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I'm considering getting an L4 but I have one concern. How would I mount it in my system? I'm fairly space constrained with my Trigger Sapphire 39 sump and a lot of "stuff" around it. I've searched all over and can't find any mounting or installation instructions.

Can you point me in the right direction @Turbo's Aquatics ?
 

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Got a pic of your sump? In the stand, with equipment, etc. or is this a new build? If so I can just pull up a stock pic
 
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Got a pic of your sump? In the stand, with equipment, etc. or is this a new build? If so I can just pull up a stock pic
I don't have one convenient but I can take one later if that helps. Some of the stuff that is in there would go away with an ATS (one of the goals). Here is a stock picture.

My skimmer compartment is pretty well full with the skimmer and a reactor pump. I have a Oxydator W that takes up around 1/2 my refugium area. Ideally, I would want it on the back half of the refugium section which is where I am currently making a feeble attempt to grow chaeto.
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I do not own one but wouldn't you want the L4 has close to the drain drain line or compartment that it enters? At least that is where I would install it. My guess is your skimmer is also there but at least that is where I would start. This way it direct access to the display tanks water before the skimmer gets it. At least that is my thinking...
 
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I do not own one but wouldn't you want the L4 has close to the drain drain line or compartment that it enters? At least that is where I would install it. My guess is your skimmer is also there but at least that is where I would start. This way it direct access to the display tanks water before the skimmer gets it. At least that is my thinking...
I have an Ehiem pump that I believe would fit nicely right below my filter socks and the hose could run behind the skimmer. With a few 90's I can get the discharge out the opening in the bottom of that section to feed the L4. I know that will cause increased headloss but the pump should be able to handle it with no problems.

I'm concerned about finding a solid way to mount it that won't block the front half of the refugium section for when I need to pull the Oxydator.
 

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I have an Ehiem pump that I believe would fit nicely right below my filter socks and the hose could run behind the skimmer. With a few 90's I can get the discharge out the opening in the bottom of that section to feed the L4. I know that will cause increased headloss but the pump should be able to handle it with no problems.

I'm concerned about finding a solid way to mount it that won't block the front half of the refugium section for when I need to pull the Oxydator.
Makes sense. So if I recall from when I was looking at them they are pretty simple to install, right? Barb, union, 90 elbow to the device itself. Drain is on the bottom somewhere. Was there a stand offered or a base that it connects to?
 
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Makes sense. So if I recall from when I was looking at them they are pretty simple to install, right? Barb, union, 90 elbow to the device itself. Drain is on the bottom somewhere. Was there a stand offered or a base that it connects to?
That is what I am wondering. I don't see any mounting information or dimensions. When I've searched, everything I have found looked to be 3d printed custom mounts.
 
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You are welcome. I hope it helps to give you some ideas to work with.
Absolutely. The 24" rails will work very well. I didn't dig into the support section. I figured that was for people who have had issues.
 

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https://support.turbosaquatics.com/portal/kb/articles/support-mounting-brackets

I found these on their site. Not sure if you saw these already if so sorry.
You beat me to it, thanks!
Absolutely. The 24" rails will work very well. I didn't dig into the support section. I figured that was for people who have had issues.
Sorry about that, my website does suck but it won't for long (of course I've been saying that for a year....I do have a plan!!)

The rails can be cut/notched so they sit on the euro. You can orient the scrubber either parallel or perpendicular to the rails.

Here are some dimensions of the L4/8 base and the drain positions:

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You beat me to it, thanks!

Sorry about that, my website does suck but it won't for long (of course I've been saying that for a year....I do have a plan!!)

The rails can be cut/notched so they sit on the euro. You can orient the scrubber either parallel or perpendicular to the rails.

Here are some dimensions of the L4/8 base and the drain positions:

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You are welcome. I was on a conference call and surfing at the same time (don't rat me out! :D ).
 
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You beat me to it, thanks!

Sorry about that, my website does suck but it won't for long (of course I've been saying that for a year....I do have a plan!!)

The rails can be cut/notched so they sit on the euro. You can orient the scrubber either parallel or perpendicular to the rails.

Here are some dimensions of the L4/8 base and the drain positions:

IMG_9797.JPG


IMG_9799.JPG


IMG_9798.JPG
No worries about the website. I understand that life happens!

Those dimensions will work exactly how I hoped. I really wanted a more traditional refugium but it just isn't happening with my setup. I'm tired of compensating for a poorly performing refugium with chemicals so it's time to up my game.

I'll be shooting you an email.
 
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I have Bud’s L2 Rev4 over my Trigger Sapphire 26 sump. It fits nicely over the refugium section. I made a mounting frame out of 3/4“ sch 80 PVC. Fits quite well! :)

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Nice clean look!
 

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Brew,
I did a pvc pipe platform with expanded pve for the base and it is stable and completely non-corrosive. I can even pull the whole setup if needed, but I haven't had to in 2 years.
I am a huge fan of the turbo scrubber. I have a high fish load and with my fuge I have moderate nutrients 0.04 phosphate and 10 nitrate with no water changes.

You may want to dose iron and iodine for the chaeto. I didn't grow at first but now it explodes.
 

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Absolutely per Adam from battlecorals.
 

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