Questions about how to orient your sump/fuge

Discussion in 'DIY' started by denzil, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I grappled with the idealized flow rates and filtered vs unfiltered flow for a sump/refugium with our 90gal tank and current tank, but you're probably over thinking it.

    Your refugium will probably do just fine if it's after filter socks and a skimmer. Secondly, having lower flow in a refugium is often recommended but seems counter to providing enough flow for strong macro algae growth (in my experience over the last few years). Third, using a simpler flow pattern with only one path is easier to plumb, easier to silence, and less likely to fail.
     
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