Sump filter media

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  1. luwaynecrous

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    What mechanical filtration can I use in my sump, or is it needed at all?
     
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    I am also a beginner. My answer is: Skimmer and DSB.
     
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    Are you talking about electrical filtration or true mechanical filtration such as floss, bio balls, ceramic rings etc.

    For electrical filtration there is a skimmer.

    For mechanical there is live rock, deep sand bead and filter floss. Don't let anyone try convince you that bio balls and ceramic rings are needed. If you use filter floss it also needs to be changed every few days or so.
     
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    Just a small correction manic, skimmer, filter floss, sponges etc is mechanical filtration, the dsb and live rock will be your bio filtration and activated carbon, purigen etc will be your chemical filtration.
     
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    True. Was speed typing and not thinking what I was saying.
     
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