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Old 02-06-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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Question about sump

I have a 50 gal reef tank. I have a 12 gal tank that used to be running, but now it just sits in my closet. Can I use it in a grav fed sump? If so how do you set them up? And what do you put in the tank?
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:09 AM   #2
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By; What do you put in the tank? Do you mean what do you put in the sump? If you do then you put your heater etc. in the sump. As for the rest, I don't have a sump so go nuts everyone else.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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Man, all seems so difficult. I don't think I got the time or money for all of that stuff. I thought you could just put a smaller tank under your tank, pump the water through and put stuff that cleans the water in that tank ex. skimmers, live bacteria, plants ext. Guess I'm an idiot. Thanks guys.
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Nope, it can be that simple. just water in , heater, water out.. or just water in/water out for that matter.. It only needs to be as complicated as you want it to be. You just need to make it big enough to suit your purposes. Baffles are there for a reason but not required.. etc etc....
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Baffles are not that hard to make either, though with that small of a tank I'd skip the baffles and just use for keeping the heaters.
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You`ll do just fine. I had a 10 gallon sump for my 55 gallon tank. Gravity fed down and pump back up. Real easy.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #8
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Did your 10 gal have stages, or was it just the tank. If it was just the tank, what was in it? Sorry, also can you tell me a little on how you set it up?
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It was a 10 gallon wet dry. Been a while so I cant remember what size pump.

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:50 AM   #10
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I think Im starting to fighure it out.
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