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Old 11-05-2004, 03:01 PM   #11
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waterfall style sump would bassically be a giant HOB filter. (without the filter.) a pump syphons water into the sump and its returned to the tank via a "water fall." when the sump stops, so does the waterfall. easy as that. a baffle system could be built into the sump to help direct water. I would do it in a cool "refugum" style. with lots of LS and LR. Heater and skimmer would be placed in one third of the sump and the refugum built into the other two thirds.

This is the basic Idea for my plans. I am also going to be running a canister filter at the same time as my main source of filtration.

Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

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