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Old 04-14-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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SUMP OR NO SUMP!!!!!!

Anyone's input will be cosidered.....

Do you reccomend that I use a sump for my 50 gal. oceanic tank or should I buy the BakPak 2R only....keep into mind I am going to put coral and reefs in my tank later on throughout this SW tank process......i need help to decide!! !!

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mag drive 7 pump
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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A sump adds water to your system, making it more stable. It is also a great place to keep all your heaters/hydrometer/protein skimmer etc instead of taking up room in your main tank.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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So do you sugest I buy a sup instead of a bakpak 2R or no? im confused
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2 MJ-1200
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Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
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The BakPak 2R is not a substitute for a sump. I avocate both. You dont have to buy a sump but you can make one out of just about anything that holds water.
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Im starting to undertand the process its just, what do you suggest I use as a pump for the water to go from the sump to the tank....also, what is the overflow tank that will go on my 50 gal. tank??
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2 MJ-1200
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Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:21 PM   #6
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i say sump pump but i dont know anything about them
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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well thanks lol but im gonna need a specific name because I've got to reasearch them so i kno wut im talking about when i try to install it on my tank
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2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:27 PM   #8
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so anyone with some background information on sump ant how to install them please HELP ME OUT! ! it woul be greatly appreciated
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2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:44 PM   #9
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In the above post i meant AND*
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2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:58 PM   #10
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you could just hit the edit buttonwhrere you post to the right and click the edit button
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