Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-19-2011, 10:36 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 221
Will a 20 gal sump service a 75 gal tank? Just curious since we are talking filtration. Also if a Aquaripure denitrifier is used do you need a skimmer and bio media? They make some large claims about this denitrifier.
__________________

__________________
ShooterRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #22
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
Yes, you would still need a skimmer and live rock (live serves for all types of biomedia). A denitrator does only that, allows for denitrifying bacteria to remove nitrate if the live rock isn't enough. The live rock was enough in my tank, but that can depend on how much rock you have and your bioload (weight of fish plus food).

Any sump is better than no sump. I recommend getting the biggest tank you can that will fit in the sump. For a 75 this is usually a 30long.
__________________

__________________
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Do you have enough room underneath for a 20L tank? then you can have skimmer section, a large refugium and then a decent sized return pump area.

You also can just do the skimmer with filter socks for mechanical filtration and leave the refugium option open.

I have no idea about the denitrifiors...just what i read and there's no one I have heard mention that uses it.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 221
I have the 29 tank set up and running now. If I go to a 75 down the road I would think I can use it as a sump tank. Yes? Would the change over be a problem while the 75 cycles. How would you go about that?
__________________
ShooterRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:11 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
GreenMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
You know what? You guys talked me into it. I figure that I will just suck it up and do the extra work and put in a sump/refugium, because I asked myself and I will not be able to resist not wanting corals eventually! Lol the thing is... Is that the idea of installing a sump and refugium intimidates the **** out of me :/ I am aware that Aqueon makes a prebuilt sump/refugium model and I would like to go this route as I am more comfortable buying a pre made model rather then building one myself. So. Scrap the idea of using the canister filter? Or use both? Any advice here on how to get started, do's/don'ts would be very much appreciated as a sump/refugium is completely new ground for me
__________________
GreenMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I was a total wreck when I set up my first sump. You shoulda read the thread as it was going on, the 125g AND the whole sump idea was way too intense for me. BUT believe it or not it wasn't that hard with the help from the people on this forum.

There's a few tricks here and there and it will all come together. Now mind you, I'm not a very "handy" or DIY kinda gal but I did it and it works and I've never had a failure yet.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
GreenMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
I can only imagine lol so the refugium/sump is a definite buy for me, along with a protein skimmer. Which I will do more research on and find out which one would be the best for me to use. As far as return pumps go, how are they installed? I've skimming here and there and I've read that some people have to drill holes for them or something like that? Which is a real turn off for me.. Especially since my aquarium is glass.
__________________
GreenMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #28
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
Reefkeeping.org has some good articles on sump design.

The book 'Reef Invertebrates' by Calfo and Fenner is great. It has whole chapters on live sand, live rock, rerugiums, etc. It is one of few books that even in the age of the internet is worth buying. They had to go independent publishing since apparently at least one of them has a huge issue with aquacultured rock (almost a rant in the book), but overall invaluable info.
__________________
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:42 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 751
I highly recommend 'Reef Invertebrates' along with Fishguy. Bob Fenner answers questions on WWM as well and has proven himself a wealth of information, very reliable guy.
__________________
Display tank - 24g nano w/ softies/montipora

I run electrical appliances underwater and enjoy injecting things with Kalk filled syringes.
Sarcothelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
GreenMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Alright, I will definitely have to check that out thank you. What are some good corals to start out with for beginners? I plan on getting a pair of clowns so if their is a hardy anemone out their I'm all ears
__________________

__________________
GreenMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refugium, sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remodel sump/refugium? JennyLynn9579 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 07-27-2011 01:19 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.