How big of a sump do i need??

Discussion in 'Refugium' started by KingNeptune, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. KingNeptune

    KingNeptune Plankton

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    Hi guys im setting up a 30 gallon reef and fish tank i would like to now how big of a fuge do i need? I was thinking i could use a big HOB filter used for fresh water ass a light on the back of if add some live rock and chaeto and call it good to what do you guys think?
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  3. rc_mcwaters3

    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    for the money you could do a 10 gallon, but that would work but it really would have to be a big HOB filter to make it worth your while IMO
  4. Pennstatereefer

    Pennstatereefer Feather Duster

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    If you do the HOB think, please to be sure to keep us updated with pic and write ups on how it works.
  5. mulder32

    mulder32 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Depends on how big your stand is. I have a 29g sump on my 30g tank.
  6. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Vlamingii Tang

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    ^^^ I would go with a 29 alot of space for a big skimmer and alot of cheato, lr, mangroves
  7. brew0688

    brew0688 Fire Shrimp

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    The bigger the better. Do it as big as you can.

    One of the things I've learned in this hobby, is not to compromise for the sake of saving a few dollars. Get the biggest sump you can afford to put under that tank, with the most space for what you want to put in it now, and what you will end up wanting to put in it later.
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  9. coylee_17

    coylee_17 Fire Goby

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    I've heard of people turning old aquaclear 110's into HOB fuges. I'm sure anything is better than nothing, and the bigger you can go the better. Hope that helps lol.