72g Move

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  1. MadReefer

    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Does anyone have suggestion on how I should place the baffles in my sump? Hoping to glue them in tonight.
    Do I need a section for a fuge?
    How much room needed for an algae scrubber?
    Etc.

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. trio91

    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    are you getting an in-line scrubber? may wanna consider getting one of these Welcome to Santa Monica Filtration - www.Santa-Monica.cc as as a space saver and they can be added after in case you don't wanna plumb one. In your case maybe a HOG unit. Here's a pic from the net. you won't need a fuge if you are going with an algae scrubber
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    here's another from the net....minus the eggrate (unless you wanna add it)
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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    I can add egg crate not an issue. I assume the left is flow from DT, middle is for the skimmer, egg crate and screen is the algae scrubber and right side is the return.
    Does that sound correct?
     
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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    So the last one on the right is the scrubber. I always thought you need to have a pump pushing water over it. In this it looks like the screen would just start to grow algae with low flow. Correct?
     
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    left-overflow area from tank, middle- skimmer,heater, algae scrubber etc, right- return pump , maybe your ato
     
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    yes, so the screen on algae scrubbers grow the algae...with the usage of a Red LED. here's a thread where some of us posted our ugly pix Algae scrubber
     
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    from there, you harvest by scraping it out, and repeat the process
     
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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Top and bottom of stand assembled.
     

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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Almost complete but I would need to place sump in stand before finishing. Or if there is another option please let me know.

    Also, suggestions on how to cut top for dorso appreciated.
     

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    The assembly was fairly easy but I did get 3 broken parts.

    1) The metal catch plate for magnetic lock was bent. Fixed with vice grips.
    2) The locking nut was also bent. My neighbor had a vice we could use to straighten it.
    3) The magnetic lock came broken in several pieces. Using Gorilla glue to see if it can be fixed.
     
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    Sump baffles up and drying.
     

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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Cut for dorso overflow done. Looks like I will just ckear it. Had to be careful not to cut out holes to secure bank panel. Will be hauling stand, tank & sump to new place this week so I can start plumbing on the weekend.
     

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    Looks good Mark.
     

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