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post #11 of 17 Old 03-06-2007, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, general consensus, get a reef ready tank = drilled with overflow.

Now for the sump, if I am going with a 55-65G tank, go with a 10G?? sump? In the sump I put the skimmer (inside the tank?) and submersible?return pump? and hang the heater? Anything else for beginners?

I know these are alot of sump 101 questions. Just trying to get it right the first time.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-07-2007, 07:09 AM
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a 20 gallon or so sump would be better, but it would not fit under it so it would have to go naxt to the tank.
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-07-2007, 04:22 PM
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Ok, general consensus, get a reef ready tank = drilled with overflow.

Now for the sump, if I am going with a 55-65G tank, go with a 10G?? sump? In the sump I put the skimmer (inside the tank?) and submersible?return pump? and hang the heater? Anything else for beginners?

I know these are alot of sump 101 questions. Just trying to get it right the first time.
well you need a micro bubble filter thing (so micro bubbles wont enter the main tank) and you can add a refugium if you have a bigger sump
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-07-2007, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I think I am getting the idea of this sump thing.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-08-2007, 06:41 AM
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a sump is easy. its kinda like a big filter for saltwater, well if you have a refugium in it, it is. but it is easier than having all the equipment hanging on the back of your tank.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-14-2007, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Getting closer. I plan to buy a used setup but have not found any that are reef ready, so now it looks like I am back to an overflow box? For a 75G FOLR do I need a sump?

Also, I am still not understanding if they drill your tank how do you create the overflow section - add a tube to the fitting in the tank? Where is the hole drilled? bottom?
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-14-2007, 11:31 PM
drilled holes take water at the same place as overflow boxes, at the surface. You can get ones that drain from the bottom of your tank but if the power goes out it will keep draining which will empty your tank and suffocate your tank members. Drilled ones at the top that skim the top water line is best.
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