Sump Size....

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  1. JoeNubee

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    Please guys..some advise..:blush: I have a (10mm) 1200x400x700h tank in my garage.**Used to be tropical/malawi tank**

    can i convert this and if so what size sump should i get? doesn't have bottom drain though...
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    did you use any copper medications in the tank? Sump size depends on your filtration and equipment. If you are going DSB, refuge then you should have a big sump, bigger the better.

    I strongly recommend getting your DT drilled and fitting an overflow box, the alternatives are not too good
     
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    oh, and yes you can convert it to a marine tank (if you did not use any copper based medications) but I would rather get another tank as the dimensions are not too good. Your tank is narrow and deep, it should be wide and shallow
     
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    sump size concern

    i just built a tank but im not sure if my sump is big enough.. im going DSB route

    my tank size is 1500x700x700h and my sump is 1000x300x300h

    is that fine ??

    thanx
     
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    Biggest sump you can fit i guess.. But wait for the pro's comments:)
     
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