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  1. Reef E

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    What is a sump and what is it use
     
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    I don't have a sump & i regret not having one.
    it's the place you put all your equipment like skimmer & so on - the engine room

    my new tank will have a sump nearly the same foot print of my display tank

    Mark
     
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    Hi Reef E - a sump is an extra tank (usually smaller than the display tank, but can be much bigger) that you add to your tank. It USUALLY sits below the display tank (but can be remote - ie. in the garage, etc), and houses a Deep Sand Bed filtration system, the skimmer, other filtration media, extra live rock, heater, RO topup, and return pump....

    This extra tank is usually divided into seperate "sections" where the water flows from the one section to the next section..... I hope that you understand this now better?
     
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    A picture of a sump gives you an idea of what goes in it


    new_sump.jpg
     
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