placement of baffles in sump

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  1. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I may build a sump/fug sometime soon. How do you know where to place the baffles in the sump? I get alot of micro bubbles in my take that are generated in the sump and if I build a new sump I definitely want to do it right and stop the micro bubbles. From entering the main tank.

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    Sean
     
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  3. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Really surprised nobody has input on this.
     
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    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    So in BL's design the water enter from the main tank then goes through the refug and through the baffles and she also has a sponge stuck in there. Doesn't that still create a water fall effect and place bubble into the return area?

    Sean
     
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    dx7fd2 Sea Dragon

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    So many different ways to accomplish the same thing!!!

    I put the bubble baffles after the input area before the refugium. Then a divider between the refugium and the return pump area. There is a small waterfall effect depending on how often you top off the return area. I get very few bubbles in the display tank because of the bubble baffles after the input area where my skimmer resides. I placed the first baffle to the bottom the second an inch off the bottom the third on the bottom and made them the same height.

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  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Looking at the links, I understand the diagram better than the pic, the pic has the return pump right under the overflow pipe... I'd have it on the other side.