- Aug 3, 2015
Thanks. That was in the past (2012) and since changing out our floors and putting in the "correct" underlayment, my son's issues have gone away. They were born in 2008 6 weeks premature so we always attributed Alex's issues to his birth status. What a relief finding mold was LOL. A bigger relief that I can now share some levity over the issue.Thanks for the input about dealing with humidity. Chris, I am sorry you and your family are having health trouble from mold. My wife has scarring on her lungs from her prior radiation treatments. Humidity in the 70s or above bother her. I tell my wife that when the A/C or heat are not running much, the dehumidifier needs to run. I need to get a small dehumidifier for the new sunroom as well. I have the tank stand in there now. I plan to get the aquarium in there later this week. I plan to post pics with questions to get y'all advice about outlet placements.
I understand the radiation side effects (not first hand). My mother-in-law just had a recent scare with her 4th (or 5th) cancer diagnosis. This would have been her 2nd bout with breast cancer. The doctor classified it as as close to "Stage 0" as you can get. Surgery was a success, but given her age, she has declined all chemo/radiation treatments. She is on her way to 80 and at a point where she values quality years over quantity years.
I agree with this approachThe reason I want to use the skimmer before the refugium is to help clean the water and reduce fouling-up the chaeto.
Agree with @BryanJr, this should depend on your skimmer. My current sump is set to 10" and I had to lift the skimmer 2", which makes removing the collection cup difficult.What height do you all recommend for these baffles?
Yes, good catch. I run mechanical before the skimmer, then skimmer to the refugium and refugium to the return pump. No mechanical after the skimmer. On my new setup, I will go straight from skimmer to return pump and then manifold off the return pump to the refugium. The refugium will also be able to go to the return pump without going through the skimmer. The reason for this is I find my total flow rate is too high for the refugium and chaeto will just bunch up at the overflow.He pointed-out that I should not use any foam mechanical filtration that would keep pods from going into the return to feed the display.