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Old 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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my FINAL sump thread

Hey guys, I know I have probably about 5 threads regarding various sump stuff. This will be my final thread because I about have it together in my head.

So in here I will ask my various questions and I will post my progress as I go.

I'm going to be using a 10 gallon aquarium and a 5 gallon aquarium.
I want to put a divider in the 10 gallon and use 1 section as the inlet with a filter sock.
The second section will hold my heater and a skimmer and live rock.
The third section (the 5 gallon) will have some baffles and the return pump.

Is the order OK?

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Not sure you want the skimmer and live rock in the same chamber. Won't the skimmer eat up your pods?
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Not sure you want the skimmer and live rock in the same chamber. Won't the skimmer eat up your pods?
I thought that, but then where else could I put the live rock?
And does it matter if the skimmer eats my pods? I'm not collecting them.
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In my setup the skimmer is in with the filter socks. Then the next section is just LR and macro then the third chamber is my return pump. I'mnot sure where I will put my heater just yet.
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yeah,put your skimmer and heater in first section,you may not be collecting pods but they are good for your system.
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yeah,put your skimmer and heater in first section,you may not be collecting pods but they are good for your system.
The skimmer i could do but my heater is too big. Could I get away with the heater and rock in the second section?
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yep thats fine
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yeah, putting the heater and the rock together would be just fine.
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So overall my sump design looks good guys?
I'm really new to this stuff so don't be afraid to nitpick.
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cant u put the heaters in the first chamber of return tank to save room for lr and what not. im asking because i will soon be getting a sump/fuge and the return chamber would be a good spot for it
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