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Old 06-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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Sump question.

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I have a question. I have a 180 gallon tank that I'm in the process of getting equipment for. The tank has an inbuilt filter type deal. Just want to know if that'd be okay or a sump would be better. I'm keen to make a sump but paranoid ill make it wrong or do something wrong and I'll come home from work with water everywhere. Here are some photos of my tank.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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sweet tank, im just taking the plunge into marine but as far as i know if you can fit a sump in then you would be better off. there doesnt seem to be many cons on using one
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'm really paranoid about drilling my tank. Cos if it cracks I will go postal. Plus it was originally going to be a cichlid setup. But I've decided to take the time and expenses of making it a reef as my current tank is doing well.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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That's why idiot me got the in tank filter for 300 dollars.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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You got the in tank filter for the setup to be a cichlid tank? I haven't seen anything like it and not so sure on how effective it would be in saltwater. A sump is always best bet IMO. I just got done making one from a 20 long for my 55. It is simple to do, you just need a second set of hands. It only cost me 54 bucks when all was said and done, couple sheets of cut glass from Lowes, silicon, and the tank.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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I got the filter to save me spending a ****load on one. One of my lfs has all their display tanks set up with filters like this. Worried about it overflowing while I'm at work with a power outage or something. I know they're probably best.
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That lfs having no Marine though.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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Thanks! I'm really paranoid about drilling my tank. Cos if it cracks I will go postal. Plus it was originally going to be a cichlid setup. But I've decided to take the time and expenses of making it a reef as my current tank is doing well.
As long as you ask questions and take your time drilling it should be fine. A few good youtube videos on drilling a tank.
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I'll have to have a look, thanks.
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