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Old 02-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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I know that it is recommended to have a sump on SW tank but is it necessary? and if so what is the minimum tank size where it is absolutely necessary to have one?
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It's not necessary but the benefits are well worth it. Extra water volume, refugiums, a place to put equipment so it's not crowding your DT. They are completely customizable to anything you could want to do or put in it. I'd have one as big as I could fit under my stand.

I've talked to people on here who wanted to make mini 5 gallon sumps. I think if you were going to do one make it as big as possible but at least 25% of your DT size if you wanted a number. But that's only my opinion.



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I have a canister and HOB protein skimmer not to mention heater in the tank. In my situation a sump is not an option but really wish I could have one. Looking into another setup in the future there is no other choice than having a sump.

Can you do it without? Sure can.
Is it the best option. Absolutely!!
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I have a canister and HOB protein skimmer not to mention heater in the tank. In my situation a sump is not an option but really wish I could have one. Looking into another setup in the future there is no other choice than having a sump.

Can you do it without? Sure can.
Is it the best option. Absolutely!!

I was looking into a canister. I think that might be my best option
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I was looking into a canister. I think that might be my best option

This could be like a ford vs. Chevy discussion. I have eheim's on my freshwater and a fluval on saltwater and both do what they are supposed to. Many others out there including Sun-Sun that might be a less expensive option. I did find that the fluval with media baskets is easier to service than the eheim's 2215 that do not have baskets

My water is crystal clear with both brands. Much depends on tank size and your bio load.
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This could be like a ford vs. Chevy discussion. I have eheim's on my freshwater and a fluval on saltwater and both do what they are supposed to. Many others out there including Sun-Sun that might be a less expensive option. I did find that the fluval with media baskets is easier to service than the eheim's 2215 that do not have baskets



My water is crystal clear with both brands. Much depends on tank size and your bio load.

I think I'm going to try running a sump with a wet dry system
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What would be a good size sump for a 75g?
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The answer is the biggest you can have. The more water added to the system helps dilute any possible issues. Along with that, it gives you room to add any equipment to your system without it being in the display tank...skimmer, algae turf scrubber, reactors, heater...you get the idea.
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The answer is the biggest you can have. The more water added to the system helps dilute any possible issues. Along with that, it gives you room to add any equipment to your system without it being in the display tank...skimmer, algae turf scrubber, reactors, heater...you get the idea.

Yea it sounds like it is extremely beneficial. What compartment of the sump do you recommend putting equipment such as that in?
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