumbed out to an external pump that is on the right side which has PVC as the return back to the tank.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:06 PM   #29
 
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why no bubble traps ??
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:09 PM   #30
 
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the inlets into the sump dont need the bubble traps, the return pump section is where you need the bubble traps.
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