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Old 08-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Sump recommendation

I'm thinking about getting a sump customly made for my 210G tank. What would you recommend go in it?
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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What type of tank are you going to have? fish only or a full reef? If youre going reef you might be interested ion having a refugium section built in as well as a skimmer section.
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What type of tank are you going to have? fish only or a full reef? If youre going reef you might be interested ion having a refugium section built in as well as a skimmer section.
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3 compartments. Intake with skimmer-refugium-return area. Make sure the intake area is large enough for a good sized skimmer and a 7" filter sock. The entire sump should be as large as you can fit in the stand if possible. If you wanted to add media reactors you could hang them on the side.
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Any recommendations on the size with the tank being 210 gallons?
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A sump can never be too big. It can be too small though. Again, I would make it as large as possible.
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Are reactors nevessary?
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I don't use them, but many do. Phosphate removing media, carbon....
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But won't most if that probably be solved if you use at least a RO unit of 5 stages?
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I also am setting up a 210(225) reef. My question is shouldn't the protein skimmer go into the last chamber with the return pump? My lfs suggested this due to the refugium needing the nutrients that the skimmer would normally take out in the first stage.
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