IM trying to see how cheap i can do a tank for alot of the stuff is cheap because i have connections and work at a Home improvement store
, one of the best ways to get a cheap set up (sometimes vvery large and very expensive set ups) is to keep an eye on the classifieds section of the local newspaper. You may have to wait awhile, but the bargains are there
DIY sump: Not sure on any suggestions on the cheapest but a reliable way? And all what i should use for a filtermedia?
In the DIY
section there is a sticky on how justDIY made a DIY
sump/trickle filter, which might be helpful. If your simply looking for a sump (rather than a trickle filter, a 10g tank works well and are pretty cheap. What to use as media, is dependant on how you want to set the tank up, for a FO
you'll want some biological media, for FOWLR
and REEF, you will use the rock and sand in the tank for nitrification and use the sump to hide equipment, increase water volume and possibly add a refugium.