sump for idiots part III (revenge of the sump)

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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Awesome...ordered.
    Thanks!
     
    parrotchute, Jan 19, 2009
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Where in the fuge should I put the live rock? In the fuge, or in the part where the water is coming down (so the water pours over the LR)?
     
    parrotchute, Jan 20, 2009
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    worry about stocking the fuge first. The LR will encourage your pod population and aid in filtration. If you have LR left over after you are satisfied with your fuge and display, then you can throw it in your sump. Be sure not to create a situation in your sump where you have to move the LR to clean your skimmer, pumps, bulkheads, or any other parts you may need to service later. The thing I had to learn the hard way in designing my set up has been to keep everything easily accessible and changeable. I have started only using threaded fittings, and stopped designing with "permanent" in mind, because, for me at least, this has been an ever-changing project. If you overtighten and glue everything as I did, you will regret it later, also as I did.
     
    mng777777, Jan 20, 2009
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Thanks, I'll leave it in the fuge!
     
    parrotchute, Jan 20, 2009
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