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Old 05-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Sump fillers?

Hey there I have a 20 gallon 3 chamber sump on my 75 gallon tank and all I have in there is a protein skimmer, bio balls and a sponge thingy between second and third chamber...what else can I put in here?
I don't wanna go spend a couple more hundred dollars but I want to buy what is best for my tank but not so outrageous..any ideas?
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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How many total pounds of live rocks do you have in your system? Perhaps you could add a refugium for growing algae.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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I just got rid of my sump on made a refuge for algae my tank is cleaner and so much better looking all around I should of done it years ago
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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How many total pounds of live rocks do you have in your system? Perhaps you could add a refugium for growing algae.
Well I have about 30 pounds of live rock and 50 pounds of base rock that has been together for a month now so I bet it has already seeded haha
In a refugium will I need a light to keep the plants growing? And could I put them under my bio balls or where would they need to go?
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A fuge u would have to make a hole otther tank I used a ten gal and yea for the light I bought a metal shop light the ones u get a home depot for like ten bucks and a holgen bulb
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I tried a fuge in my sump for a little while but it didn't work very well
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Ok well I don't have room for another tank under my stand, you guys wouldn't recommend trying to put it in my sump?
What about taking out the bio balls and only using the macro algae
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It works just not as good I would take the bio balls out anyways there r nitrate factory's to get the true effect of a fuge u really need space
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I personally would get rid of the sump
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #10
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If possible, ditch the bioballs since you have live rocks serving the same purpose. Can you show pics of your sump? Perhaps we can see if it can fit a refugium area.
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