Originally Posted by PontiacFan87
So im in the process of gathering all the things I need for my 125 gallon FOWLR
build. Originally I was going to do a 25 gallon sump with a wet/dry trickle filter setup. Having second thoughts about the sump now since im not planning on using a simmer, so do I really need to have a sump? I was thinking about running 2 of the marineland emperor 400 hang on back filters. Will those 2 hang on back filters be enough? Is there more advantages to a sump then the more room?
You can't really do better than AquaClear (HOB
) filters. A couple of AC
70s placed at opposite ends of the tank would work well. I have ACs on all my large tanks. Two AC
70s would be about $100.00, but these are real "work horses" and are easy to service. You get a good warranty, 2 years and they last just about forever. I've had several AC
50s running for close to 6 years with no problems.
Just a thought.