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Old 04/03/2018, 09:50 PM   #1
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Running a fuge

How are you guys piping in your fuge? I've seen some before the skimmer and after. I'm not sure if I want just chato or Marco or both. I have a 400 gallon I'm planning and would appreciate some ideas. I have about an extra 200 gallons worth of sumps going into my basement. I also have access to a 100 gallon tank on top of that if needed. How big of a fuge would be best for my dt?


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Old 04/05/2018, 06:20 AM   #2
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How are you guys piping in your fuge? I've seen some before the skimmer and after. I'm not sure if I want just chato or Marco or both. I have a 400 gallon I'm planning and would appreciate some ideas. I have about an extra 200 gallons worth of sumps going into my basement. I also have access to a 100 gallon tank on top of that if needed. How big of a fuge would be best for my dt?
I would go a big as you can for the space available. As far as before or after the skimmer thats a personal choice, doesn't make any real difference.


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Old 04/20/2018, 07:03 AM   #3
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I have a 100 gallon fuge .It is sitting next to my sump and is a little higher than it so it drains by gravity back into the sump. (before the socks) It is fed by a small submersible pump in my sump.This way it is completely independent of failures in my system. Works perfect. My N and P are so low I have taken my skimmer off line!


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Old 04/20/2018, 08:42 AM   #4
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Got any pics of your sump/fuge? It sounds like an ideal solution!


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Old 04/20/2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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Used to use Photobucket to post pics..its been a while...which is the best way now??


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Old 04/20/2018, 04:39 PM   #6
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Old 04/20/2018, 04:47 PM   #7
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The fuge is on the right (covered so no light gets out)The sump is on the left (skimmer shut down) You can see the 3/4" pipe connecting the two units.One for fill,one for return by gravity.Simple!The fuge is blacked out for light retention and so no algae grows on the sump because of leaking light


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Old 04/20/2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Ricardo nice set up all the way around. Love your aquascape too.

Is it just an overflow in the tank skimming the top of the water in your fuge?


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Sorry meant to ask what do you have in your fuge as well?


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a more recent photo.I am not sure of the question.I have a small pump in my sump feeding the Fuge.The Fuge returns into the sump by gravity before the socks...to catch any loose algae.It is a simple loop


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Old 04/20/2018, 05:46 PM   #12
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Sorry meant to ask what do you have in your fuge as well?
Nothing...just Chaeto..bare bottom and one power head for additional flow.I stir things up once a week before my sock cleaning schedule.I have about 500GPH flow through the fuge. Grow lights on all night.


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a more recent photo.I am not sure of the question.I have a small pump in my sump feeding the Fuge.The Fuge returns into the sump by gravity before the socks...to catch any loose algae.It is a simple loop
Sorry, what I meant was that it looks like a normal glass tank. I assume it has overflows built into for the return to the sump?

What type of light fixture are you running? Is the spectrum more on the red side?


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It is a regular corner flow 100g tank .I have 2 Kessil H380 grow lites.


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Old 04/26/2018, 11:11 AM   #15
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equipment room

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