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Old 10-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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What size sump should i get?

I am doing a 240g FOWLR tank what should i use as a sump?

Some fish i will have (for sake of water volume)
Dragon Wrasse
Koran Angel
Large Eel
Blue Line Trigger
Niger Trigger
Cat Shark
Sailfin Tang
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:30 AM   #2
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What is the skimmer and how large?
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What is the skimmer and how large?
not sure yet probably a Reef octopus. I really like the ones I already have so I will likely stick with them. Also i am unsure how large of a return pump i will need but i guess i wont know that till i figure out how much water will drain from the tank.
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Yeah I'd figure out exactly what protein skimmer and pump you want and give a couple extra inches of space. You don't like refugiums, so are you going to be running a carbon and GFO reactor? If so, then you'll need more room for pumps. Heaters for that size tank are usually long so if you have compartments make sure to have enough room to put the heater sideways. You're going to need all the filtration you can get w/ those fish so as large of a skimmer and sump you can get/afford, do it! Did you say this will be an in-wall aquarium? How big is the room that you'll be putting the tank and sump?
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #5
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Not sure on the exact room size but I be going for something along these lines. On the short wall is a 40g Reef and on the long wall is the 240 long. I was thinking of just using like a 125 or something for the sump on it.
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Yeah a 125 would work. You'd have a ton of room to put stuff in.
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