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le9569 09-28-2006 11:24 PM

What's inside a sump?
 
Hello Experts,

Since my tank is quite small (46Gl), I created a 30 GL sump to exchange water. So far so good. Now, I wonder what needs to be added into a sump to make the better quality in water and others? So far, I removed the thermo from the main tank and put into the sump. :)

What else? mud as someone told me? or plant? what kind of plant? I have no idea about this one, please help.

Thanks.

le9569

Lupin 09-28-2006 11:42 PM

Plants are rarely seen in marine. You're probably thinking of marine algae Caulerpa.:tongue:
I'm not an expert so I'll leave the sump contents recommendations to Usmc.:devil: :wink2:

usmc121581 09-29-2006 06:51 AM

I have my sump sectioned of into 3 parts. The sections are separated by pond filter media. In the first section is my protien skimmer, the second part is a live sand bed UV sterilizer, heater and some Caulerpa algea. In the third is just the pumpto return the water. Then you just buy a regular flourescent hood for the algea to grow.

le9569 09-29-2006 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usmc121581
I have my sump sectioned of into 3 parts. The sections are separated by pond filter media. In the first section is my protien skimmer, the second part is a live sand bed UV sterilizer, heater and some Caulerpa algea. In the third is just the pumpto return the water. Then you just buy a regular flourescent hood for the algea to grow.

For the algae, do you mean this type? http://cgi.ebay.com/live-chaetomorph...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks

usmc121581 09-29-2006 06:45 PM

Yes.


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