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Old 03-03-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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Pump would be inside the sump or plumbed through a bulkhead. The pump would push water through the filter and then return to the tank.
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Thanks. How many baffles (sections) would I need at a minimum in this sump.
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I say 75g to 90g as south american cichlids always produce a heavy bio-load,

Baffle wise I really don't know how to make a freshwater sump, I've done plenty of DIY saltwater sump/refugium ...but you should go with at least 3 sections from there I can't really help much lol
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If you go with the smaller sump and external pond filter you don't necessarily need baffles. I would not rely on the sump for any actual filtration in the sump. Use it for heaters and other equipment. If you use a good pond filter it will provide much better filtration anyways.
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