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post #1 of 5 Old 09-28-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-28-2006, 11:42 PM
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Plants are rarely seen in marine. You're probably thinking of marine algae Caulerpa.
I'm not an expert so I'll leave the sump contents recommendations to Usmc.

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post #3 of 5 Old 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.
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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

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