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Old 11-29-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Sump from a 3 year old tank

I currenty have a 29g (cycled) FOWLR with a Fluval 204 Canister w/ bio-balls. Someone is selling me a 20g sump that I want to use to replace the Fluval. Can I just swap between the two, or will it change my bio-load, causing another cycle? Also, it will be a 15 minute drive to transport the sump. Will there be a lot of die-off in the sump? Most of the water will still be in the sump. Thanks!!

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Old 11-30-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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If it is a true sump, it is just a container to hold water. I doubt there would be any "die off' unless he has stuff growing in it. You could clean it out and add it to your system and not have any cycle issues.

I assume you have an overflow and return pump to make the sumpe work with your setup?

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