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Old 06-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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Quick opinions on a possible tank

So i found this 4ft online for $60 here are some pics oh and the thing on the side what is it

And is it worth it
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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It looks to me like an inbuilt sump area?


It'll be a way to have a larger space for filtration without the added clutter in the main tank area.

As for the price, you should look to haggle on it anyways
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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How would i set up a sump and what pump will i need
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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How would i set up a sump and what pump will i need
Hmmm there are multiple ways to set it up.

Ranging from sponges to bio balls etc, its more down to how you want to do it.

Honestly I've not set up a sump in a long time, sorry :c
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So you knw what sort of pump to get
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #6
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So you knw what sort of pump to get
Well you can get a variety of pumps, depending on the volume of the tank you can get something like this;

http://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/.../pumps/compact
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Looks great how many litres per hour will i need
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Looks great how many litres per hour will i need
Depends on tank volume and stocking firstly.
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I would shoot for 5-10x the tank volume per hour on a filter.
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Ok great help thnx do you recommend sump over internal filters
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I would shoot for 5-10x the tank volume per hour on a filter.
That's a good start number. But mbuna and Goldies are some messy fish and that may be cutting it close lol.

And yes, I'd prefer to have a sump on all my tanks if I could!
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Sumps are very efficient filters. I just don't know if I would have personally sacrificed tank space to put 1 in though
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Sumps are very efficient filters. I just don't know if I would have personally sacrificed tank space to put 1 in though
I've seen them acting as a fake back on the tank, never as a side piece though, it is unusual.
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Very unusual
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