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Old 03-01-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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coral in a sump

Ok i have had a saltwater tank for about 2 years now> but i have never used a sump!! i want to know if there is a reason that someone can give me that my leathers could not live in my sump. There is at least 12" of water in a standard 29gal at all times. I will be putting a compact light on the sump to grow the spaghetti algae any way!! It is just too hard and expensive to put a reef light on the main tank (for many reasons) and i dont want to get rid of the leathers!! well what opinions do you have!!

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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Are you making your main tank a fish only? If so I personally see no problem. It's basically making two tanks into one except you have your corals in your smaller tank! JMO!

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as long as you have enough light you will be fine. I keep my sun coral in my sump for the exact reason that it has no light but opposite is fine.
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