hello, starting a new tank.....

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  1. audioworx3

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    hey everybody

    I'm busy with a tank, i have read a bit about not needing to run a sump and protein skimmer, so i'm going to give it a try, it was a fresh water setup so im converting it.
    Don't know too much about this stuff read alot have a few friends who are helping me out.
    My dad has also always had tanks so his rubbed off a bit on me.....
    if all doesn't go according to plan i can add a sump and skimmer later, i am planning on
    doing reef and fish....
    Any info or insight with sumpless setup will be much appreciated thanks guys.....

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    What are you going to use for filtration?
     
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    i have 2 external filters which will get modified accordingly.....
     
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    Hi and welcome.....I am sure it possible with a lot of patience and testing. Am sure you will get away with keeping softies and maybe some LPS. In my view try and get a skimmer.....Even if its hob for now. It will definately help. I am running a sumpless setup at the moment and it is tricky getting the parameters stable. Thinking of getting new setup now with sump.
     
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    where will you put the skimmer if there is no sump?
     
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    You do not have to have to drill a tank for a sump. You get up flow sumps as well.
     
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    the bottom of the cabinet wont allow a large sump unless i split it into 2 sumps
     
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    if you Pm me your contact number I can send you some pics of my system tonight
     
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    Before you fill it up, get the tank drilled and an overflow fitted. Else one day in the future when you eventually decided to do it, you sit with a full tank and no place to keep everything while you modify the tank.

    Another option would then be to rather get another tank that is drilled and to move everything over.
     
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    the guy whos helping me has 5 tanks 2 with sump 2 without and 1 freshwater they seem to be working ok....
    I dont think it will be too much of an issue to do regular water changes as we stay across the road from the beach, can also get water from the oceanarium which is very close to me also....
    a sump and skimmer do look like the best option so ill see what i can do wrt that...
    so far just have the sand grid for base, wave makers and busy with lighting..... will be another week before water goes in so i still have some time....
     
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