Ok, this thought always comes and goes. and comes and goes. And now its back again. So Im posting it, now that its on my mind again.
Whats better, sumps, canisters, or HOB
When I was a kid it was HOB
filters. And after years I am getting back into the love of keeping and raising fish. And now all our tanks have Canisters(Rena xp3 and 4's). I love them and think they work very well.
But the thought of a sump is back online.
My questions on the sump are:
If the filter pad gets too dirty, wont water back up and over flow, making a mess?
If the water pump quits working. Wont the sump continue to fill with water?
I think the strainer grooves on the overflow box is to prevent fish from being sucked in. And "I THINK" somehow you have to match the lower end of the overflow grooves that help prevent the sump from over flowing. Right?
A canister and HOB
Filter has a tube that goes down half or almost all the way down the aquarium wall with its suction intake. And a sump is more like a surface skimming filter. How does it catch as much food and stuff as a filter that is half way down the wall does?
One of my 125g tanks have a stand with Narrow doorways. I think I may have to cut one of them posts to get a sump into it. Right?