Originally Posted by armyman16
Ok I'm gonna have to replace the white plastic top with a plexiglass piece so light can shine through and your Lowes cuts actual glass or plexiglass? Mine won't cut actual glass
I mostly need help trying to figure out how I can put sand in there or even if I should, should I??
J33p you say you regret it..why?
Yeah I'm gonna have to save up to buy bulbs haha these are 4 96 watt PC
bulbs so there 36.99 each at my lfs
so it's gonna cost me a shiny penny to get them all replaced!
Sand in the sump can make it difficult for cleaning if needed. I would take a picture of the sump I am replacing, it is filled with junk on the bottom. Because it was a premade setup I couldn't clean it due to pieces of plastic being in the way. If you have enough sand and rock in your DT, as mostly everyone does by the point where they want a sump/fuge setup there is no need for either in the fuge. The only reason I have rock in my fuge is to keep rubble alive for when I get a new coral that needs a base.
Where are you looking at bulbs? That is redic. Just get yourself a cheap work light and either clip it onto the side of the sump or get a piece of glass cut for it. I can't fathom your Lowes not doing glass, they all have a glass cutting station. If your work light doesn't come with a light, then put one of your home light bulbs in. Growing algae is easy, they do not care what kind of light it is as long as it is light.