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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 12:38 am

so with my new tank it has a sump and im loving it it just seems that the water is a little stagnet i was wondering what are some ways that you have used to help keep the water moving around so it dont look all nasty and doesnt have the film on top of the water
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 4:18 pm

really no one?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu May 13, 2010 4:31 pm

Powerheads Wink

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 4:32 pm

what size of a power head?
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Post by Dook on Thu May 13, 2010 4:41 pm

whatever gets the current you need/desire... obviously larger the better with that monster tank
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 4:47 pm

i have a spare pump i was thinking of hooking that up to jsut move water around
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Post by bulldogg7 on Thu May 13, 2010 4:57 pm

I used an air stone, but haven't needed it for a while. Not sure what caused the skin in the sump but whatever it was has stopped. Maybe it was from the wood, or coming off the bioballs. A small pump should work, just something to keep the surface moving around and keep it broken it up.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 4:58 pm

yea it was real bad and what i did to fix it i movedthe pump to the middle of the water
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu May 13, 2010 5:00 pm

2 of the larger Koralia's (4 or bigger). One on each end of the tank.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 5:01 pm

im talking about in side the sump the tank is clean ass hell man
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu May 13, 2010 5:09 pm

Inside the sump you could put a couple airstones. That'd do it Wink

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 5:11 pm

hmm good call neverreally thought about that
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu May 13, 2010 5:14 pm

Oops, missed Jeff's post. He'd already answered ya.

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Re: My sump

Post by poolmako on Thu May 13, 2010 10:03 pm

henry is your sump moving all the water out of the sump or pulling it more from the bottom? if so you might try to decrease the flow into the sump a little so you are get all the water though your filter you could also try to run the water though some filter floss or a filter sock you should not have any build up in the filter, if you have surface scum in the sump its not working right, you have overflows on the tank right?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu May 13, 2010 10:59 pm

my tank has 2 rectangle over flows and teh water goesi n throw pvc pipes ill get pics of it and show you guiys its pretty cool
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Post by poolmako on Thu May 13, 2010 11:57 pm

i want to see pics of your sump and filter setup too.
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Post by poolmako on Mon May 17, 2010 10:22 pm

henry where are the pics of your filter system?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon May 17, 2010 10:57 pm

lol oh yea my bad ima snap a vid tomorrow after my last day of school sorry finshing up odds and ends of high school
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