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Old 03-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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I currently have 30g tank with more than 30lbs of live rock and 30lbs of live sand, and couple of corals greens star polyps, zoanthid, frogspawn, 1 maroon mushroom, gosh are clowns(2x) firefish goby , 6 line wrasse, running quad t5 10k (2) actinic (2) fixtures, and i am using penn flax 1000 canister filter, now my question is what size sump do i need t replace my canister filter. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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You can do any size in reality. Just understand that the bigger the better as more water surface helps with co2 removal. A sump is really for putting your equipment into so it isn't hanging on the back of your tank. Now if you were looking at a fuge, that would be a different story, but same still applies.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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My plan to are to add skimmer, linesand and live rock some kind of plants to keep nitrate or whatever chemicals from main tank to sump... I can only fit. 10g tank under the stand..
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Then 10 gal is what you should go. IDK if a 10 gal would be large enough for all of that though...
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If whatever fits at 10g, the only important for me to add is skimmer other than that i dont really know what else to put on to the 10g tank... If you can recommend me what is the easiest way to build a 10g sump its better because i just started to do this hobby... Im still learning
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I would just grab a small cheap aquarium for your sump. I'd get as much of your equipment into it as you can. A skimmer is prob a good idea if you are planning on keeping any harder corals.
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Just plain tank an skimmer and return pump would be okie? Coz i have a marinelad maxinet pump/cicrulation pump extra an a skimmer for up to 60g tank... That should be enough?
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Might. Youll need an overflow box. Id recommend one from cpr with an aqualifter.
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Overflow box is that the that one that you hang at the back of the tank?
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Yes. The aqualifter is 15 bucks and will make sure you always keep water flowing in. It and the cpr box were a great purchase.
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