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Old 10-03-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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You going to make your own sump or buy one?
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most likely buy....I cant see myself building something that wont fail haha
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #13
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Good question! lol Since mine is predrilled already I will be going for 600 gph. My 125g goes at 1200 gph or so for comparison. BUT my 125g is also a reef tank so I wanted alot of flow.

I plan on adding 2 koralia powerheads at 750gph as well. Hopefully that will be enough. I don't have the money for a new set of 1050 gph powerheads and I have the 750's doing nothing so in they go. lol
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im kinda new to the wet/dry sump...what gph should I be striving for on a 90 gal tnak?
Anywhere between 5(better 6) and 10 times the water volume. So 500-900 gph. But that's just me
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I just basically wanna know what I need...since this is totally different than FW
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for example....what do you think of this....Eshopps Refugium R-100 - Second Generation - Pets & Ponds
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Here are some articles to give you an idea on sumps and fuges

Refugiums,fuges or refuge
Berlin method of filtration
Protein skimming - is it right for you?
Sumps Explained
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If your buying one, you can basically go by the recommendations of the manufacturer, they will give you the suggested tank size for you.
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so would a wet/dryfilter work instead of a refugium?
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For fish only it would be ok from what I have heard and researched. The bio balls can trap debris and nitrates so maintaining the filter is a must.
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