Sump Advice

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  1. Carter-PE

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    To all the sump experts

    I would like some advice on where to put stuff like phos remover, ammonia stones, purigen, carbon etc

    I am currently running a small tank with a built-in sump in the 3 rear. It is divided into 3 chambers. So the DT overflows into chamber 1 where I have the skimmer situated. I currently have a filter pad on the overflow. I have a 40mm gap between chambers 1 and 2. The water flows down chamber 1 and then up through the gap and over into chamber 2. In chamber 2 I have a DSB about 180mm deep with about 180mm of water above it and a couple small pieces of LR. This flows over into chamber 3. In chamber 3 is the return pump. I have also made a DIY media reactor which is currently running carbon and the reactor pump is in chamber 3.

    I also have 2 small airstones, 1 in chamber 3 and the other is in the gap between chambers 1 & 2.

    In the gap between chambers 1 & 2 I have the following: SeaChem purigen, Aquaria-SA ammonia stones, and Brightwell ExtraxPhos.

    What I would like to know is, should I leave the chemical filtration in that gap or move the bags to the return chamber? Also, where would be the best place to put a filter pad?
     
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    Best place for filter pad would be before the reactors. Would help to prevent them blocking up.

    And normally the chemical filtration is last, just before the return pump.
     
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