Sumps or refugiums
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:58 AM
i'm thinking about modding an aquaclear for my 2.5 pico reef that i'm building
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:08 AM
Turn off the bubbles.....they piss off corals lol. Sumps add water volume and the ability to hide equipment and can house a refugium...
That being said there is no problem running without one if you are diligent. My thirty gallon has neither a skimmer nor a sump and it is perfectly healthy. I will eventually add a sump though because it is easier to implement a gravity type ATO with a float switch and a good place to hide a heater.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:43 AM
But there's no reason to say that they don't make an impact.
It's the same thing with skimmers. Are they necessary for a nano tank? No. Are they beneficial? Yes.