going bigger !!!

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  1. NickP

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    Hi guyz im going bigger but need planes for a sump...
    help pls!!!!
     
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    all depends on what route you are going?
     
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    Howmany roots are there?
    Im getting a 350l tank
    and would like to know how big must my sump be
    and what must b in it.

    I currently have a 150l with the filter built in and the skimmer on top
    so it is low maintenance.
    The skimmer filters my tank six times in an hour and the filter fou times.

    Going bigger i think wount be so easy and that is 1 of the things i am looking forward to!!!!!
     
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    Hi people. i got my tank the weekend and im going to start setup buy wendsday
    NEW TANK is;1.2m x450mm x650mm
    But i am wondering about what to use as gravel ?
    I have coral at the moment but im going to PE in a few weeks and whas thinking of getting some seasand.... but dont know how to clean it for the tank so if someone can help me
    buy telling me how then i can maybe do that.
    Thanks
     
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    If you are going with sea sand... you have to wash it very thoroughly!! If its not washed properly then you can have phos and sillicets leach back into your system leading to lots off un wanted algaes ect. I would rather go with aragonite(expensive route) Or playsand(cheap route).

    Then your sump can never be to big. So go with the biggest size possible!
    Then you can either use a "natural" filtration route.(dsb refurgium ect)
    Or use the "Hi tech" route.(Np reactor, phos and carbon reactors ect)
    All depends on what you want to keep and off course budget.
    Every filtration methode has its own pro's and con's.
     
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    Playsand????????
     
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    Like builders sand. Can get it from Toys r us. Needs to be rinsed first too
     
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    Jip playsand.
     
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    is playsand a problem when cleaning and dose it make a lear om sludge ontop???
     
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    No it will not. Just wash it a couple of times in a bucket and you're all set.
     
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    Playsand is good. I use it in my DSB. Just wash it properly. Washing smaller batches is also easier. Also sheck some garden centres that sell soil etc, they have playsand a lot cheaper than Reggies. Same stuff, and just as dirty.
     
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    Thankz for the help with the sand !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Im "playing tonight":lol: with the sand and the pipe work on top
    If chosen to go with NO sump but have made a small piece of the tank
    my filter 1/5 is the ratio. My skimmer will be external and filter
    the tank 6/7 times in an hour when done ill upload some pics.
    going in a few weeks to P.E and a buddy is going to get us sum purmits to go diving.
    so if im luky ill be abol to get some rocks to fill my tank and maybe a fish or too.
     
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    Hi guyz.
    I have put my tank up and running but now have the problem of filling it!
    The ONLY petshop in bloem that hase live rock now hase none.
    Can some1 pls help me here:(:( then i have a trgger fish and a spotfin lion that needs a good home
    so if some1 know of some arangements we can make pls help will be apriciated.
     
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    Hey guyz .
    I found a tread worm in my tank is is a problem to my tank or just a freaky worm???
     
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    a pic would help
     
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    post a thread in the for sale section under live stock. Maybe you can swap them for some LR
     
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