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  1. Default what should I put in my nano reef sump?


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    So I got a wild hair up my @$$ and decided that I want to venture over into saltwater. I have a 110 black water amazon biotope set up. I had an old 10 gal that I am in the process of turning into a sump, my goal is to get a nice rimless 5 gal (maybe 6) and put that on an end table and underneath it put the sump. I think a Danner mag-drive mini or maybe a mag 1 would be a good pump. My question is what should I use for a protein skimmer? and what other items will be a good idea to include in the sump?

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    Typically, you can put all of your equipment in the sump so you don't see it. I would suggest a Aqac C Romora nano skimmer. This is a HOB skimmer and can allow you to free up much needed space in your sump. I would suggest a refugium compartment for some live rock and macro algae. When you put lights one refugium compartment like that, you should do it on a reverse cycle to your main tank in order the help you keep your pH more stable. you should also be able to put your heater in there as well.

    The below links will provide you with more details on how to set- up and plumb a sump if you would like

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/some-sump-basics/

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/aqu...umbing-basics/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Thank you so much Cliff! I had to redo my initial plans to allow for a bigger refugium.
    my equipment compartment is 5 1/4"w x 9 3/4"lx 9 1/4" h, my refugium is 9 1/4" x 9 3/4" x 9 1/4"h and my return area, I took into account the dimensions of the pump and made it a little bigger than the pump itself, its 3 3/4".
    I looked up the skimmer you told me, I'm trying to do this tank as effeciently and inexpensive as possible. I found the reef octopus NS-80 nano skimmer, do you have any experience with this one?

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    I have never personally owned one of those, but I have read good things about them.

    They will sit inside that tank hanging off the glass which will take up space. The one I recommended will sit on the outside of the glass leaving more room in the sump

    Either one should be fine tho.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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