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Old 12-19-2015, 12:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ImACoolguy View Post
If there's anything I learned from having a nano reef for 6 months...

Sump is the absolute way to go. A little protein skimmer and a refugium and you are set.

that's what I thought. I had read your thread and how you said you wish you would have started out with a sump first. Ill probably just get some egg crate to make a few little compartments for the macro algae and skimmer and return. Any Ideas how I would incorporate a filter sock? Would getting apiece of glass cut that spans the plastic inner rim of the sump and then cutting a hole it it to position the filter sock work?

I just saw this and it seemed reasonable:

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That's a pretty cool idea with the light defuser! You'll be able to scale it to the size you need doing something like that. The glass would work too but make sure you don't let the sock clog. Even tho it's on the inner rim of the plastic if the sock clogs because you forget to change it the water will escape right back through the top and could potentially go on the floor because the glass would sit even with the top of the tank. When I bought my filter sock holder it rested on the tank like that and my pipe wasn't placed properly and I got water down the side of my sump.

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No baffles just the egg crate.
Evap is going to be what you need to control.
You can't fill the 5g sump much over 1/2 full if you plan for power interuptions in most cases....
You can use a 'cut to fit' mechanical material over the eggcrate.
If you don't DIY the sock holder many make and sell them..
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