Down time for the SUMP

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  1. mytank

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    Hi all,

    I need some advise please. I need to take my sump out for some changes I need to make to some of the barriers for the flow. My tank is in the fourth week of cycling so no real life stock accept some Zoas that came with the live rock and two hermits.

    The sump has all the normal goodies, heaters, return pump, floss, carbon sock, skimmer etc.

    My question is I probably need about two to three days for the sump to be out to allow for the silicone to dry etc. What do I need in the main tank to carry on with the cycle whilst I do the repairs?

    If possible I would like to keep the cycle, zoas, LR and hermits going for the time that the sump is out, what do I need to keep going in the main tank?

    Thank you for you time
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    A heater, flow pumps, LR and salt water :)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i agree with Tremayn, in such early stages i doubt there will be any ill effect on the system, and rather do the modification to the sump now rather than later
     
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    Thanks guys, that's what I thought whilst the tank is in cycle mode I can do the modifications I want to do on the SUMP.
     
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    have fun :)
     
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    Just move the heater upstairs. And drain a bit of water out of display so that the overflow do not drop water down when you stick your hands in the display. You will stick your hands in the display in that 3 days, I know.
     
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    You right I will :) thanks for the advice guys! should I keep the drained water or just replace with RO + Salt ?
     
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    unless you got an extra heater and powerjead to use in the drum where you store the drained water. Else, chuck it.
     
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    Ok I can get the heater not the power head. I can replace with RO + Salt right? Won't it cause a alge bloom?
     
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    As long as its marine salt and not table salt.
    Its would just be like a big water change.
    As long as the PH is the same, temperature the same, no problem.
     
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