My New Tank In progress..

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  1. Xereo

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    Well here is what i am planning to do.
    Any more info will help :)
    Im planning to make my old nano tank part of the new system.

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    My Tank is set up.
    Getting Sump Tonight.
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I am just curious. Shouldnt your refugum be just befor the DT?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Also are you pumping the water to your DT and also pumping water from your skimmer tank to your sump?
     
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    You going have trouble with the skimmer pumping water to your sump. If Its faster/slower than the return, one of the tanks will eventually empty.
     
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    Will be best t oraise the level of the skimmer tank and have the water from there gravirty fed into the sump.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    +1 raise the skimmer tank and let gravity do the rest for you ;)
     
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    ok thats why i was asking you guys :)
    Still yet to work it out properly. Just a Concept
     
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    Or i can just keep it simple

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    Also I would raise the fuge , so return goes there and then gravity feeds to main DT. This way all the pods etc will end in DT
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nothing wrong with diffrent levels. if you can make the dsb bigger by having the skimmer in another tank. I say go for it
     
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    might want to add the refugium after the skimmer/sump. The macro algae will trap alot of detritus. Also having it after all other fitration will mean more pods end up in the DT.
     
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    maybe like this
     
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    2nd time lucky
     
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    wow.. dunno how im gunna do that.. but i will try..
     
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    They dont have to be exatly like that, just an idea, them dont even need to be directly above one another. You could even have the refugium lower than the dsb sump. and just move the return pump to the refugium tank.
     
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    Balancing pumps will never work. One pump got a piece of cheato in and it will perform slower that the other one. You will end up with either a flood or burnt out pump.

    Lift the skimmer compartment. So that it overflow to the last tank.
     
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    Ok once i get my sump i will sketch how i will do it and post it again
     
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    It will all work out like u want it to in the end dude, no stress lol....... Gravity works best, so dnt use 2 pumps, no 2 pumps run exact same
     
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    well i got the sump.
    Now i just need to fit it..
    Then get the holes drill in my DT
     
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    ok well here it is guys, an update with the slow work in progress

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