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Old 10-23-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Sump Help

These are some ruff sketches of what I think I am going to put together for my sump. I've never done this, SO ALL OPINIONS AND ADVICE IS NEEDED! Let me know what you think is good or bad. Thanks guys!

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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A,b and c is really not needed but it will be fine if you still do it. Looks good to me
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:51 AM   #3
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A,b and c is really not needed but it will be fine if you still do it. Looks good to me
So the water just running through floss/sponge, bio balls and back into the tank is enough filtration? What removes the ammonia and nitrates? Just good ol' water changes?
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So the water just running through floss/sponge, bio balls and back into the tank is enough filtration? What removes the ammonia and nitrates? Just good ol' water changes?
The bacterias in the bio balls and in the substrate will remove the ammonia.
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The bacterias in the bio balls and in the substrate will remove the ammonia.
So from my pics I should be ok in your opinion? I'm only using the seachem products in ABC because I already use them in my fluval 405. Keeps it clean!
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So from my pics I should be ok in your opinion? I'm only using the seachem products in ABC because I already use them in my fluval 405. Keeps it clean!
As mentioned by Andrew, yes you should be fine, if you are using A,B,C already, it is up to you to keep it, it is not going to hurt.

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So from my pics I should be ok in your opinion? I'm only using the seachem products in ABC because I already use them in my fluval 405. Keeps it clean!
That's fine if you still want to use it, it won't hurt a thing.
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I would add a bubble trap. But otherwise looks good
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Also looks like your using a siphon style suction for your overflow. Check out gl*******s.com they've got good kits. I personally like them better. But that's just my opinion. And there a lot of DIY videos on you tube to set up the glass hole kit.
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UARUJOEY on YouTube is great at making all things Fishkeeping ? Would advise anyone to check his videos out
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