Setting up the Aqueon Proflex Sump Apr 23, 2010 21:44:14 GMT -5
Post by ADMIN on Apr 23, 2010 21:44:14 GMT -5
The new Aqueon Proflex Sump/Refugium Systems are made to replace the old "Mega flow" sumps by All Glass. They can be configured several different ways but I thought I would demonstrate the most useful setup to reef keepers.
I created a quick model of the sump in 3D to show basic placement and hook up of the sump for refugium style operation. This may seem basic to most of you but we were all newbies once and as such we tend to take for granted what we now know and think everyone should know. Truth is all the sumps come with poor directions for anyone without prior knowledge of setting one up so here it is. It's basic but you get the idea.
Place your refugium materials, macro algaes such as cheatomorpha, rocks rubble etc in the regugium chamber and provide lighting to it. Some use an alternate day night light cycle others simply just leave the light on 24/7. On such a small refugium 24/7 is fine and will cause no problems.
Connect your tanks drain(s) one or two depending on sump model and tank, then connect the return line to your pump and back up to the tank. Fill your tank, start siphon to generate water return to your sump then after the sump water level is over the return pump plug it in and observe. Add water to balance out the proper level to the sump and skimmer and you are good to go!
Make sure you check the sump level daily, the sump will evaporate water and the use of an auto top off system is highly recommend, I use and suggest a TUNZE Osmolator as it is nearly fool proof and the safest system on the market. Rinse out and clean your filter socks as needed and enjoy.