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Old 04-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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filter media for a sump?...

What filter media can i use in a sump?...
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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I have a filter sock to catch the big stuff, skimmer, sand, live rock and cheato. Seems to be working good so far. You can also add reactors.
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How often do u change the socks?... and i run on only socks, sand,and rock?
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And a skimmer ofcourse
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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Have only been up a couple weeks and have rinsed out the sock once.
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Ohh... i herd of people saying that they change them every day... so would the socks with rock and sand with out the alge work?..
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Those people usually have bigger fish, so they poop more and clogs up the socks over time. This leads to changing the sock every other daY or few day. Algae is not needed, but recommended. You can just have sock, sand, and rock if you wish.
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Ok... thank you for the advise.. im new at this and trying to learn and succeed in this hobby..=)
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:40 AM   #9
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And for the piping for the sump... do i just run one from the overflow to the sumps fit section or slit it to were the skimmer is?..
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One pipe from tank to sump and another from return pump to opposite end of tank.
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