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
. 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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