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Old 03-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
 
Sump media?

hey every1 new here and i have a freshwater tropical 4ft tank and setting up a 2 foot sump with 5 section i was think of using a

1 filter sock Or fitler wool for the first
2 bio balls??? are these good
3 Noodles?
4 gravel and matrix?
5 pump and heater

thanks guys im just wondering are all of these medias the recommed one's to use.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum!

Is this a DIY build or a ready made sump?
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:31 AM   #3
 
already made
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
 
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
 
Welcome!
I think bio balls and noodles are somewhat expensive, over-rated commercialized 'stuff'. If I had a sump, (don't laugh) I'd go to the dollar store and get a bunch of nylon pot scrubbers for wet/dry. I don't think I'd bother with gravel, but Matrix, De*Nitrate and or a deep sand bed might be good.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:26 AM   #6
 
sounds good i have a canister filter with media in it now so im going to use media in that



1st filter wool then sponges
2nd pot scrubers
3rd noodles and bio balls
4th matrix and gravel
5th heater and pump

does this sound like a good setup for my sump?

no im not going to all that work for a pic you no what a 2ft long glass fish tank is by 1ft by 1ft and other poeple seem to be answering my questions fine sorry


thanks guys
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
 
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The reason I asked was because the baffles usually used in most ready made sumps that people employ on freshwater tanks, restrict the flow enough to sometimes make certain media totally ineffective and a trap for waste.

Bioballs and pot scrubbers will not be as effective being totally submerged in water, they work most efficiently when used in a wet/dry setup.

Heater should be in one of the middle compartments, it may not have time to heat the water sufficiently before it is pumped back to the tank being in with the pump.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
 
Fair enough mate, yer all the media will be fully submersed what media do u recommend?
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:28 AM   #9
 
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Fair enough mate, yer all the media will be fully submersed what media do u recommend?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
 
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Fluidized bed filters can be hard to setup and maintain in a sump.

It would really help seeing a picture of the sump or a link to iy, to offer the best solutions to make it as effective as possible.
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