Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Dec 4, 2006.
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Do you use the sponge prefilter on your internal sump pump?
Just my thoughts.
I say no.
If you do it can become clogged and thus will reduce your flow.
If in a sump or fuge, and depending on the design only tiny bits of junk will get in anyways and those should not hurt your pump at all when it goes through.
The positives however are to keep anything away from the pump that could clogged it or to create another area for beneficial bacteria.
Right now no. But im thinking of adding the filter/carbon attachment to my pump (aquaclear 702) cause right now i have a bag of carbon in my sump thats not getting enough flow.
You could also put the carbon at the end of your overflow so that it does not put more strain on your pump
Now why didnt i think about that one. Thanks
I do not have an internal return pump but I did.
I voted no as well. I use This
on the overflows to catch debre prior to is entering the sump. I change them every 3 days and pop them into the washing machine. Work Great
Funny you should bring that up as I just removed my prrefilter sponges for my sump return and the pump running my skimmer. The water was slowing down as the sponge was blocking the water flow...I took them off to clean them, but i think I will leave them off to allow the pumps to work more freely and have a stronger water flow!!!!!
My water goes through a sponge filter before it goes into the pump chamber in my sump/fuge.
No I use a filter sock from the overflow drain.
I use one because I had a snail sneak in to my pump before no good. Also if I put a strainer on the return pump then I reduce its power. I rinse the sponge every week.
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