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post #11 of 31 Old 06-04-2009, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so out of these which would be better ?? found these on glass cages.com thanks

48 x 12 x 17
48 x 18 x 13
48 x 12 x 21
48 x 18 x 17
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post #12 of 31 Old 06-05-2009, 01:29 AM
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glass cages? this is for a sump? and your going to get it pre-built?
honestly IMO these look super clean and nice but can be expensive. personally i prefer to build a DIY sump from a used tank so i can make it exactly how i want it and save a bunch of money while im at it. the biggest i can fit/afford is what i would use. really i guess it comes down to what your willing to pay, what your looking for, and what fits your needs.
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post #13 of 31 Old 06-05-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well 18 " wide 48" long wont fit under tank 48 x 12 wide will but I think its to narrow for a sump ?? SO back to drawing board LOL....Why wouldnt you set it up as inlet ||skimmer||refugium||return ??? thanks again lol...
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Hey Onefish2fish could I see a pic or sketch of you sump ??
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post #15 of 31 Old 06-05-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Found your sump SUMP FOR DUMMIES LOL....
Does the chaeto need to have live rock or sand with it, or can it just be in the sump alone ?
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post #16 of 31 Old 06-05-2009, 07:52 PM
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i suggest putting sand and cheato in the refugium section. any rock can go into the display unless you wish to put 1 or 2 pieces in the fuge ( but no more so it doesnt trap debris causing spikes )
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post #17 of 31 Old 06-06-2009, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Will a filter sock filter out nutrients for cheato to grow?
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post #18 of 31 Old 06-06-2009, 08:20 AM
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no, however i have heard mixed things on them. they are good for "polishing" your water or to cut down inlet bubbles going into the sump but need to be cleaned often to avoid building up debris just like a canister filter, HOB filter, incorrect sand depth/grain size and so forth. i have also heard of people complaining that they can deprive your corals of food ( depending on the mesh size ) as they collect the fine particles that corals would normally catch in the water.
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post #19 of 31 Old 06-06-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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I have one in my temp sump now have to clean 3-4 days. With no filter sock all that debris and stuff would sit in bottom of sump/refigium ? is this a problem or is there a way to avoid that ?? Thanks ..
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post #20 of 31 Old 06-06-2009, 10:33 AM
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my sumps alittle dirty but its under the stand out of view. there is however a window to view the refugium through the stand but right now i have a 40 breeder sump w/ baffles thats setup temp. until i drill my actual 40 breeder sump that im going to be using for my pump.
really you could just siphon anything out if you want the sump that clean and replace with some new saltwater and call it a water change.
dont get me wrong i know people that use the socks and like them. i guess it comes down to personal preference and what works for you.
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