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Old 11-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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150 gallon tank long would be to small for a yellow tang and what size Sump for size of tank still deciding on setup im nw to saltwater hobby I read and was told from other member algae Srubber this would still be a refugium Sump I'm so lost with sumps still
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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People say 6' min. for a tang, but I think a 150 is fine for a tang. The size of sump depends on the size of the skimmer and what you want to put in your sump like a refugium, pumps for reactors, bubble trap (baffles), room for main pump. Calculate that all in and try to get the largest sump that will fit under your stand. I have a 55 gallon under my 70 and 1/3 is for my refugium, the rest goes to the skimmer and smaller pumps then a bubble trap and out to the external pump.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Thanks still can't decide on sump refugium algae srubber I was told it helps with the nitrates and phosphate and hear internal overflow box is the best I'm so stuck on filters I know canister filters you got to clean weekly often so I'm not going with that method can I ask what method you have cause I want good water quality I know its different than freshwater hobby bin with fresh water hobby 15 year's
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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The thing about algae scrubbers is that for some reasons alot of people are afraid to use then for some reason. I was one of those people. It's actually very easy to build and will outcompete macro algae for food because it is so efficient.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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So i need a protein skimmer pump and algae Srubber is what in Sump I know you need light to grow algae I learned that with my Fw hobby had tank by window and sun made tank green I moved it away from window cause I'm nervous on building a sump hear people say it cheaper to build than buy already built
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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It's actually very simple a good site is Melevs reef . Com. They explain all avenues check it out.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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Thanks daniel do you have refugium sump algae scrubber system
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #8
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Most people don't run algae scrubbers. I seriously doubt he has one. Most people don't know a ton about them so they don't have them.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #9
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So what should I setup what kind of sump refugium I'm so lost with filters for saltwater hobby
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #10
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Get a sump with skimmer and algae scrubber. 3 chambers. So water comes in-> skimmer -> algae scrubber -> return. Really use google.
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