Author Topic: DIY Sump/Refugium  (Read 4421 times)

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Sol2reef

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Re: DIY Sump/Refugium
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 08:17:41 PM »
A little diff than my initial design but this should work  :)  Kinda messed up on the cuts and ran short of supplies...

Sol2reef

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Re: DIY Sump/Refugium
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012, 11:21:06 AM »
Looks like an excessive amount of baffles to me, I think you should be able to easily cut the number in half.

Also, it is usually more desirable to lay out the sump in this order; skimmer > return > refugium.  You then feed the refugium with a T and a gate valve off your return so that you can control the amount of flow through the fuge.  Typically we want the water to move a little slower through the fuge and setup the way you have pictured you will not be able to control that flow at all.

Just my two copper.

Brian
I can't stand micro bubbles so I tried to make as many baffles as posible to destroy their path!  And I designed the fuge in the middle cause the flow is good and it keeps the Micro bubbles from traveling too far in the low flow before they hit the return.

Sol2reef

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Re: DIY Sump/Refugium
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012, 03:47:42 PM »
Final Look

Sol2reef

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Re: DIY Sump/Refugium
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012, 03:49:34 PM »
Thanks to William for the kind donation of the Chaetomorpha.