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Old 05-09-2007, 06:50 AM   #11
 
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Your overflow sounds to be a 1,200gph. It's not the size of the overflow, it's the size of the tank and sump that make all the difference. You can use teh same line that brings the suction water into the sump to feed the fuge. You want the fuge barely trickling anyways. Just tee the line and add a ball valve to adjust the output.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:16 AM   #12
 
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ok I under stand that.

my question is the here take a look as these very quick scetches are any of these what you mean?
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:17 AM   #13
 
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oviously pictures not drawn to scale.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:30 AM   #14
 
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what abou this one?


is there a better way?

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Old 05-09-2007, 09:31 AM   #15
 
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I forgot to draw the inlet and the pump but oviously it would come up from the sump to the main display tank.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #16
 
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You've got some good ideas and I wish I had not just got called back to work. I have a sketch somewhere on the computer I will upload later or redraw.

If you take a look at the first drawing you will understand that you will be running full force through the fuge, That could be to much. What would work better is to switch your skimmer space for your fuge. Make your fuge first and put the ball valve on the side discharging down towards the fuge. This way it will back the water up and force it towards the skimmer. You can then fine tune the fuge to run as slow as you'd like and it will then overflow into the skimmer sump.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:26 PM   #17
 
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great looking forward to the sketch.

I was wondering I read that you want the protein skimmer first because it removes all the good stuff in the water too if it is after the refugium then it will remove the belificial stuff also. this is a Question I only read it I have not tested it my self.

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Old 01-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #18
 
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(I am just posting here so that I can come back to this information later. Loads of good info, don't want to have to ask the same questions.)
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