Whats under your Tank

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Tridan, 30 Oct 2011.

  1. Tridan

    Tridan

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    So whats your sump look like, share ideas of whats worked for you, pics of whats lurking down there.

    What mechanical or chemical filtration your running, did i mention we need pics.

    biological filtration, sandbeds, cheato and um pics...

    We have dedicated threads for skimers and this reactor and that type of algae, but i cant find any dedicated threads to what holds it all together, The sump......

    Oh and yes pics pics pics.
     
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  3. ziyaadb

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    water into the jug with filter floss
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    then 2 pumps in the return chamber 1 feeding the double reactor and the other feeding the phos reactor
     
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    double reactor has carbon in
     
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    heres mine.. From left to right, inlet chamber with bubble trap, skimmer chamber with bubble trap, return then lastly its a refuge. The inlet from the overflow is split in two with 80% of the water going to the inlet chamber and the rest going to the refuge which is loaded with LR. This is an old pic but I removed the cheato from the refuge and loaded it with LR from my DT

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    refuge (how it used to be)
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  6. Tridan

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    Nice, Ziyaadb i seen you got no dsb, reason for this?
    Not advocating a dsb just want to know why you choose not to run one.

    Tremayn, also no dsb, same as above, what's your thoughts...
    Also looks like you got liverock in your one chamber, reason? your thoughts on running chamber dedicated to LR, benefits etc.

    Sorry for all the questions but its info we should share...
    I would share mine but it looks like crap atm.

    Thanks guys
     
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    personally I dont want to wait ages for the DSB to seed and I dont have the space for a sufficiently sized dsb. I carbon dose so there is no need for a dsb or macro algae. I keep LR in the refuge just for added biofiltration and also I wanted less rock in my dt so I moved it to the refuge
     
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  9. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Bump !
    ex sump....

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    Thats some seriaaaaas skimate there singularity. nice neat sump btw
     
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    My sump.. Very basic.

    Its a 1.4 x 650 x 450. skimmer chamber right, then dsb, then return. At the back the RO chamber is built in, used 150 for that and its about 60-70L RO
    * The DSB now has cheato in and i seeded it with sand from @RiaanP DSB. Also has 2x hermits and 2 x spagetti worms in the DT that i moved down to DSB.So its slowly becoming alive*

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