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Old 01-19-2013, 02:51 AM   #1
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Sump for 180

Hi was wondering what size sump for 180 gallon tank. How many chambers should I have planning on macro algae refugium protein skimmer gfo reactor return pump. It's bin awhile change tank size 150g to 180g planning on tangs, so do I need other reactors like phosphate reactor, calcium reactor planning on a mixed reef tank. And what about external pump for sump. Also planning on ato resoviar any suggestion advice on sump filter socks. I visited live-aquaria website and got tank size needed for tangs my build is slow because I want to be shore of equipment setup I want. Thanks
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:43 AM   #2
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Most people usually have an in section a refugium (where the macro algae grows) and and out section with maybe a bubble trap in between. And size wise bigger is better the more water you can get running through your tank the better quality it will be to be honest
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When you look at the size of protien skimmer you are going to get, that is a sump size factor if it's an internal skimmer. Bigger is better for the sump. I wouldn't and don't use filter socks for mine except if I'm doing something that stirs up the sand.
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I would go with as large a sump as you can fit under the stand. Make sure you are able to work easily in it and go from there.

My rule has been to have a fuge section aroun 10-15% of display tank volume. Bigger is better and allows for more macro options.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #5
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Thank you everyone I will go as big a sump I can fit under stand. I hope for a 180g I can do a 60 gallon sump or should I go bigger. I know skimmer must fit size of sump, and external return pump ok to do.
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