Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
Modules vs Sump

Hi,
As you know from previous posts, I am looking at adding a sump to my setup. The main reason is to put the skimmer and heaters out of site and water flow. I saw this Lifeguard modular filtration system which will incorporate the heaters. What do you think of these? Can a skimmer be added to the line? is a UV Sterilizer needed (what does it do)?

http://www.pentairaquatics.com/produ..._products.html

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
For info on what a UV unit does check our articles area please. We have a few good UV articles in there. As far as if a skimmer can be added to the lifeguard modular filtration my guess would be no. You could add it but its not going to be enclosed like the rest of the modules and if you do end up adding it then you will most likly end up adding it to a sump. Their are three basic styles of skimmers. You have the ones that go inside the tank, the ones that hang on the back of the tank and then the ones that sit in a sump. The later two can easily be placed in/on a sump.
__________________

__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
I guess my question really is - Is a sump better than this Lifeguard modular filtration system? if so, why?

Are there any other modular filtration systems that you recommend?

http://www.pentairaquatics.com/produ..._products.html
__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lost my tank, but back at it now! sump or no sump lower11 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 07-10-2007 03:35 PM
Pro Clear Sump - How to put heater in sump & Questions.. TheChad Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 04-14-2006 07:39 PM
Whats a sump, A simple sump Mr.Maska Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 12-19-2004 06:51 PM
Lifegard Aquarium Filter System - Modules nguyen27 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 05-01-2004 11:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.