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Old 07-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #41
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Bulk reef supply usually has comparable prices. You can also sign up for their "rewards" program. For every dollar you spend, you get a point that you can "cash in" towards a purchase. Bulk reef supply has really good "how to" videos to help set up a tank. Also Foster and Smith have good prices. I buy my salt from them and if you spend at least $50 you get free shipping.
What size sump did you use?
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I had a custom sump made and it is about 40 gallons. A word of advice.... Make sure the skimmer you get will fit into the sump.
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I had a custom sump made and it is about 40 gallons. A word of advice.... Make sure the skimmer you get will fit into the sump.
Okay, any retail sumps you would recommend?
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Okay, any retail sumps you would recommend?
I am not sure about premade ones. Maybe someone else could help on that. I have read that some people make their own sump even just using a rubber maid tub
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Okay, any retail sumps you would recommend?
How much you looking to spend and do you want one with a refugium?
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How much you looking to spend and do you want one with a refugium?
Okay, let's start from basics. What exactly is a sump? I've been researching but can someone tell me in a basic way?
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Okay, let's start from basics. What exactly is a sump? I've been researching but can someone tell me in a basic way?


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Hope that helps with a refugium added makes it a stronger filter you can add sand and live rock in the refugium.
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Hope that helps with a refugium added makes it a stronger filter you can add sand and live rock in the refugium.
Is it hard to plumb?
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Is it hard to plumb?
No you can get a all in one like mine
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No you can get a all in one like mine
All in one? I'm also stuck. I have a chance to get a 220 gallon at a good price but the stand probably needs some painting. The other tank is 210 and pet store will let me make payments. Stand is free with a canopy. Pet store is 2
45 minutes away but the other guy maybe 3 hours. Pet store tank is brand new, other is used. Not sure what to do here. Haha
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