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Old 06-29-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
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H.O.B. Sump???

Is this H.O.B. sump I found on Ebay worth it? I am starting a 20-29 gallon FOWLR tank and want to have just a bit more filtration than is necessary. I don't have the room for an under tank setup and thought that this might be a decent option. Take a look at the link bellow and let me know if it is a waste of money, or worth the investment please...

Acrylic Refugium + Skimmer + Free pump FS New Reef Sump - eBay (item 150459719483 end time Jul-23-10 13:41:15 PDT)
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:36 AM   #2
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It doesn't look to bad but that skimmer is probably terrible. If it was cheaper I'd say go for it. I dunno. I'm 50/50.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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check with thincat, his sump is a behind the tank slim fit type thing I beleive
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Those always seemed like a lot of money for not much real estate. how many Lbs of LR do you have?
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I don't have my tank set up yet. I just bought a 29g tank and 24#LR. The LR should arrive later this week, Friday hopefully, and it will all be set up. I thought this H.O.B. filter might be worth it as a way to add a little bit more filtration and an area to put chaeto, or something of the sorts... Is this a bad idea?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:21 PM   #6
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Nope thats the best thing to do with them! A lot of people just assume though that they are going to filter out everything bad instantly.
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I plan on doing PWC every week or every other week depending on what I decide to put in it, and letting all the living micro-organisms that live in the tank do most of the work as it is more natural. This H.O.B. filter will be for a little piece of mind. I found the same one but only 10" shorter for $80 and purchased it. When it gets here I'll set it up and let you all know how it works out.
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Here is a rough pic of my HOB filter. I would like to know what to put and where to put it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I would start by just stuffing it with cheato and see if you need to add anything else. Natural solutions are usually the best.
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