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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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Ok I'm considering ditching the ls/lr route. Just thought that was the way to go, I'm really inexperienced as far as sumps go. Looking online there's lots of different types available is one type better than the others? It's all "macro" algae. The whole reason I went this route is cause with my under cabinet canister filter its impossible to keep my trates under control. Also the lighting I was planning to use on the sump is a fluorescent off my 10gal qt tank. Thanks
I just use chaeto its the easiest macro and very good at removing nitrate i have 20 fish in my150g and nitrate is undetectable and i feed twice daily small amounts of course imo dsb is a thing of thle past along with bioballs dsb can become saturated with nutrient over the coarse of a few years and actually release nutrient back into water im speaking from experience heres a pick of a good sump setup return in middle fugi on left overflow and skimmer on right
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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I'm adding a new sump to my established system which doesn't have a sump. I'm going to use live sand/rock in it and was wondering if I could add it at same time or should I add sand wait a bit then lr? I'm thinking its going to cycle correct?
Dont get me wrong you can Add ls lr in sump if youd like imo tho not neccessary
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Here is a good three part link on sumps that will help you out.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sumps, Part I by Greg Taylor - Reefkeeping.com
Great article thanks
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Dont get me wrong you can Add ls lr in sump if youd like imo tho not neccessary
Think ill go chaeto. Seems to be least maintenance, & simplest way to go. Also seems like there's multiple ways just like everything else saltwater no "right" or "wrong" way, just different ways.
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