Well yes that's what they claim on the grunge hahha, but I do in fact have old filter pads also. As the tank I have with the fluval filter has been in operation for some time, the live sand was about 6 months old when I bought it and I purchased another bag of live sand when I picked up the tank.
The dry rock from marko should be here this week along with the useless grunge lol and Im was thinking on going to get 1 live rock from the lfs
to toss in there for some variety also maybe ask them for a cup of sand
SO... on top of all that. We decided to go with a sump instead of the over the back, cause I cant handle all the ugly pumps in my tank. So because we are working with such a small area underneath and we looked into the tanks we have here to try to use those (they wont work, they are to wide) We have decided to go with a pre-made acrylic one
15 Gal Refugium-Sump Wet/Dry Aquarium Filter 24x9x15 | eBay
its 24 by 9 by 15 (15 gallons) which gives us enough room to fit the skimmer underneath and the refugium. Now this sump is recommended at 200- 300 gph
so I am assuming I need to look for an overflow box and a return pump (powerhead) that is around 250- 300 gph
. My skimmer does 650-700 gph
so hopefully that wont mess anything up. I got a new one its rated for 125 gallons and its the coralife ... I know some of you do not recommend that one.
My husband plans to put ball valves on what he can so he can shut them off if necessary and I know we need to drill 2 holes in the return line just under the surface of the water.
Is there anything else of massive importance I need to know before venturing into the sump world ? Im a little nervous about over flow but I plan to fake some power outages and siphon failure to try to avoid any possible mishap .
Thanks for all your help