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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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What type of sump?

I have been given the go ahead to finally get a 125, yea!! I currently have a Fluval 306 on my 55, and I'm trying to figure out what type of filtration I want to put on the bigger tank. I keep hearing and reading about sumps, and I think I want to go that way. I don't know what type I want though. Wet/dry, Berlin.... This is going to be my African cichlids new home. Any advice is appreciated.
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All you really need is a wet/dry filter and with freshwater it doesn't need to be all that fancy.
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I have a 75 g with two turtles and a whole variety of fish. A big bio load! I would go with a wet/dry with a refugium. That what i did and it worked great. The refugium does exactly what i wanted it to. It works great. I put three plants in it: java moss,wisteria, and hornwort. And a moss ball i through in there.
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What's the purpose of the refugium?
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What's the purpose of the refugium?
You can grow plants in it to reduce nitRATes
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #6
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You can grow plants in it to reduce nitRATes
Then that's what I need. Would you recommend a canister to run along with this?
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Nope a sump will do the job plus some. If you add anything else to go along with it spend the money on a good pump like a mag drive for the sump. Or power heads to go into the tank
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Then that's what I need.
you'll still need to do water changes
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you'll still need to do water changes
I know, but I have a filter system set up now, so it only tanks me about 30 minutes to do changes only on a 55,37, and a12 gallon edge. It works pretty sweet. Not as good as yours, but it beats the 1+ hours it used to take.
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I know, but I have a filter system set up now, so it only tanks me about 30 minutes to do changes only on a 55,37, and a12 gallon edge. It works pretty sweet. Not as good as yours, but it beats the 1+ hours it used to take.
Haha anything that works that cuts back on time is nice
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