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Old 10-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #21
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Ok thanks for all the help, so right now on my TO BUY LIST I have

Reef Octopus NWB-200 8" Internal Protein Skimmer

A 30 gallon tank to build my sump

Any suggestions on lightning? I want to have some coral eventually, I'll probably start out with LR sand and fish

Anything else I need to get this bad boy up and going?

Should I get a hang on the back filter or not?

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Old 10-22-2010, 09:02 PM   #22
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Alright, I'm about to being my sump build following exactly as that video stated above, I have a noob question, how do I know how wide to make each chamber, and by width I mean how much distance from the LR chamber to the protein skimmer chamer ect ect

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #23
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It depends on the size of your skimmer... you need to have room for the skimmer, so it needs to be at least that big. The more LR you have the better filtration you have. With building the sump it is kinda up to you... as long as all the equipment fits that's all that matters.
If you have a sump you don't need a canister or a hang on the back filter.
30g is better then 20g but 60g would be even better, again there is no rule, it's just more water volume is better (no limit on that).

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