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Old 05-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #11
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Cool..... That's what I was thinking.... Thanx!!! Would it be better in the big tank or one of the three sections of the sump?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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Try to get as much of your equipment as your can in the sump. Makes you DT look better and easier to clean.
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just in the main tank. Bacteria grows on everything so don't worry about it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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Thanx again you all..... Kristy..... If you look at my pictures of my sump..... The bio balls will be replaced by live rock...... With that being said, in your opinion which section of the sump tank would be better for the HOB filter to go in?!?!
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If you can, I'd recommend you put a macro algae in the middle section. I have chaeto and it grows great with a simple and cheap clip on desk lamp from home depot with a 17 watt cfl bulb.

Why are you planning on running a filter? The whole concept of a sump is to replace the filter. Mind you if you have build up problems of things like silicate or phosphate, you could add a filter later just for the media additions.
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Thanx Ingy.... That's actually y I was asking..... Ive never done salt water before..... Nor have I ever done a sump before....... Do your saying tgat the sump will go all of the filtering that needs to be done?!?! There's actually not any filter media at all in the sump.
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That's right. Some run filter socks on the drain and some don't.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:50 AM   #18
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Like Ingy said, you don't need the HOB filter. There are ways to add filter media without it.
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If you can, I'd recommend you put a macro algae in the middle section. I have chaeto and it grows great with a simple and cheap clip on desk lamp from home depot with a 17 watt cfl bulb.

Why are you planning on running a filter? The whole concept of a sump is to replace the filter. Mind you if you have build up problems of things like silicate or phosphate, you could add a filter later just for the media additions.
Ingy..... Where might I find some chaeto?!?! I assume it grows fairly rapidly so I wouldn't need much..... Or would I?!?! I just don't know where to get it?
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Most LFS carry it. It grows rapidly and a baseball sized amount will grow in no time. I throw about a football sized amount out every 2 months or so.
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