Do you have a sump?

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Do you use a sump?

  1. Yes.

    74.1%
  2. No.

    25.9%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    When I switched to a an overflow and sump, I never looked back. Do you use one?
     
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  3. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    Now that I have flooded the house? You bet!
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    i would, but well...dont really have the space or time lol...maybe later...lol
     
  5. Country

    Country Plankton

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    I have done it both ways. I have run without a sump for years and did just fine; this past year has been with a sump and I do like having all the equipment down there along with the surface skimming.
     
  6. blue_eyes53813

    blue_eyes53813 Flamingo Tongue

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    Nope , never have used a sump. I agree it would hide the equipment but dont have room for a sump either. Been in the hobby for 4 years and never had a problem.
     
  7. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    You bet, my first set up so i would not know what to do other wise plus i am running a ASM G3 so i have to have one. Wish i went with a smaller tank/sump though. put a 29gal under my 90 and had to put it in before i put the 90 down for it will not fit through the door. Ops big mistake, but it hold alot more water and equipment in there. LOL!!!
     
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  9. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    I use a sump that was a wet and dry at one point. That drains into a Refugium then back to the tank. The best part is that there is a closet behind the tank that everything is in so it is very quiet in the Living room now.

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