10-14-2011, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by wannalearn
after some consideration, i think i have decided against doing a sump, my tank is not a reef ready tank, and i am afraid of flooding.(hate it, i loved the idea of a sump/refrigium) but i have not seen a overflow that i trust enough not to flood/ or burn up pumps in a power outage. so i think i will use a hob skimmer, run my fluval 305 canister with carbon, maybe some phos remover. and let live sand and live rock do the rest. do you see any problems with that. can a sw set up run like that, and be as quality a system as a sump set up...
Your all set. You don't need to run a sump. And HOB Skimmer models have improved quite a bit. Even if you do consider going to a reef setup, your still ok to use the setup you listed.