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Old 04-04-2013, 04:48 AM   #11
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Here's a pic of my sump does it seem too small for 180g tank there's alot of room under this tank

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
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What size is it? I'm sure any size sump is better than anything. I would upgrade tho to a 40-55g.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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Here's a pic of my sump does it seem too small for 180g tank there's alot of room under this tank
Yeah that's not a very big sump. I would try to go as large as possible. If you could, I would recommend going with a larger tank that could possible hold a refugium even. Have you put together a stock list? Do you wanna go reef or fish only with live rock?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:46 PM   #14
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Yeah the bigger is better. Don't limit yourself. That's a sweet size dt!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #15
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I want to go fowlr the reef stuff doesn't interest me much to expensive and too much work. My stock list I would like to get a banded cat shark a harlequin tusk some nice trigger maybe a puffer an eel and a lion fish if these are compatible or not I am not sure. I wonder if I can add another chamber to my existing sump to make it bigger that way it would have 3 chambers and be able to house a Refugium.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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IMO I would try to reconsider the banded shark and tusk. if you're just starting out in SW, those 2 fish are pretty pricey fish to be experimenting with. get some cheaper, easier to maintain fish for 6-12 months then if you've got a good grasp on the hobby, move onto the more expensive fish. also with a stock list like that, that's going to be a pretty decent sized bioload once they start packing on size, which will reinforce the need for oversized equipment. If you are wanting to keep this as "cheap" as possible (I don't think sw and cheap go together lol) id suggest buying used equipment to get you going and over time, upgrade things. about 2-2.5 years ago I started with an entire used 125 setup and have since bought and replaced every piece of equipment on it, short of lighting. wish you the best of luck and keep the questions coming! don't forget to research until your eyeballs hurt
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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Great advice huma!
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:14 AM   #18
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Thank you all so much great advice. Here's something I'm thinking of sound I was thinking of adding a 3rd chamber to my existing sump I'm guessing If I get acrylic cut to size I can glue another chamber on and just cut out a chunk in the existing sump for water to travel through. That way chamber 1 will be Refugium chamber 2 protein skimmer housing Anf chamber 3 pump housing. What do you guys think??
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Thank you all so much great advice. Here's something I'm thinking of sound I was thinking of adding a 3rd chamber to my existing sump I'm guessing If I get acrylic cut to size I can glue another chamber on and just cut out a chunk in the existing sump for water to travel through. That way chamber 1 will be Refugium chamber 2 protein skimmer housing Anf chamber 3 pump housing. What do you guys think??
I would go that route if I were in your position. I heard that Petco was running a sale something like a buck a gallon on their new tanks. Take a measurement, go down and buy the biggest one that will fit in the stand. Then you can run your different chambers and such. I would not want to even mess with glueing another chamber or trying to add another chamber some way. Then just go to a glass shop and spend close to nothing for your chambers and then just silicone that inside. Just something I would do, hope It helps.
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Great idea I'm gonna make a couple petco and check Craigslist out for a tank
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