Help with 45cm cube setup

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  1. nudibranch

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    Greetings All

    We recently got a 45cm cube for the wife. We have added the substrate, rock and water. I have a question about what to add to the sump at the back. Currently we have the skimmer (Bubble Magnus QQ) in the second chamber as it does not it in the first chamber and the heater and return pump in the third chamber. Due to the limited space in the sump what else would you recommend I add to the sump?

    Bio cubes?
    Purigen?
    Carbon?
    Media filter?
    Small rock?
     
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    I've seen a few guys add small live rock..
     
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    i will give you a shout this eve...
    i have plenty small LR you can have etc
     
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    WRT filtration, I was having a discussion with Mark from ORCA, he is busy working on a new format of nitra guard biocubes specifically designed to be used in nano tanks. Perhaps make contact with him. I assume Dallas can help you with his number? @dallasg
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Purigen is a nice easy one that I like to use, the small box one comes in it's own bag, you just have to put it in some nice flow and that's it, no additional reactors or anything, plus you can recharge/regenerate it.
     
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    Thanks all

    Another thing is that my return pump seems to be generating alot of micro bubbles in the DT, how do I get rid of that?
     
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    I had the same problem. I found that it was either sometimes a "bubble" in the plumbing or was due to the water in the sump being too low and requiring a top. I would just turn off the pump for a few mins in the former instance and then switch it back on. This or the top up would sort it out... Hope this helps.
     
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    Heater shouldnt be in return compartment as it would not always be submerged due to evaporation. Seachem pond matrix would be good bio filter. My favorite biocubes would work even better.
     
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