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Old 11-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Sump/refugium

Hi in other thread I was told algae Srubber today I'm lost still on filter choice I hear that it will help with the nitrates I'm be to saltwater ans I'm pa.bing on a 150 gallon tank reef start with fowlr then add corals after I get aquanted with fish its so hard to get started
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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What are you asking? Can you please restate your question more clearly?
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Was asking a about sump a good refugium I was told algae scrubber sump
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You are asking about three different things. A sump, a refugium, and an algae scrubber are not the same thing. What are you wanting information on?

It is important to make your posts clear and use grammar and punctuation - folks are more likely to be able to provide you help that way.
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A good sump to get sorry for grammar
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You can use any tank for a sump. The bigger the better.

You can also buy sumps as well but generally I recommend building your own.
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Thank everyone for all your suggestions. I'm planing out what size tank and shape. Size I'm looking at is 150 gallons, can't decide sump/refugium what type of refugium algae scrubber or ecosystem. What bothers me is internal overflow,external cause if one day I decide to go back to fw hobby then I feel sump won't be good for fw hobby. Planing slow cause in here in New York were getting back slowly from the hurricane sandy. Tomorrow there's another storm comming
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Sumps are fine for fw.
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Can you use a protein skimmer for fw tank. That's why I'm still undecided on internal and external overflow box setup, not shore if plumbing is used and can be used for fw to. Slow planning no room for two tanks any advice.
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No you can't use skimmers but that has nothing to do with a sump for fw. They both utilize different things. And if your not planning on keeping a saltwater tank for years don't even set one up.
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