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Old 10-09-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
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20 gallon filter options

We have a 20 gallon saltwater that has been running for a little over a year now. We haven't had any real problems, just a suicidal clown that decided to jump out of the tank. We're moving into a new apartment and we will have this tank in our living room. We will be adding live rock in december and hope to create a mini reef. We are currently using a AquaClear 300 as our filter. I've been looking at some other filter methods. A sump looks like it would be fantastic, I could keep the heater in the sump and add a protien skimmer as well. I was looking at different options including drilling the tank for a bulkhead as well as an overflow. Does anyone have any experiences with "mini-sumps"?

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No. Mini-sump. He wrote it there.

Anyways, you will probably be successful with minisumps if you'd like. You don't even need to drill anything probably if you'd rather have a HOB trickle system.

It would probably be a good idea to go the sump way instead of HOB filters or canisters if you are planning a mini-reef. I've seen successful 20G reef tanks in this forum and they are awesome.

Refugiums are a little too much work for you for a little 20G although I've seen HOB refugiums in the market with trickle systems within the kit. Most definitely you could have a great time practicing on a 20G mini reef with a mini-sump. It's also very movable in case you move from apartment to apartment a lot.

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Do you have any links for the HOB systems?
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