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Old 07-05-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Sump Question

Is it better to create a sump yourself or to by a sump from LFS? It seems like almost everyone here has taken an old aquarium and used it to make a sump

is there an article somewhere or a website that gives good directions on how to set up a good sump using LR as its biological filter?

is this method cheaper?
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Did you read the articles about sumps? Click next to "forum" at the top of the page. I read it awhile ago, so can't remember exactly what it says, but check it out.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:07 AM   #3
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there is a DIY forum, with a few sump projects in there.

End result is you can spend $$$ at your LFS or save a bit of money and DIY if your handy and motivated enough :P
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:13 AM   #4
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you might try this site...
http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html

Search around a bit, the site is loaded with good info.
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that site is extremely helpful thanks =)
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Old 07-07-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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My pleasure
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