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Old 07-30-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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29g gallon refugium


I am really confused about a refugium and dont want to flood out the place as we live upstairs.

We have a 29g left over tank and stand non drilled with a CSL retrofit lighting system. I am considering adding it to the 90g with 29g sump setup but cannot see how you can make it safe from flooding unless you somehow match the input and output pump or something.

Should the refugium work off a vacuum from the main tank with a pump return or how is it plumbed. Would one of those siphon type HoB overflows to the sump be the way to go?

I have Mangrove seeds on the way and would like to use Miracle Mud with the trees and put the goby and a couple of critters in there.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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Here's what I did....
http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...949#post304949

Feel free to modify it any way it will suit your needs.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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You could also do a gravity fed fuge. Here's a picture of my reef club president's fuge set up. It works really well. He had the side of the 10 gallon drilled and put in a bulkhead. He has a powerhead with a hose on it in the display tank pumping water up into the fuge. The displaced water flows back down into the display tank thanks to gravity.
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:39 PM   #4
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Oohh good idea. Now to review the threads on tank drilling and get going. Also, time to make a new stand that has the built in beer fridge cooler, the fuge and a place for kitty to eat.

Mrs. Phish...guess what???? a project

Hrmm...the only bug to work out is how to set up the top off...this would work great in a steady state system but if I add 4 gallons a day this might take some thinking.
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Old 07-30-2004, 07:21 PM   #5
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Gravity always works. Just like 7/11. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Drilling the fuge is the biggest obstical.
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:04 PM   #6
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You may have seen mine already Phish, but here it is again. Return to a spraybar is through a maxijet 1200 in one of the cls overflows. Overflow from the fuge is down in front of one of the main returns, to wash copepods out into the main space of the display. Drilled out a 20H with a Dremel tool and diamond bits, worked great.

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Old 07-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #7
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wow yardboy what an awesome tank, and the sand is so clean
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