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Old 12-05-2017, 12:04 AM   #1
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Eahopps 300 wet dry

Hello i found a cheap wet dry system. I was wondering if this will work for a sump? Also if so is it possible i can take out one of the wet dry compartment so i can add my protein skimmer and the last one for the return?
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Depending on tanks size and your set up you don't need both chambers of media.
The problem will be that the PS should be in a section of sump that never has fluctuations in water level as that will effect the skimmers performance.
I run my skimmer in last section of my sump but I waterbridge a 29g to my sump to diminish the effects of evap.
You could always get an ATO for the sump if fluctuations are really a problem.
IMO the dividers/overflows are to control micro bubbles from re entering the tank.That may also be a problem with having the skimmer last in sump?
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So would i be better to have the last compartment skimmer and return pump if itís raised?
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No the last chamber fluctuates the most .
If you pump to skimmer through hose then the effects may be less noticeable. But skimmers with pump attached may be more effected by volume changes .
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Though it could work, I normally recommend against purchased sump systems. I made the mistake and it just didnít do what I needed it to.
Tie this in with wet dry being obsolete tech, Iíd rather a spare aquarium or sump made out of grade 2 plastics.
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I have a 40 breeder that i was going to make into a sump Iím just not to sure how to make the baffles
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Don't get too stressed over the baffles. You can simply get some glass cut at any hardware store and silicone it into place.
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Is there a proper way they should be up? I know i viewers some online where they had the overflow go into socks for the sump then the water goes up and over 3 baffles them under one after the protein skimmer to the return pump
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Also what kind of sand can i use besides the live sand? Is it pool filter sand?
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Thatís a pretty basic setup. Nothing wrong with it at all.
As for sand, either of those will work. Keep in mind pool filter sand is silicate based and youíll have a longer diatom bloom. Other than that, only difference is color and grain size.
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