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Old 01-10-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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What size sump to use?

Hey guys my father and I have a 55 gal. saltwater tank, and were runnin a HOB filter right now. Not really liking it at all, the water looks dirty. We went to the LFS and the guys there said we should try a sump. Whats the smallest size sump that i can use. I have a 10 gal. tank in my basement just chillen.... could that work? TIA
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do you have a proteim skimmer? if not you might one to think of getting one
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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A 10 gallon would work but for a 55 gal tank you should get atleast a 20 gal.
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A tote is always a option to save money.
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A tote is always a option to save money.
If you can get it to fit, 11" wide is hard to find Most have to diy or pay $$$ for one that does fit. Getting an 18"+ wide tank/stand next time
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When I had a 55 I had a 10 gallon sump. It would work
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I have a 55 gal reef ready tank and a spare 55 and 30 lying around. I plan on using the spare 55 as a sump for the reef ready only because it will fit nicely in the bottom of the stand. Than I am going to either get another 30 for a sump on the 30 or just make the 30 a fw setup.
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