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Old 06-20-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Sump for increased water volume

I am considering adding a sump for the sole purpose of adding more water volume and LR.
My current set up is a 46 bowfront, 2 maxijet 1200 PHs, Remora PRO skimmer, and canister filter with LR rubble only in it. I have 60 lbs of LR.

I am thinking of adding a simple 10gal min sump using an overflow box. Is adding 20% more water and another 20lbs of LR worth it?

I would remove the canister filter.

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Re: Sump for increased water volume

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Is adding 20% more water and another 20lbs of LR worth it?
Of course!!!

Any addition is worth it if it'll add water volume and LR... wouldn't cost that much at all if you're smart with DIY.
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If you use a 10 gallon tank, remember that you'll actually have less than 10 gallons in it. Bigger is better.
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If I was going through the trouble of setting one up I would go larger than 10 gal. Just my 2 cents.
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might as well go for a fuge if your putting LR in there
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