hi guys, advice needed pls

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  1. oceanic boy

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    Howsit guys...

    Purchased my first marine tank with a sump. What goes in the 3 different areas of the sump? I know the i know the first and last are for the skimmer and return pump.. Middle section for a dsb.... It that all i need in the sump to start up?

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    Basically yes.... But do some research bud... I got some suspended Live rock in there too...
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    you can make an egg crate stand so you can put LR and macro algae over the DSB.
     
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    Thanx maxi:thumbup:
     
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    Hey tre my man... How u doing?... Lol please dont laugh at me coz im new to all tis sump stuff... Haha but wat the heck is ano egg crate ?lol pics by any chance?:)
     
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    doing good my man.. Egg crate is this plastic mesh. You can get it from the lighting section in some places.. I have personally never found it lol but a lot of people use it here. You dont want to place rocks directly on the DSB.. Will look for pics of egg crate. Think Maxisoft built a structure with it
     
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    Googled it... Didnt know that was called egg crate lol....so i just place that over the sand and place rock on dat? If i grow macro algae in my dsb, wont i need to put a light over it?
     
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    lol and I spent all this time looking for pics! It was actually CW who used it in his scaping.. Here is the page
    CW`s Saltwater Reef - Page 4 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    No you must make legs for it, you can use that thin pvc pipe. You want theegg crate above the dsb surface. Yes you need a light for the macro algae. An energy saver globe works fine. I use the ever ready 6400k globe. You must run the light on a reverse cycle. So it comes on just before the lights in the DT go off, then it goes off a few min after the DT lights come on. It helps to maintain the Ph, as it drops during the night
     
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    perfect, i see what you mean... do you have bbm?
     
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    noooooo.. Im an android man ;)
     
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    :thumbup:Lol... Thanx for the help bud... Really appreciate it...chat soon...
     
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