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Old 06-04-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Retail sump options?

Where can I buy an inexpensive reliable sump filter for freshwater use?

Marineland makes one that is made of plastic and even has a biowheel but they only sell it to Petco for use in Petco. Not sold to the public for some reason. Its what Petco uses for their aquariums.
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IMO there's not enough benefit adding a sump to a FW system. You'll gain some water volume and a place to hide your heater but thats all. In a SW system it gives a place to hide a skimmer and other equipment. The retail stores use a sump so they can over crowd their tanks. Good luck!
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Yes i also plan to overcrowd my tank(s) for my breeding projects. For example when rearing 100+ fry in a 55 gallon. Growing fry will produce more ammonia than most filters can handle. Will need a massive bio filter capacity so I won't have to do water changes ever 6 hours. I have lots of tanks but they will be filled up when my breeding projects begin.

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