Sump help???????

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by KATHIE, 20 Jan 2010.

  1. KATHIE

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    I have a 3ft sump in my malawi tank. It has been running for about 5 months. I December I made a cabinet wrap. Recently I started getting a earthy smell. Do you marine guys ever have this. I was thinking of venting the doors with 4 holes on each at the top & 4 on the left of the wrap.
     
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    Hi Kathie

    what did you use for the cabinet. Could be absorbing moisture, put a fan on it & see if it goes away after a day or so.

    If so then add some ventilation holes (would be a good idea anyways)
     
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    I used 18mm shutterply & painted it with matt black PVA.
     
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    can you tell if the wood is wet anywhere inside? maybe it looks like its soaking up moisture?
     
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    Its dry. I was thinking of drilling holes on the rhs door & lhs of cabinet wrap.
     
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    how about holes in the back? would look nicer. also maybe look at putting in an extrator fan will help alot
     
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    The back is open.
     
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