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  1. Default freshwater sump good or bad ?


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    I'm thinking of setting up a sump for my freshwater 140 gallon with some fish in the central section, has anyone else tried this, do you think there will be any benefits or problems ? the sump would be a 70 gallon tank with 2 filter/bio chambers, a central chamber of around 45gal and a return chamber. I'm thinking of doing this as it would be a good nursery for my smaller new stock instead of the 10gal I'm currently using.

    Any thoughts?
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    Massive two thumbs up for the sump Not sure if I would keep fish in it though, what lighting would you use? Fish do need regular light cycles.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Yea thumbs up in big tanks, sumps are great. If you are making your own sky is limit. My friend grows Plants in his. Has light under his stand and everything. Though he made his stand.


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    Yeah. If it were me, I'd set up a sump choke-full of plants, holding a breeding colony of shrimps. The plants will be your living filter, and any small shrimp that get pulled into the main tank will become food.
    Support your local ichthyofauna - buy a fishing license!

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    Scottish I have 2x39watt t5's to go on it and some nice blue led's
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    Sumps can give you a lot of bio-filtration when set-up with that in mind.

    I would suggest a sump if you have your main tank drilled. That way you can easily and completely eliminate the risks of flooding your floor or buring out your return pump should you have a power-failure. At least a lot easier than using siphon based set-ups
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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  7. Default shrimp.


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    Sump is in and plumbed, I'll try and get my lovely wife to take some picks and upload them today,
    Do I get the Snowball shrimp for the refuge now or do I need to wait ? I've never had shrimp before
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotchbonneteater
    Sump is in and plumbed, I'll try and get my lovely wife to take some picks and upload them today,
    Do I get the Snowball shrimp for the refuge now or do I need to wait ? I've never had shrimp before

    cant wait for pics also id wait till you get a bb in it, kinda like cycling the new pump, I am sure you know to leave your other pumps running. not big on shrimp knowledge but they probably need it up and cycled perfectly since shrimp stay near bottem.. or i could be all wrong


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    I agree with angelfish! Shrimp like well cycled tanks, so probably best to wait a bit.

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

  10. Default pics


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    OK here are some pics of my tank up and running, the pump is a central heating pump and boy has it got a high flow rate! had to turn it down to its lowest setting.
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    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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