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post #1 of 6 Old 04-15-2007, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
new 125 tank and first time setting up sump tank , what???

i got a 125 tank and the sump i think is a 30 long anyway i have the pump to push the water to the tank a protein skimmer , , what else do i need im only going to do live rock, fish thats about it what else should i do??????
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-15-2007, 08:13 PM
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setups usually go pump from main tank to sump,bubble trap or somthing into a filter media then into a colinating place where u put ur pods n other nitirifying stuff, then u put the skimmer then u put the pump from the skimmer to the main tank so the water coming out has been treated by everything, doesnt it?thats wat ive heard, dont quote me :)
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-16-2007, 11:08 AM
setups usually go pump from main tank to sump,
Its the other way around pump from sump to main tank. Gravity works to bring the water to the sump.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-16-2007, 03:19 PM
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Yes, on my tank. I have tank to sump. and pump to tank. In my wetdray i have my bioballs, and my protein skimmer and UV. As well as carbon and a few different places where i have pads to collect gunk.

55 G 4x1.7x1.7
Emperor 400, Fluval 404, undergravel, Resun Cl300 Chiller
1 Blue damsel, 1 yellow tail damsel
1 Koran Angle
1 Long Noise Hawk
6 month old tank

55G 4x2x1
Self-built wetdry, undergravel, Seaclone 100, Turbo Twist 9w
1 Queen Angle juvenile about 6 inch long,, 1 maroon clown fish,
1 hawaiian turkey fish (lion). 1 blue damsel
3 year old tank
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-16-2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
hi , again pittsburg i understand my pump pushes the water up to the main tain and gravity sends it back down ,, how much water over the pump dp i need or will it do its own thing when i fill the main tank ///
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-16-2007, 05:12 PM
No matter what pump you get the over flow will only handle what the pump has to give. I would use something with a 1200gal/hr flow rate or more.
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