300L Tank Advice

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  1. ccwilke

    ccwilke Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    I bought one of these thanks with a 3 chamber sump.I need advice to what to add to what chamber.It's a 1,2mx45x50 tank and the sump is half it's lenght.

    The guy who I bought it from said:

    1 Chamber Skimmer
    2 Chamber DSB with Cheato
    3 Chamber Return and NP Reactor.

    The one LPS said:

    1 Chamber Skimmer
    2 Chamber LR and Chaeto
    3 Chamber Return

    The other LPS said:

    1 Chamber Skimmer
    2 Chamber Bio Balls and Ceramic Chubes
    3 Chamber Return

    So I want to know from the experts what I must do I have limited funds and want to do it right the first time.

    The picture is one of the LPS idees?????:blush:

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    Thanks
     
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    Door no 1 & 2 combined :)

    1. Filter sock and skimmer
    2 LR
    3 Reactors (if using NP or similar...the outlet should feed back to chamber 1), return

    Door no 3 ....cool if keeping goldfish
     
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    ccwilke Thread Starter Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    @FransSny thanx for the advice.That was what I was thinking myself I just don't know the reactors I never had one or worked with one and wat's it for.
     
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    Reactors are used to "increase the effectiveness" of a normal biological cycle (sorry best way I can describe it). By adding No pellets, Phos , Carbon, Ca, etc, you are increasing the efficiency of the system.

    Depending on how your setup is geared, it could be an easy thing to do , but better palnned with the end goal in mind than adding the whole time...

    Hope it makes sens , or gimme a call
     
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    SHo that tank looks familiar ;)
     
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    ccwilke Thread Starter Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    @Marx it's your photo that one.I bought the exact same tank for R500,with 6x T5 lights.How was your system running any advice?
     
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    Ag kom nou ouens ek soek raad asb....
     
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    @ccwilke For R500???:y13: who did you steal that from? haha

    Well i actually just sold that tank for an upgrade, but i found the way i had my setup wasnt bad, it was a good start out tank, but the sump doesnt give you much to play around with in terms of filtration, for example i went through two skimmers till i got the one im using cause the compartment doesnt give much room for the skimmer.

    In my second compartment i had those tubes, but they were like a bone material, not sure if that is the ceramic one, and the third i have rock, i found that if i put a layer of filter material between the tubes it made a difference. My suggestion is put loolitubes in both compartments with that material layer in the second compartment. I was going to do that before i sold the tank.
     
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