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Old 01-11-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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Sump or Fuge?

I'm in the process right now of removing the bio balls from my wet-dry, and planning on converting it to either a sump or a fuge. Is either one preferable? I'd like to do both, but we don't have the room under our stand, so it has to be one or the other.
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Old 01-11-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of articles:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=33

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=12

The basic difference as I understand it is a sump just adds volume to your setup and a fuge is lighted and has LR etc to grow things that might not flourish in the main tank in an environment sperate from your main tank but still adds volume to the setup.

Since you are using the same container I guess the only difference would be if you leave it bare it will be a sump. If you put substrate, LR etc and proper lighting it will be a fuge.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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Fuge needs a low water flow, sump doesn't matter.
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