Sump Q

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  1. Wetty

    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    so which would u suggest is the best sump design in a 3ft tank for a first timer. Name each compartment in order and how to set them up. Iv got many ideas....but im gettting ahead of myself.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    A standard 3 chamber sump.
    Chamber 1 Over flow from tank and you skimmer.
    Chamber 2 DSB (deep san bed).
    Chamber 3 Return pump to tank.
     
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    Mekaeel right on the money, if you want to get funky you can have a separate LR compartment :)
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Live rock?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Exactly the way I've done it,seperate compartment for LR :)
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Explain ur set up pls....so that I can get a mental pic
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Let me check up for a pic...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok here's the design of mines
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok heres another old pic of my sump
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    On the left of the pic...why do u have a shorter wall on either side of the taller wall?
     
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    Those are baffels.Helps in preventing micro bubbles from entering the return chamber and thus prevents it from going into your display.
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I prefer to have it.Saves you hassels in the long run,ie.once the tank is filled and then you notice the bubbles
     
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    mekaeel would these micro bubbles not aid in the aeration of the water?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    In the first compartment of the sump it is fine,but you dont want it in your DT as it will look ugly.
     
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    ok bro:)
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Yeah..the bubbles carrry the bad stuff rite? Like the waste and so forth
     
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    i dont think it would carry waste wetty, the DSB / CHAETO should take care of that at a large percentage
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Nothings fool proof..and im sure sum wud find its way thru. I spose as long as its less than 2%
     
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