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another noob introduction! to sump or not to sump?
Old 02-27-2007, 06:55 PM   #21
 
you can even fit a natural filter in the sump (refugium)

A refugium is simply an area (around 2.5 gallons) of separate water. It normally contains the best quality live rock, macro algae, and a deep sand bed. They can be easily installed to a sump, they provide a very good natural filtration of ammonia and nitrite nitrifying bacteria as well as nitrate de-nitrifying bacteria. The macro algae help remove phosphates as well as a bit of nitrites. Most owners of these refugiums attach a clip-on MH light due to there high watts and compact design. Refugiums also help the growth of plankton and other live food for the fish. They also provide sanctuaries for fry and fish who needs to heal a bit after a fight or something like that
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:33 PM   #22
 
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woah 4 cannisters on a 6 foot...

ok i guess running 2 in a 4 foot is logical and is better than running 1. that means 4 pipes into the tank?

do you guys also think i will need 2 heaters for a 4 foot tank?

geez! im so excited to get it filled up so that i can start curing my LR.. i dont even know how i'm going to place them yet! w0ot w0ot!

thanks for helping me out guys!
Would you be able to run two canister filters in a series? By this I mean plugging the output of the first into the intake of the second??

TANK>>>>>INPUT>FILTER>OUTPUT>>>>>>>INPUT>FILTER>OU TPUT>>>>TANK
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:36 PM   #23
 
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woah 4 cannisters on a 6 foot...

ok i guess running 2 in a 4 foot is logical and is better than running 1. that means 4 pipes into the tank?

do you guys also think i will need 2 heaters for a 4 foot tank?

geez! im so excited to get it filled up so that i can start curing my LR.. i dont even know how i'm going to place them yet! w0ot w0ot!

thanks for helping me out guys!
Would you be able to run two canister filters in a series? By this I mean plugging the output of the first into the intake of the second??

TANK>>>>>INPUT>FILTER>OUTPUT>>>>>>>INPUT>FILTER>OU TPUT>>>>TANK
pretty sure you can but you will be filtering the same spot twice, its better to put one input on one side of the tank and the other input on the other side of the tank. That way you can evenly distribute the filtration benefiets
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:39 PM   #24
 
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Yeah, I suppose. It's better to get half the gunk out of dirty water vs. half the gunk out of clean water...
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #25
 
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Yeah, I suppose. It's better to get half the gunk out of dirty water vs. half the gunk out of clean water...
I wouldn't recommend putting two filters like that in series...the pressure drop across the filters might prematurly wear out the 2nd filter in line. Naturally, the first filter would catch all the large stuff and plug faster..thus increasing the drop over time.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:08 PM   #26
 
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And as was pointed out, you'll still just be pulling from one spot.
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