My sump, how do I manage it.

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  1. NewbiePta

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    Hi there.

    This is my sump I got with the tank I baught.

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    Could you guys maybe suggest the best filtration in the chambers?

    Obviously chamber 1 is for the skimmer and 4 is the return. I was thinking plastic pot scrubbies and filter floss in chamber 3. What do I put in chamber 2?

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Pantoffel

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    Live rock in nr3 scrubbies and filter matt in nr 2 thats how I do mine
     
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    N3 is only 5,5cm wide. I would rather not force rock in there.
     
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    Ok then some seachem matrix in nr3 and then i will layer nr 2 vir filter matt on top some scrubbies and then some LR at the bottom.
     
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    It's better to plan your sump around your filtration and not try and cram things into the sump you have.
    Baffles can easily be removed, cut to size and replaced.

    Maybe start by deciding what you plan on keeping, then what filtration suits that (and the budget) and alter baffles.
     
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    I was thinking of extending the sump and putting another 60l sump on the other side of the cabinet. Turning this one into a dsb with a refugium. Would an 10w LED flood light work for a light source like on a scrubber?
     
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    I'm using a 10W spotlight on my refugium.
     
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    Ok i moved the baffle separating Chamber 1 and 2 since the skimmer i got was a bit big. Now I will use pot scrubbies and filter floss in chamber 2. Chamber 3 will be Orca Biocubes Titanium 500ml ( Aprox 400 - 450l system) And then return. What do you guys think? If I run biocubes can i still put a scrubber in chamber 4 and is it ok if its in the same chamber as my return?
     
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