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Old 10-14-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Sump or wet/ dry

Hi just a little curios what would work out better on my 55 g reef I tired of my canister so it's gone
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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Def do a sump. And if you can, fit a refugium section in there as well. If you are gonna use up valuable space under the tank, mine as well make the most of it
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Refug for sure... Go to this guys store on eBay "clevecollectibles" He sells sumps. I ordered mine with him, If you need a certain size sump shoot him a message if you go that route. Took about 2 weeks from paid to my tank. nicely made well worth the money.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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I love my sump it came with my tank when I bought it used and it's so effective
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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What is recommended size compared to the tank ? I personally have a 55 g
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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There is no recommended size. The larger, the better is the best advice. You should be able to fit a 20 long under your stand.
The sump will hold a protein skimmer, and possibly a refugium. 2 excellent ways to remove nutrients. A wet/dry will provide more surface area for aerobic bacteria, which will do everything in the nitrate cycle BUT remove the nitrates themselves. So, for a fish only, this would be fine, but if you have a reef, and low nitrates are crucial, I would go with a sump.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #7
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Thnk u mr x
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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Next question is when I set the sump up with refuge will it have to cycle like a new tank
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Not if you are connecting it to an already cycled tank. If this is a totally new setup then I would connect the sump and cycle the entire thing running, then add the algae after livestock is introduced.
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It's a 55 g reef with few corals and about five fish tanks been set up for years just finally doing a few upgrades
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