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Old 02-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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suggestions on sump for 55 gallon

I am considering upgrading my 20 gallon FOWLR tank to a 55. I am wanting input on the best setup for a sump. Basically im thinking of using my 20 tall for the sump and looking at a reef octopus skimmer. other then that im really in the dark as far as where the compartments should go, what biomedia i should use, and whether to to an overflow box or just drill it. Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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The tall isnt a very good choice you'd be better off with a long but 20 gallons would be plenty but if you could find a 30 long that'd be perfect imo
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The tall isnt a very good choice you'd be better off with a long but 20 gallons would be plenty but if you could find a 30 long that'd be perfect imo
Ok I can search CL for one. What type of media should I use? Should I use the overflow method or will that not deliver enough water to the sump?
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The overflows gph is controlled by your return pumps gph..however much water is pumped into the tank will be drained from the tank but what are your plans for stocking this tank? Any coral? And are you wanting a refugium for macro algea and pod growth?
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i think the 20 high would be fine. thats what i am using on my 72 with a reef octopus skimmer. check my build thread for pics. theres a link in my sig.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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The overflows gph is controlled by your return pumps gph..however much water is pumped into the tank will be drained from the tank but what are your plans for stocking this tank? Any coral? And are you wanting a refugium for macro algea and pod growth?
I currently have a 20 FOWLR with 2 false Percs a bicolor blenny sand sifting sea star And then the CUC which right now is 2 hermits and a nice sized snail. I'm more looking to get an anemone for the clowns to home in but other then that nothing much. I'm not going to put anything else right now
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I'm debating on a ref. but I think I'm going to use a ten for my Musial when I try to grow my own
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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So new development. My current tank stand is too short width wise to accommodate a 20 long or 20 wide it will fit a 10 gallon. What to do what to do?
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I plan on using a 10g tank for my sump on a 60g cube tank. I can't even fit 24" inches under the 60g lol
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I plan on using a 10g tank for my sump on a 60g cube tank. I can't even fit 24" inches under the 60g lol
But will a 10 hold the bio an skimmer I need for a FOWLR?
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