|08/03/2011, 01:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Walnut Creek
Requesting FEEDBACK on Feedback on my custom sump design
Here's my SUMP/REFUGIUM design
45 gallon tank to be split to create a refugium display and comprehensive sump filtering
A - Overflow drain is split to high-flow (B1) algal scrubber & slow-flow (C1) refugium
B1 - vertical algal scrubber output controlled flow to macroalgae tumbler (B2)
B2 - macroalgae tumbler output to protein skimmer (B3)
B3 - protein skimmer high-flow output flows across RDSB remote deep sandbed (B4)
B4 - RDSB high flow prevents detritus accumulation and outflows to sump return chamber (D)
C1 - refugium slowly overflows into sump return chamber (D)
D - sump return chamber flows back to main display tank
1) how much "flow" I should design for a 90 gallon display tank and 45 gallon sump?
2) how much "flow" through refugium?
3) will the protein skimmer flow over the RDSB be sufficient?
4) Thinking of using "Special Kitty" cat litter as a mud RDSB to help enhance nitrate conversion (i.e. denitrification) - due to more ability to get anaerobic/anoxic regions.
|algal turf scrubber, deep sand bed, feedback, refugium, sump design|
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