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Old 03-21-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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Seaham...so if you don't have anything in the sump, what is doing all your filtering? Something has to catch the large chunks.

Thanks for the help.....
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:21 PM   #12
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How about an Eco System setup? I heard that those are awesome and you can add Chaeto to that, right? I'm guessing that might even be better then a W/D or a standard sump with live rubble. This is how I want to setup my 120gal.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:37 PM   #14
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large chunks of what??? I have LR as my natural filtration. I do not have tons of debri floating around the tank, the only problem is when my eel and clown get pissed they kick up sand and after a few hours its settled down.

There should not be large chunks of anything in a tank floating around? Not sure what your referring to. I will run filter floss in the sump to polish the water every once in a while. Most sumps have a place to put a carbon bag or floss when needed. In a W/D its a good idea to run the floss all the time to stop waste from collecting in the bioballs. In a sump set up there is not need to run it. If there is any waste it settles out in the tank or sump. the sump I will vacuum out once a year and then there is not that much waste.
The other reason I dont run filter pads is because they trap the pods and I want them to make it back up into the main tank.
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Large chunks, meaning crap. Thanks for the help
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:28 AM   #16
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I have a friend that will give me a wet/dry with a protien skimmer. What if you just took out the bioballs? Would it make a cheaper, poor man's sump.....or would it be a disaster?
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